Today I am sharing a quilt tutorial for a small quilt called Midnight Glow. This is another one of my fast and easy quilts to make! The bright, bold colors make this a perfect baby quilt.
Midnight Glow Quilt Tutorial
26″ x 34″
Keep reading for the tutorial for the quilt. I finally got it back from Simon, I guess it is cat approved!. Cat hairs are gone….it has been washed for that crinkly soft look I love.
The finished size of this was 26″ x 34″ before I washed it and now it is 24″ x 32″ as I washed it in warm water and dried it to take care of any shrinkage.
I used a bundle of fat quarters when I made the Midnight Glow quilt. Here is a beautiful fat quarter bundle that would look great in this pattern!
I think it is time to make this again with my Lily & Loom Candy Splash fabrics. Why don’t you join me! I’m not sure which size of block I’ll make yet.
This quilt was made using 12 – 9-inch blocks.
Each square is made with:
- 1 – 5 inch square in black for the block center
- 6 – 2 3/4 by 5-inch rectangles in assorted colors for each block
To make 12 blocks
Cut the following:
- 12 black 5-inch squares
- 72 rectangles 2-3/4 inch x 5 inches in assorted colors
You will also need:
- 30 inch by 40-inch backing
- 30 inch by 40-inch batting
- 3 – 2 1/2 strips width of fabric for the binding
Each block will use one center block and six rectangles in colors of your choice. I have a diagram below for different sizes.
- Use a 1/4″ seam allowance. Simply sew 2 rectangles together.
- Add a rectangle to two sides of the square.
- Sew the sections together.
Finished block – make 9
This is a block that has many names……..but I can’t remember even one of them. This was a flimsy I did last winter and I thought it would be perfect to try a different FMQ stitch on. The fabrics were a sampler pack I had bought from Connecting Threads and also used on my Kaleidoscope quilt.
Are you interested in making the blocks in other sizes? Here is a chart to help you with that.
This diagram shows you 3 different block sizes.
You could make a 8-inch block using charm squares or jelly roll strips. Lots of possibilities and also a great scrap quilt!
I will definitely be making this one again! Here is a closeup of the quilting, I used a tan thread and used a teal solid fabric for the backing. The quilting was done on my vintage 15-91 Singer sewing machine and the batting was Warm & Natural.
I just had to include one more photo of Simon on the quilt, I think this is his favorite!
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