Tutorial – Up From Here Modern Quilt
Today we share a more modern quilt and quilt block called Up From Here. It is the name of the block and also the quilt. The quilt block is 24″ finished size which is nice and large. You could easily make just four blocks for an ample baby quilt! I found this block and quilt tutorial on the Sew Mama Sew website. They share a .pdf of the pattern on their website.
Up To Here in Solids
Directions are offered for the block showing four solid fabrics (repeating one color) in the tutorial. Also shown is the same quilt top using five patterned fabrics. It is nice to see the difference between a dark and light background choice. Wow, what a difference but both are quite striking.
Up To Here in Patterned Fabrics
The quilt finishes at 62.5″ x 88.5″ which makes a good sized throw or twin-size quilt. Here is the simple block itself:
The cutting instructions are fairly easy and straightforward for this block:
Fabric A, B, C, D, (E):
Fabric C is used for two of the arrows in this block, but you can optionally use a 5th color which would make Fabric E (which is in the print version of the block).
– (1) 4.5″ x 4.5″
– (1) 4.5″ x 8.5″
– (2) 4.5″ x 8.5″
– (3) 4.5″ x 4.5″
– (2) 4.5″ x 12.5″
– (2) 4.5″ x 16.5″
The tutorial suggests that you need to sew this in columns instead of rows, with seams pressed open. There are a few critical points that need to match exactly, as you can easily see in the photo above. Kona solids were used in the first quilt. This might be a good use of some of my leftover Postcard fabrics. Have I sparked an interest in you for this quilt? Which would you make – a solid or a print quilt?
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