Your strips might be longer than the 42" in the cutting chart -- do not trim them back.
- Light warm, shown as yellow (other warms include orange, reds, pinks, some purples)
- one 5" x 42" strip, cut into eight 5-inch squares
- Light neutral, shown as white (something without color)
- 5/8 yard, cut three 5" x 42" strips, then cut into twenty-four 5-inch squares; cut one more 5-inch square from remaining yardage
- Light cool, shown as light blue (other cools include greens)
- 3/4 yard, cut four 5" x 42" strips, then cut into thirty-two 5-inch squares
- Dark cool, shown as navy
- 5/8 yard, cut five 5" x 42" strips, then cut into thirty-four 5-inch squares
Template CuttingMark required squares side by side on yardage and cut. Do not include selvage edges.
Arrange the Squares
- Arrange squares to create the rows shown in the diagram, lower left. If you prefer, use the diagram on the lower right to arrange all squares into rows on a large table or improvised design wall (made from a piece of flannel tacked to a wall).
- Align a square with it's horizontal neighbor, right sides together. Sew together with a quarter-inch seam. Repeat to add the next square in the row. Secure the squares with pins to keep them from shifting, removing pins as the needle approaches them.
- Repeat to sew all rows.
- Referring to the diagram, arrange rows in order on the table or wall. Press seam allowances in adjoining rows in opposite directions. See: How to Press Quilt Blocks
- Sew the rows together. When aligned right sides together, seam allowances pressed in opposite directions should butt into each other to help you match intersections.
- Press the baby quilt. See page 4 for finishing materials and instructions.