I said months ago that I was working on this quilt and everytime I sat down and said I should have this done by this afternoon it would magically drag onto the next week and the next until before I knew it months had passed and it still was not done. I am sure you can all relate. So here it is months later and I am FINALLY done.
So, this is our first debut, the Sophie. We have provided FREE step by step instructions with images to help you make a quilt just like this.
Finished Quilt Size is 62" x 74".
Choose 4 Charm Packs (Each Charm Pack will need at least 40 Prints), you will need 160 - 5" x5" fabric squares. Choose 2 coordinating solid yardages each at 1 3/4 yards, one light and one dark. This will be your border around each of the blocks. I chose pink and white. Your finished quilt size will be 62" x74" with a quarter inch seam.
Take your charm packs (you need to have 160 squares) and divide them into darks and lights until you have 80 on each side. The pack that I chose had 20 different colors so you will see a repeat 8 different times for a total of 20 different prints, 10 light and 10 dark.
Take your light pile of and put your fabrics in the order you want. You will just need to have five different prints on each side for a total of at least 10 different prints. I did from light to dark again (kind of hard to tell), or you can do random. It is completely up to you.
Do the same for your dark pile. I just did this from red to blue. You will just need to have five different prints on each side for a total of at least 10 different prints. Once again this can be in a uniform or random order.
Now take your four piles (two dark and two light) and sew them together in chains of five. You should have four piles five squares long and eight deep.
Press, press, press.
Cut your sashing. You will need 24 - 2 1/2" strips of both the light and the dark.
You will need two pieces of sashing for each strip of five squares. I put the dark sashing around the light 5 inch strips and
the light sashing around the dark 5 inch strips.
Sew together and press. You will need to do 12 light and 12 dark for a total of 24 blocks.
Sew the light to the dark and intermix them each time so that you get a chain 8 across that looks like this. Press, press, press.
Make sure it has 8. When you are all done you should have 3 chains of 8 blocks across.
Take the chain in the middle and flip it around so the colors go the opposite way. Notice how the top and bottom left blocks have white sashing and the middle one has pink sashing. I just flipped it around. My picture only shows 5 across but it needs to be 8. Make sure it is 8 blocks across. Sew together and you are done. It's just that simple.
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