Meet in the Middle – New FREE Pattern
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Kelli and I have been busy with lots of side things and haven’t gotten in much machine time. During the last month we did get this gem put together and a free pattern written for it. We thought we’d share that with you today.
One of the fun things about this quilt is that it can be made with either one layer cake or one jelly roll. We used a layer cake from Moda, Spring House. We love the fabric. We’ve been saving it for the right quilt and we think this one is it!
We wrote up some printable directions to make the quilt, which you can find by following this link, but we thought we’d take a couple pictures to really explain the process and ease of making this quilt.
Start out by cutting your layer cake or your jelly roll piece into 4- 2 1/2” x 10” segments-if you want to use your scraps, this is a great quilt for it. You’ll need 160 ~ 2 1/2” x 10” segments.
Take five strips and sew them together into a long row. Then sew a 2 1/2″ by 21″ background piece to one end of the pieced set. Now take the other end of the 21″ piece and sew it to the other end making a circle. Make a total of 32 of them.
Now the fun begins. Take a scissor. Then cut the 21″ background piece anywhere you’d like…close to the strip-in the middle-just make sure you vary the cuts. If you don’t vary the cuts, the quilt will not have the up and down movement.
Next you sew the strips together. The varied cuts make the up and down motion of the pieced units. How easy is that? No seams to match…no triangles. Just simple piecing to make a fun quilt. A background piece is added to the top and bottom once you have the center of the quilt finished.
Use solids in the middle and a camouflage fabric for the background for a boyish quilt…made the center reds, the background in white and the top and bottom strip blue to make a Quilt of Valor. There are many options and color changes you can make to make the quilt boyish or girlish. We would love to see what you come up with and to feature your quilt on the blog.
I finished our version off using a pastel variegated thread and the Wonky Feather design from the Pajama Quilter.
This quilt was so fun to make. We hope you give it a try. If you missed the earlier link for the free printable pattern, you can find it here.
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