See, this is what happens when you "waste time" poking around the internet ... you find the perfect fabric, then you find the perfect pattern, then you find someone who already put those two things together so you don't even need to test out your idea ...
and then you go and do your thing.
This may actually be a first for me - upsizing a block pattern rather than shrinking it. I'm forever reducing pattern sizes because I like little. But I wanted all the prints in "Little Joys" to be showcased to their best advantage and that meant upscaling Rachel's adorably cute present block design. I just had to do a little math (which always gives me hives, by the way).
I am super happy with how it turned out, except for one little thing - I'm trying reeeeeeally hard to be zen about these touching blocks ...
Ugh. (How did I MISS this?! Drives me banana-nuts-crazy.)
If you want to make this quilt too, here's where you need to go:
Fat Quarter Shop for "Little Joys" by Elea Lutz for Penny Rose Fabrics
Wooden Spoon Quilts for the "Gift Wrapped Block" tutorial by Rachel
nanaCompany for a peek at the small version by Amy (scroll down a bit)
And here are the cutting dimensions for my version:
- centre square - 1.5”
- white ribbons - 1.5” x 4.5”
- solid inner squares - 2.5”
- print outer squares - 2.5”
- print outer rectangles - 2.5” x 4.5”
- (I used a 2.5” cut sashing. :)
I made 25 blocks and set them on point. I'll show you a better photo after it's all quilted and bound and ready to snuggle with my family.
Thank you Elea, Rachel and Amy! Could not have made myself such a pretty quilt without all of you. :)