Here's how I did it:
- scraps of fabric cut into equal sized squares (I had 16- 8x8 squares)
- Lay out the squares in the order you want. I wanted to make sure I didn't have one large square with four blues, so I laid them out by color in columns and then picked them up by rows (see picture)
- With RIGHT SIDES together, sew in this order:
- 1 (square) x 1 = 2 squares
- 2 x 2 = 4 squares
- 4 x 4 = 16 squares (the entire quilt)
- (Optional): Cut out Initial of whomever is getting the quilt (or their last name's initial). Sew onto 1 square of solid color
- Measure and cut the size of the back of the quilt. I used fleece and it was 30 x 30 inches.
- Double fold the top over the bottom (with WRONG SIDES facing each other) and sew a zig zag stitch. You can also follow this with a straight stitch around the entire quilt for reinforcement.
I was actually excited that these were so easy to make. I had two to make, and it took me a LOT less time to make than I originally thought. Now I know to make them, I'm probably going to do a few more for presents in the near future (wink wink).
Here is the final product for Evelyn and Naomi. They are twins, so I wanted them to be similar, but not too similar as each girl is a very special individual. I hope they don't grow out of them too soon! :)