My newest quilt is finished. I’ve decided to call it Scrappy Flora. I’ve used the Flora range of fabric, plus a few extras from my stash.
I absolutely adore this range of fabric by Lauren & Jessi Jung and still have a few charm packs available in my store HERE.
Scrappy Flora is quick. Super easy. Perfect for a beginner. Make it in a weekend.
64 x 5” squares (I used a couple of charm packs – there are some charms left over which can be made a matching cushion).
4 x 1/2 yard (approx) of co-ordinating fabrics – I used green spots (1st fabric), white with orange spots (2nd fabric), orange tulip (3rd fabric), blue dotted stripes (4th fabric).
Backing fabric – or piece a backing
12.5” stripe fabric for the binding.
Cut into strips 2.5” x WOF.
1st fabric – cross cut into 16 strips measuring 2.5” wide by 9.5” long
2nd fabric – cross cut into 16 strips measuring 2.5” wide by 11.5” long.
3rd fabric – cross cut into 16 strips measuring 2.5” wide by 11.5” long.
4th fabric – cross cut into 16 strips measuring 2.5” wide by 13.5”
Binding Fabric - cross cut into 2.5” x WOF.
Strip piece the 5” squares into pairs.
Attach to the paired squares into blocks of 4 squares. The block will now measure 9.5” square.
Attach your 1st fabric (9.5”) to one side of the block. Press.
Attach your 2nd fabric (11.5”) to the next side of the block. Press.
Attach the 3rd fabric (11.5”) to the next side of the block. Press.
Attach the 4th fabric (13.5”) to the remaining side of the block. Press
The block should now look like this. Sorry, I didn’t get a progress shot, but cut out this block from the completed quilt image. It shows what your completed block should look like.
How are you going? Is it all making sense so far? I hope so :-)
Now it’s the fun part. Putting it all together. Yay!
Arrange the blocks into rows of 4 on your design space – rotate the blocks randomly – but ensure that no sides with the same fabric are adjoining.
Once you’re pleased with the layout, join your blocks into rows of 4. Then attach your 4 rows into the square quilt top.
Sandwich the 3 layers of the quilt – quilt top, batting and backing.
Baste and quilt it however you like. I decided on a meandering loopy all-over design. I contemplated hand quilting, but knew it would have taken way longer to finish, than was my intention for this quilt.
Attach the binding. I decided on this gorgeous stripe fabric. I can’t resist a stripey binding. I won’t give you instructions on how to bind. There are already so many out there on the web and they have explained it much better than I can.
The finished Scrappy Flora quilt measures 52” square.
I hope you enjoyed making Scrappy Flora as much as I did.
It’s such a fun and fast quilt. Perfect for a beginner. It also makes a wonderful last minute gift.
If you use this tutorial, please feel free to add your photos to the Samelia’s Mum Flickr pool. I'd love to see your creations :-)