Do you ever see one of those quilts that just amaze you because they look so intricate and difficult to make? These is one of these quilts, and believe it or not, it’s not as hard as it looks.
This quilt, as well as many of my favorites, is by Jenny with Missouri Star Quilt Company. She lays out a simple-to-follow tutorial in the video below, and the result is this gorgeous kaleidoscope-like quilt.
It’s called the “54-40” or the “Fight Freestyle,” and here’s how you do it.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Two different blocks make up this quilt. One is a simple churn dash or shoefly block, and the other is basically four patches and a star leg.
For the churn dash block, cut two 5″ squares of one color of fabric, and two of another. Draw a line, then sew two together diagonally, right sides together, twice on opposite sides of the drawn line.
Cut at the drawn line and press open. Now you have two 5″ squares. In a 9-block formation, lay out the diagonal squares you just made in the corners, colors facing inward.
Then, add a colored solid block in the center, and a different color (or white) in the remaining spaces. Sew those together, and that’s one of your blocks!
Watch Jenny’s video below to learn how to make the other block, and assemble your adorable quilt!