This quilt was my Grandparents Christmas gift. It almost didn't even get made. I had decided that I wanted to make a quilt for my grandparents way back in September. But, I didn't get around to starting even starting it until a week before Christmas, and it had to go all the way across the country. This quilt is pattern pretty simple so I was able to get it done and in the mail and it arrived just in time on Christmas eve!
Most of the fabrics came from JoAnn's with the exception of the green dot and orange dot fabrics, those are Amy Bulter Full Moon fabrics from her Lotus line.
I swear picking fabrics is the hardest part of quilting for me. I must have stood in the store staring at quilting fabric for about an hour pulling bolts off the shelf and putting them back. I really like the green, gray, orange, and blue color combination that I ended up with and was excited to see it all come together.
Want make a lattice quilt? It is pretty simple.
To make a finished quilt measuring 45" x 55" you will need:
- 3/4 yard white fabric for small squares
- about 2 yards of fabric for big squares, you could use 1/3 yard of 6 different fabrics OR 9 fat quarters
- 1 and 3/4 yard fabric for back of quilt that is at least 45" wide
- 1/2 yard fabric for binding
- quilt batting
Start by cutting your squares, you will need 80 colored squares that are 6" x 6" and 160 white squares that are 2.5" x 2.5"
Place 2 white squares right side down on top of one colored square, lining them up with opposite corners.
Sew from corner to corner diagonally across each small square.
Cut off the extra 1/4" away from the seam.
Press the seams open.
Line up the seams on two of your squares and sew them together.
Keep adding squares to make a zig zag pattern. Sew all your squares into rows of 8 squares. You should end up with 10 rows of 8 squares.
Sew 2 rows together, lining up the white parts.
Continue adding rows until all 10 rows are sewn together in a lattice pattern.
For tips on quilting and binding, check out my tutorials: