Thursday, March 20, 2014

15 Minutes of Play Quilt Mini tutorial

I had a question about the dimensions of the blocks for my 15 minutes of Play quilt. I thought I’d just share my measurements today, so you could reproduce it if you like. I must say I used this quilt design that I pinned as my inspiration.  


The finished quilt measures about 40’’ X 40’’, a nice baby quilt size.


Here are the dimensions of the cuts I ended up using (for the quilt top only):
I started with the center block and then just added each section
I made my own fabric from scraps inspired by the work of Victoria Findlay Wolfe using techniques I learned in 15 minutes of Play


Center square
8 1/2’’ cut from scrappy fabric

Center sashing - Gray polka dot
2 strips 2 ½’’ X 12 1/2’’
2 strips 2 1/2’’ X 8 1/2’’


12 surrounding blocks that form the “Star”
4 - 6 1/2’’ squares of gray polka dot
4 - 7 inch squares of scrappy fabric cut into 8 Half Square Triangles (HSTs)
4 - 7 inch squares of Gray polkadot cut into 8 Half Square Triangles
Sew the HSTs together to form 8 star points.


Star Sashing
2 strips 2 1/2’’ X 24 1/2’’
2 strips 2 1/2’’ X 28 1/2’’


Scrappy Blocks
32 - 4 1/2’’ Squares cut of scrappy fabric


Outer Sashing
2 strips 2 1/2’’ X 36 1/2’’

2 strips 2 1/2’’ X 40 1/2’’


I think next time I make this I would enlarge the center square and decrease the width of the inside sashing to 1 1/2" ... to maximize scrappy-ness of course. Hope this helps!

Happy Sewing!


1 comment:

  1. Hi Sarah! Just to say that I looooove your 15 minutes of Play quilt. The concept is great, love de colors and YES, I really love the softy look of the non batting quilt. What a great idea the use of minky fabric, looks like the warmy hug of mom! Love Love Love!

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