Saturday, January 27, 2018

Sunday Quilt Inspiration: Easy Squares

Patchwork Quilt Quilted Blanket Traditional Quilt by PeppersAtticWay back in 2013, when I started this series, I wrote about making quilts from simple squares. You can find that very popular post here. But it's been a while and I've discovered many more quilts made of squares, so I thought it would be nice to revisit the idea. I won't go through the directions of how to make a quilt like this; you can easily go back and read that.

Instead, I thought I'd give you a few reasons for making a quilt using one square blocks. 

  1. they are easy to sew together
  2. you can use coordinating fabrics 
  3. you can burn through a pile of scraps
  4. no difficult circles to sew 
  5. matching corners is relatively easy
  6. any edge can be the top (so you can choose your favorite)
  7. any size block will work (so big blocks make for a fast quilt)
  8. using blocks of different colors, you can create a design (without difficult blocks)
  9. it's easy to move up to other shapes (rectangles and triangles are easy next steps)
  10. it's easy to move to two- and three-square blocks

Funky Random Patchwork Quiltpicnic/double by secondsanctuary


HUOT, share, promote, share the love :) by renee leary on EtsyPink vintage sheet quilt - The Vintage Sheet Blog

Absolutely gorgeous!! by Bobo Bun

My quilt | Flickr - Photo Sharing!Rainbow Quilt by Rae | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

It's simply 12" squares - nothing complicated. I just needed something that would come together fast and easy. I picked out all the springy and bright fabrics. It measures approximately 92x92".

Sunday Afternoon Quilt - Two Brown Birds- Creative Card PatternSECONDARY_SECTION$6.00: Fabric Patch: Patchwork Quilting fabrics, Moda fabric, Quilt Supplies,�Patterns


Karen S said...

I have to agree. These simple quilts can be so effective depending on fabric choices and pattern layout. There are so many wonderful possibilities.

Annie said...

I just finished a quilt top that featured only 4-patch blocks. It will be quilted during our quilt show on a longarm machine and will go to a local charity. It was simple and easy to make using a variety of fabric squares that had been donated to me. Even a rank beginner could make one!