Oh So ’70s
I love quilts that remind me of the past. Fabrics with prints from the 40s, 50s, 90s, and more? That’s right up my alley, and I love quilting things that remind me of simpler times.
This quilt, for example, is just SO 1970s. I couldn’t believe it when I first saw it. It took me straight back to shag carpets and lava lamps.
Unsurprisingly, this beauty comes from one of my favorite quilters: Jenny Doan at Missouri Star Quilt Company. The finished product is stunning, and couldn’t be any easier to make.
Wanna get started on making your own? Let’s start by gathering your supplies. First and foremost, you’ll need the following:
Stitchin’ It Up
As you can see, you’ll be making two different blocks here: one that looks like a little cross with an outer border, and one that’s a square with another squared border surrounding it.
The secret to this quilt? Striped fabric! It makes it look like you did so much more work than you actually did. The stripes make a perfect illusion!
One cut and one stitch per block: 4 steps later, and you’re done!
You’ll be able to see in the video below that cuts and arrangement do EVERYTHING for you in this quilt. In fact, it does most of the work for you. All you’re doing is cutting squares into 4 equal triangles!
Wanna do this yourself? Watch Jenny give some recommendations and make this quilt in the video below. It couldn’t be any easier to do, and no one will believe you when you tell them how easy it was!