Friday Finish: Kelli’s Novelty Quilt Tutorial

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I just love today’s Friday Finish.  It’s a toddler or throw quilt made and designed by Kelli..quilted and bound by me.

If you’re looking for a quick quilt, the construction is really quite easy.

If you want to make one for yourself you need:
1 3/4 yards novelty print
1 3/4 yards total of solid prints
1/2 yard binding
4 yards backing

49 squares of novelty print cut in 6 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ squares.
1152 square of solids cut in 2″ x 2″ squares.

Sew the squares together as shown in sets of four. Mixing up the position of the colors.  Make 98 units.


Sew the squares together as shown in sets of six. Mixing up the position of the colors.  Make 98.


Sew the strip sets onto the 6 1/2″ novelty print squares as shown.

Sew the square together.  Don’t worry if the same solid color touches.  You won’t see it in the end.

From the remaining squares, sew two sections that have 42 squares and two sections that have 44 squares.  Add them to the outside edges of the quilt.

Now you’re ready to quilt it.

I quilted mine with a square motif.  I used Maxi-Lock® Swirl – Variegated Thread 3,000 yds – #56 Tie Dye Punch for the thread on top and a red for the back.


The quilt ends up being 66″ x 66″.  You can easily add or subtract blocks to make it the size you are looking for.

This quilt is going in the donation pile.  The next time a benefit, disaster or someone in need has use of it, we are passing it along to them.

Today, we are hooking up with……Confessions of a Fabric AddictLink a Finish FridayFreedom Fridays, Quilt Story, and Crazy Mom Quilts.

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12 thoughts on “Friday Finish: Kelli’s Novelty Quilt Tutorial”

  1. Love Kelli’s quilt. I have wanted to use that quilting pattern and really like it on a kid’s quilt. Will have to try it in the near future. Today is my first hook up with a link party. I also hooked up with the above blogs. Whoop, Whoop!

  2. This is terrific – I’m in the process of making a Hello kitty quilt for my son’s girlfriend – this would be perfect! Thank you!

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