Remember these fabrics I bought last month when I went on my business trip? Well, I finally used them! Living in Seattle, this Rainy Days quilt seemed very appropriate. 🙂 I wanted to share this pattern with you in case you wanted to make one. It’s a super-duper easy pattern (seriously, only 3 steps below!). If you want to use the same fabric collection that I used, I recommend buying them here (Rainy Days and Mondays is an older collection so most places don’t sell them anymore).
Finished quilt top size: 47.5″ x 57″
- Eight 1/4 yard cuts of varying prints (fat quarters work too)
- 1 1/4 yards solid white fabric (I used white muslin)
- 1/3 yard binding
- 3 yards backing
Step 1 (Cutting) – From each 1/4 yard print of fabric, cut four 6″x10″ rectangles. You will need a total of 30 rectangles, so choose one print where you will only cut two rectangles from it.
Next, from your 1 1/4 yards of white fabric, cut (70) 2.5″x10″ rectangles.
The quickest way to cut all 70 rectangles is to fold your 1.25 yards of fabric in half lengthwise so that it measures roughly 22″x45″ (it should already be folded like this when you buy it from the bolt). And then fold it in half lengthwise again so that it measures roughly 11″x45″. With a ruler and rotary cutter, cut 2.5″ strips along the length as shown below, until you have a total of (18) 2.5″x44″ strips. Then, sub-cut each strip into four 2.5″x10″ rectangles.
Step 3 (assemble the quilt top) – As shown below, arrange all 30 blocks into 6 rows of 5 blocks each, making sure to alternate the position of each block. Click image below to enlarge.
I told you it was easy 😉 If you end up making this quilt, I’d love to see it! (firstname.lastname@example.org)