Free Patchwork Orange Mini Quilt Pattern April 07 2017, 1 Comment
Our free Patchwork Pineapple mini quilt still makes me smile every time I see it on my wall. While making one for my friend's birthday this week, (Happy Birthday Betty!) I imagined what other fruits I could make out of patchwork! I made up an orange, apple and pear. Today, I am sharing a tutorial to make this fun little orange 8" x 10" mini quilt! (The apple and pear will come later!)
- assorted orange scraps
- one green scrap
- 1/8 yard of solid white
- 1/8 yard of orange print for binding
- 2-1/4" wide black & white scrap (optional for binding)
- 11” x 13” scrap for backing
From the assorted orange scraps, cut:
- twelve 1-1/2” squares
- two 1-7/8” squares
- one 2-1/4” x WOF strip for binding
From the green scrap, cut:
- one 1-7/8” square
From the white background, cut:
- three 1-7/8” squares
- one 1-1/2" x 2-1/2" rectangle
- one 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" square
- two 2-1/2” x 6-1/2” rectangles
- two 2-1/2” x 8-1/2” rectangles
To make the half-square triangles: 1. Layer a 1-7/8” white square and orange square right sides together. 2. Draw a line down the center. 3. Using a 1/4” seam, sew on both sides of the square. 4. Cut along the drawn line. 5. Press the seams open.
Make 4 total white/orange half square triangles and 2 total white/green half-square triangles.
Sew the squares and half-square triangles into 6 rows of 4 squares. Press the seams open. Sew the rows together to form the orange. Press the seams open.
Sew the 2-1/2” x 6-1/2” background rectangles to each side of the orange. Press towards the white border. Sew the 2-1/2” x 8-1/2” rectangles to the top and bottom. Press towards the border.
Finish the Quilt
Layer the orange, batting and backing fabric. Quilt straight diagonal lines approximately 3/4” apart. Sew the binding strip to the 2-1/4” wide black & white strip on the diagonal. Create your binding and sew it to the quilt in your favorite method. Voila!
This little orange is going to look great next to our Mini Patchwork Pineapple quilt! If you make this or any other Sassafras Lane project, we would love to see it! Send us photos or post them to our Flickr group.