This week, I’ll show you how to make a small wall quilt using 5 fat quarters from the Banyan Batiks Visual Sound collection in the Blue-Green colorway. The finished quilt is about 32″ x 29″.
This is a modern style using improvisational techniques, but don’t let that scare you off! Sometimes it’s fun to just “play” with the fabric and see what happens.
Here’s how you can make a quilt that’s similar to mine:
- 4 fat quarters in coordinating colors for the main part of the quilt
- 1 fat quarter for sashing and 1 fat quarter for binding
- Stack the 4 coordinating fat quarters, one on top of the other, right sides up, and press. Pressing makes it easier to cut through the layers.
- With a fabric marker, draw lines to divide the top fat quarter into 4 equal sections.
- Draw diagonal lines about 1½” from the first lines.
- Cut on the diagonal lines through all four layers.
- Re-arrange the fabrics so you have 4 wonky Four Patch blocks with 4 different fabrics in each block.
- Sew the pieces together to make 4 blocks. Each block will be about 17″ x 19″.
Come back tomorrow and I’ll show you how to re-cut these Northcott Banyan Batik blocks to make 4 more blocks. You’ll be surprised to see how easy it is to make these modern blocks!
This is part 1 of 5 in this series.
Go to part 2: How do they add those lines in this modern quilt? Easy!
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