Want to make a cheerful quilt project? Over the next week or so, I'll post the instructions so you can make your version of my Sunshine on Roses quilt. Anyone is welcome to join in, so tell all your friends!
Sunshine on Roses measures 154cm x 164cm (60 1/2in x 64 1/2in). If you would like a larger quilt than this, simply increase the amount of fabric required and add extra rows. It is simple to construct - all squares and rectangles.
Make sure you choose an assortment of prints to add to the visual interest of the pattern. I chose the colours for this quilt after I noticed the effect of bright sunshine highlighting the intense pink rose petals in my garden.
You will need:
- 1.6m (1 3/4yd) assorted pink prints for the blocks
- 1.5m (1 2/3yd) assorted yellow prints for the blocks
- 90cm (36in) pink and yellow print for the border
- 50cm (20in) pink fabric for the binding
- 1.8m (2yd) 240cm (94in) wide fabric for the backing
useable width after selvedges have been removed. The backing fabric, though, is wider. I
always wash and iron fabric before cutting. This is a scrap quilt, so the amount of fabric
stated is only approximate.
I used a variety of pink and yellow fabrics to create a bright pattern all over the quilt. You can use scraps - for the pinks, you will need 4 1/2in pink squares and four 1 1/2in x 4 1/2in matching pink strips and for the yellows, you will need 2 1/2in x 4 1/2in yellow rectangles and two 1 1/2in x 4 1/2in and two 1 1/2in x 6 1/2in matching yellow strips.
This pattern is perfect for an I Spy quilt. Choose novelty prints for the 4 1/2in squares and the 2 1/2in x 4 1/2in rectangles and bright colours for the strips.
So choose your fabrics and get ready for a fun sewing project.
I'll post the cutting instructions in a couple of days, so you can get that rotary cutter revved up!