A Quilt Is Nice – Cobblestone Quilt
I know I’ve mentioned already (ad nauseum) that I follow other blogs about a variety of subjects, but especially quilting. I recently opened an email from Nettie at A Quilt is Nice. She shared a quilt that she recently finished and sent on its way to a new home. The pattern she used was a free one and it is a great one for beginners, but also for more advanced quilters because you could use a huge variety of fabrics. It is also a great scrap buster, or it could easily incorporate a jelly roll.
I used a close up picture of her quilt in the header so that you can see the 6.5” block she talks about in her message. It uses a 2.5” x 4.5” piece sewed to a 2.5” x 2.5” square. Then two of those blocks are sewed together in the opposite direction of each other to make the finished size block of 6.5” square. It is basically the same two pieces of fabric sewn together and then flip-flopped back and forth across the row.
Did you notice how easy it would be to use a jelly roll for this quilt if you don’t have a stash of fabric you’d like to use up? The two main pieces include 2.5” in their dimensions which is the width of a jelly roll. All you would need to do is cut them 4.5” or 2.5” long. Or you can also purchase 2.5” square already cut for you . . . hmm. Does it sound like this quilt might come together quickly for you?! I think so!
One other aspect that makes this a really nice pattern is that it is easily adaptable to ANY size. If you want a baby quilt size, the finished size block of 6.5” times 6 blocks equals 39”. 6.5” x 7 blocks equals 45.5” for the length which is perfect. Want a queen size instead? Then 6.5” x 14 blocks = 91” for the width and the length would be 15 or maybe 16 blocks.
This is one of those projects that I would have stacked on the side of my table and use it for ‘push through’ which I mentioned just a few days ago. I would keep on sewing the 4.5×2.5 piece of fabric to the 2.5×2.5 piece every time I needed to go iron pieces of our main project. Those little sewing moments really do add up! Here’s a link to the push through article.
Basic Tips #3 – Border Selection and ‘Push Through’
What do you think of the Cobblestone quilt? Do you just love the look and want to try it for yourself? When you visit Nettie’s website you will see the cute black and white binding she used to finish off the entire project. I just love that too!! I’d love to hear your thoughts.