Here is a fun, quick, and free pattern for you. This the Five quilt. It finishes at 36" square.
Two 1/2 yard/meters of high contrast fabric for top and bottom band
Two 1/3 yard/meters of high contrast fabric for middle band and accent
1/4 yard/meter binding fabric
1 1/8 yard/meter backing fabric
1 1/8 yard/meter batting
10 inch square of lightweight fusible
- You will have a few leftovers, but we all love our scraps, right?
- Ensure that the fabric you use for the applique and the accent really stands out from the other three fabrics, both in value and colour.
Cutting Your Fabric
Top Band and Bottom Band
One 24.5" x 8.5" strip each
Two 10.5" x 4.5" strip each
One 36.5" x 4.5" strip each
One 24.5" x 8.5" strip
Two 8.5" x 4.5" strip
One 10" square
Two 24.5" x 2.5" strip
Two 28.5" x 2.5" strip
-Cut the 10" square first, then cut your strips.
1. Center portion - sew together the three 24.5" x 8.5" strips in your desired order. Press.
2. Outside pieced border - sew together two sets of the 4.5" inch strips. Keep the following order: top (10.5") - middle (8.5") - bottom (10.5"). Press.
3. Sew the 24.5" inch accent piece to the sides of the center portion. Press. Sew the 28.5" accent pieces to the top and bottom of the center portion. Press.
4. Sew the pieced border to the center/accent portion. Ensure that you line up the seam lines from the center portion to those of the border as best you can. Press.
5. Sew the top and bottom border pieces on. Press.
6. Iron your fusible to the 10 inch square piece of accent fabric. Remembering that your image will be reversed if you draw the desired shape on the fusible, trace and cut out the number or letter you desire. Try a favourite number or a special initial.
7. Float the number/letter a few inches from the accent border in the bottom right or left of the center portion. Be conscious of the seam between the bottom and middle background. You don't want to have a definite line right against the seam. Fuse the number/letter in place. Secure with a satin stitch around the number/letter or wait and secure with your quilting.
8. Baste your quilt and finish it as desired. I chose the loopy quilting in coordinating thread to contrast the sharp linear design.
10. Cut and attach your binding strips with your preferred method. Here's mine.