About the Quilt PatternMarina Blues is a square quilt that measures about 68" x 68", a size that can be used as a wallhanging, a lap quilt or to decorate your home in any way you like.
The quilt pattern includes instructions for two quilt blocks, Eight Hands Around and a Country Crossroads variation. The blocks finish at 12-inches square and are arranged on point. Setting and corner triangles fill in the gaps around the edges of the quilt blocks and two borders complete the top.
I love blues and teals of all shades, from dark to light and everything in-between. The blues in this quilt don't necessarily "match" each other, but they blend in an orderly-scrappy kind of way.
Quilt Block Close-ups
Fabrics & Other Materials
Darkest Blue Print
Used in large star points in Eight Hands Around; outer half-square triangles in Crossroads corners; inner border
Medium Blue Paisley
Used in the outer rectangles of the Crossroads variation.
Medium Blue Print
Used in half-square triangles of the Crossroads variation's outer corners and block center. Used as the center square and as small star background in Eight Hands Around.
Light Blue Batik
Used to surround large dark star in Eight Hands Around. Could also be used in half-square triangles of Crossroads block centers if you do not want to use a separate fabric for that.
Bright Green Mottled Batik
Center half-square triangles of the Crossroads variation; outer corners of EHA
Pale Green Print
Used to create small star tips in Eight Hands Around and for setting triangles.
Light Blue "Dotted" Print
Used in half-square triangles of Crossroads variation.
Blue Print for Outer Border
Binding: About 300 running inches.
Backing: 2-1/2 Yards
Batting: About 74" x 74"