Here I am, slow poking around with my newest quilt top, Wickedly Easy Quilts pattern that I started last month (see this post) for the FREE pattern. I am making the lap quilt.
I started out with 12 red and white fat quarters and cut them into the various strips the pattern called for. You may also need a little bit of additional fabric depending on the size and border you want. Some of the fat quarter strips are used by themselves and some as dividers between strips.
Then you mix up all the non divider pieces and sew several strips together according to the FREE pattern guide. (see my first photo). You better have a well cut fat quarter, not much room left to square it up.
Then you cut your strips into two 7 1/2 inch sections and one 2 1/2 inch section.
The two 7 1/2 inch layered sections are separated and the non layered original fat quarter piece you set aside is stitched between them. You make several of these blocks. The next block is set against this one but turned sideways. The 2 1/2 layered strip will become the border.
I've been thinking about this. I'm not so sure I want it for the border. I might use something plain white or plain red or perhaps white with very teeny tiny dots. Something along those lines. Then I can use the layered ones on the final edge but I'll need to add some pieces to it if I extend the size.
You can see the layout here.
There is another FREE pattern when you visit www.byannie.com that is similar.
I found these fabrics on sale and thought I might make another OR try the second pattern which is also scrappy. Not sure which yet.
There is pink and purple and florals with wild designs.
Greens, blues, pinks
additional floral with a more yellow tone, a purple leaf or pebble pattern, flowers and tone on tone pink.
with some more subdued yellow and dotted/dashed pink with a hint of green.
They didn't cut fat quarters at this shop so I got WOF ( theirs is 44 or 45) by 20 to give me some leeway. Most of the FQ I see today are 18 X 21 and rarely a full 22.
With this I can just cut my own full 18 x 22 and have another to spare.
At half the price, that's ok.