Patchwork-Blocks-Background-Pattern

Hi there, lovelies! Today I’m sharing my super quick and simple background pattern: Patchwork Blocks.

My goal as a designer is to provide you with raw materials with which to be creative! That is why I do not publish complete, beginning to end designs. I want YOU to be a part of the design process! It is YOUR quilt, after all.

So periodically I will be posting tutorials for background patterns that pair perfectly with my applique templates. This way you get to mix and match your background to your applique piece! Kind of a “choose your own quilting adventure” kinda thing!

So for the first background pattern, I thought I’d choose an old classic. This is great for beginning quilters, or for times when you want to whip up a quick background. And I’ve done all the math for you! ;) I paired it with one of my favorite patterns– Oh Deer.

Materials

Wall
24’’ x 36’’
Crib
36” x 52”
Lap
54’’ x 78’’
Twin
63’’ x 91’’
Full / Queen
84’’ x 91’’
King
104’ x 96’’
Various Blue Fabric 54 charm size pieces
OR
6-10 FEs or ⅛ yard cuts
117 charm size pieces
OR
7-10 FQs or ¼ yard cuts
12 FQs or ¼ yds cuts 10 half yd cuts
OR
20 FQs
7 yd cuts
OR
14 half yd cuts
OR
27 FQs
10 yd cuts
OR
19 half yd cuts
OR
37 FQs
Various Yellow fabric (suggested: 5-10 different fabrics) 1 ¼ yds total 1 1/2 yards total 1 1/2 yards total 2 1/2 yards total 3 yards total 5 yards total
Fusible Web 2 ½ yards 3 yards 3 yards 5 yards 6 yards 10 yards
Backing 1 yards 1 ¾ yds 4 ¾ yds 5 ½ yds 7 ½ yds 8 ½ yds
Batting 1 yd of 45” batting 1 ¾ yds of 45” batting 1 ¾ yds of 90” batting 2 ¾ yds of 90” batting 2 ½ yds of 124” batting 2 ⅞ yd sof 124” batting
Binding 1/3 yard ½ yard 1/2 yard 3/4 yard 3/4 yard 1 yard
Lightweight, non-fusible interfacing 19’’ x 29’’ 19’’ x 29’’ 24’’ x 38’’ 28’’ x 43’’ 36’’ x 56’’
Deer Template* small small or medium medium medium or large large large

*All of my print patterns include sizes mini, small, and medium. All of my PDF templates include mini, small, medium, and large.

Thread: clear, white, and thread that coordinates with the collage fabric

 

Cutting and Preparing the Fabric

Wall Crib Lap Twin Full / Queen King
Blue Fabric cut 54 4.5’’ squares cut 117 4.5’’ squares cut 117 6.5’’ squares cut 117 7.5’’ squares cut 156 7.5’’ squares cut 156 8.5’’ squares
Backing cut 1 panel 30” X WOF cut 1 panel 58” X WOF cut 2 panels 60’’ x WOF and piece together along the 60’’ sides cut 2 panels 97’’ x WOF and piece together along the 97’’ side cut 3 panels 90’’ x WOF and piece together along the 90’’ sides cut 3 panels 102’’ x WOF and piece together along the 102’’ sides
Binding cut 4 2.5’’ strips, prepare binding cut 5 2.5’’ strips, prepare binding cut 7 2.5’’ strips, prepare binding cut 9 2.5’’ strips, prepare binding cut 10 2.5’’ strips, prepare binding cut 11 2.5’’ strips, prepare binding

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Alright, now it’s your turn to create! Grab a template and get sewing!

Which template do you like best with the Patchwork Block background?

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