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About the Little Propellers Quilt Pattern
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Baby Propellers Quilt

Janet Wickell

Patchwork Baby Quilt Pattern

Here's a little baby quilt pattern that's made with 18 traditional Propeller quilt blocks. The on-point blocks are arranged in diagonal rows and surrounded with setting triangles.

Two patchwork block layouts are used in the quilt -- fabrics are exactly the same in each, but the rectangular strip-pieced segments that radiate outwards from the dark centers are flip-flopped so that like fabrics do not touch each other when blocks are sewn together. (See Quilt Block Variations on Page 3)

I liked the combo of dark and lighter fabrics, but feel free to change the quilt entirely by choosing different colors and themes.

Finished quilt block size: 6-1/4" x 6-1/4"

Finished quilt size: about 34-1/2" x 43-1/4"

Adjust the size upwards or downwards by changing the number or widths of borders.

Units are all quick-pieced. Cutting and assembly instructions assume you will use the sandwich method to make the 72 half square triangle units required for the quilt. Be sure to adjust cutting if you choose another method.

Half square triangles must finish at 2-1/2" square (in other words, measure 3" x 3" before they are sewn to neighboring patchwork).

Quilting Fabrics & Other Materials

Yardages allow for shrinking and the occasional cutting boo-boo.

Mauve: 1 yard
(for strip pieced units in blocks, setting triangles and outer border)

Cream/Mauve print: 1/2 yard
(for strip pieced units in blocks and inner border)

Black dot: 1/2 yard
(for half square triangle units and quilt block centers)

Multicolor print with rose/mauve/black: 1/2 yard
(for half square triangle units)

Backing: 1-1/2 yards (Quilt Backing Instructions)

Batting: about 43" x 50"

Binding: 180 running inches (Binding Instructions)


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