05 April, 2009

Quick and easy quilt - Tutorial

I made this quilt for my mother's birthday. It took me just 4 days to piece it and quilt it.
This is an easy project for a beginner quilter and a very quick quilt for a skilled one.

I made the sketch using Electric Quilt. I love Electric Quilt. You can scan your fabric, import them in the program and see how your quilt will look like even before you cut a single piece of fabric.

Quilt size: 83.5" x 95.5"
Number of blocks = 6 x 7 = 42
Finished block size: 12" x 12"
Borders 1 and 3 (finished width) : 2"
Border 2 (finished width): 1.75"
I didn't have enough fabrics for borders
so I made mine without borders.
This is the block:

The placement of blocks (row #1 and row #2 then repeat them) :

A variation in the placement of fabrics,

will produce a different quilt.
Choose the design you like more:

Block piecing
You can use a plain square in the center of the block or a Kaleidoscope square.

For a better look, variate the size of the center square (well, I did that because I didn't have enough fabric but it was a clever option !).

There are so many posibillities:

Have fun !


  1. I love the quilt! Simple with the big impact, perfect! Thanks

  2. This would be good for a fabric with a print that a person wants to showcase. I have a collection of coffee themed fabrics that I don't want to cut into strips or just chop into. This looks like an easy way to make a quilt using those prints. Thanks for the great post, and more great ideas!

  3. This is a very nice pattern. Thanks for the thorough instructions!

  4. Incredible! You are so gifted!

  5. Ce frumos e quiltul asta, si este genul acela care parca te indeamna sa incerci! Dar nu ne-ai spus cam cat material ne trebuie din fiecare culoare...Mai tii minte ca eu am materialele acelea cu rosu/crem pe care le-am cumparat prima-prima data? S-ar potrivi.

  6. My mare respect dvs. minunat frumoase lucrari. Kivánok încă foarte mult de lucru frumos Marika

  7. This was always a beautiful quilt. Thank you for sharing the technique.

  8. Lovely quilt! I also like EQ very much. Thanks for your tutioral.

  9. Great Tutorial! I love the look of the floating blocks.

  10. I love your pattern. Great tutorial. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Your tutorial is amazing. I can do this.
    Please visit my blog, and enter my giveaway...it's for people who visit me only.

  12. You are so generous to share your tutorials - especially this one! I will be making a smaller version.

  13. Hi Geta Grama! Thanks for the tutorials on your blog - the whole blog is a treat to read through! Thanks very much.


  14. Thank you for this tutorial. I think it is great. I'm having a look at the rest of your blog and I'm having a really good time.

  15. Love your tutorial! I'll be sure to link to your site, too.

    Regards, Carla from Feathered Fibers

  16. What a great look! It's so effective. Most quilts are so square on square that this one looks bright and fresh by comparison. I've bookmarked this one...

  17. Oh my Geta.. I was going to try and work out a pattern to do exactly this tonight but as usual got sidetracked.. and look you've done it for me..that's amazing. I'm going to start it now. Thank you for sharing.

  18. I have a set of 24 BOM blocks that all should be 9½" square but (as is often the case) are not. This is a PERFECT way to set them to show off the blocks and not draw attention to the inconsistent sizes.

    Thank you!



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