Friday, March 23, 2012

Weekend make-a-along: Take 6 shuffle quilt

So, some of you will have seen this already on Creative Living Forum.  And one of you has received the finished item.  But for the rest of you here is how to make a baby quilt using 6 fat quarters and the shuffle method.

It is a method to cut and shuffle fabric and has very little waste and is quick and easy.

So to start with take 6 fat quarters and layer them on a cutting board
I chose shades of blue and layered them in order of colour strenght.

Then cut strips, 5.5", 4.5", 3.5", 3.5", 2.5", 1.5"

Now shuffle, that is leave the first strip alone, take the top one from second pile and put it to the bottom, the the top two from the next pile and put them to the bottom, and so one. This will shuffle the fabric so each layer has 6 different strips

Now, you will sew 5.5 to 1.5 and 4.5 to 2.5 and 3.5 to 3.5 to give you strips of 6.5...(finished blocks will all be 6" square"

Finished 3.5" to 3.5" strips

Relayer and cut again into 3.5" strips and shuffle again and sew to together to make 6.5 inch blocks

4.5 and 2.5 strips will be recut as 4.5 and 2.5 strips, shuffle and sew

and 5.5 and 1.5 strips will be recut as 5.5 and 1.5 strips, shuffle and sew

Here is a baby quilt arrangement

The squares at the bottom are leftover and those odd shapes at the upper right are the cutoffs from 5.5 to 1.5 and 4.5 to 2.5 stripes (I used these in last project for table mats but in this one will be used fo the binding)

I sepcifically used all the squares with the brown fabric.

Then sew together...and add a border



Anne-Marie (byAmor) said...

love these colours!

Quirky Apple said...

Thanks, I wanted it baby boyish but I like string colours.