Who’s Who Quilt Tutorial

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Learn how to make this easy quilted wall hanging that looks harder than it actually it.

Follow along to make this cute Who’s Who quilted wall hanging that starts out with one quilt block and then gets rows added around it.

Make this wall hanging with at least seven different fabrics!

Whos Who quilted wall hanging tutorial on deck rail

Who’s Who Quilt Tutorial
38″ x 38″

Today I have a small quilt tutorial to share with you. This would make a wonderful baby quilt. I really enjoyed working with the cute fabrics that are part of the Who’s Who group by Ro Gregg for Fabri-Quilt. Take a look at all the little owls in the fabric!

This is a small quilt finishing at approximately 38 inches square.

I am thinking it would be fun to remake it using just the center block duplicated several times for a quilt.

Whos Who quilted wall hanging tutorial peek at backing fabric

A couple of weeks ago I gave you a little sneak peek at the Who’s Who fabric group by Ro Gregg that I received from Fabri-Quilt. The fabrics are beautiful and the little owls……..adorable!

The fabrics make me think of spring and the little owls really look cute on the back of the quilt.

Here is a closeup of the center of the quilt.

quilted wall hanging tutorial closeup of center

Yardage

Here are the fabrics and amounts used in the quilt. Your backing and batting should be large than the quilt top.

  • Main print – A – 2½ yards
  • Dark Teal – B – 1 yard
  • Brown – C – ¼ yard
  • Light Teal – D – ¼ yard
  • Cream – E – 1 yard
  • Light Green – F – ¼ yard
  • Dark Green – G – ¼ yard
  • Backing fabric – 1¼ yards
Who's Who Quilt Tutorial amount of fabric needed

Always sew with a 1/4 inch seam allowance.

We start off with the center block in the quilt.

Who's Who Quilt Tutorial making the blocks

Make some easy flying geese blocks

Teal and brown flying geese blocks

  • Cut 8 – 2½” squares of teal (b)
  • Cut 4 – 2½” x 4½” rectangles of brown (c)
  • Mark a diagonal line on each square
  • Place a 2½” teal square as shown below on top of the brown rectangle
  • Stitch on the line and then trim and press
  • Repeat with the other teal square
Who's Who Quilt Tutorial flying geese blocks

Brown and cream flying geese blocks

  • Cut 8 – 2½” squares of brown (c)
  • Cut 4 – 2½” x 4½” rectangles of cream (e)
  • Mark a diagonal line on each square
  • Place a 2½” brown square on top of the cream rectangle
  • Stitch on the line and then trim and press
  • Repeat with the other brown square

Sew the flying geese sections together

Who's Who Quilt Tutorial piecing the flying geese quilt blocks

Center of wall hanging

Stitch the 4 square blocks, the flying geese blocks, and the center together as shown below using the owl print in the center.

This could easily be used as a block in a quilt. Make nine blocks and sew them together!

Who's Who Quilt Tutorial center block

First border

Let’s continue on with a border around the block. Cut your pieces as listed below and lay them out as shown.

  • Cut 4 – 4¼” cream squares (e) cut diagonally twice as shown below for 4 quarter square triangles
  • Cut 12 – 2 3/8″ cream squares (e) cut in half diagonally for half-square triangles
  • Cut 4 – 3½” cream squares (e)
  • Cut 8 – 2 5/8″ light green squares (f)
  • Cut 8 – 2 5/8″ dark green squares (g)
Who's Who Quilt Tutorial adding borders

Sections

The 4¼” squares cut into quarter square triangles will be the corners of each section of the border.

The 2 3/8″ squares cut into half-square triangles will be used to make the rows.

Each section will use 4 – of the quarter squares triangles and 6 of the half-square triangles.

Who's Who Quilt Tutorial continue adding borders

Piece the blocks together.

Who's Who Quilt Tutorial piece the blocks

Here is the finished section, make four of these.

Who's Who Quilt Tutorial

Each corner has a 3½ inch cream (E) square. Sew together as shown.

Who's Who Quilt Tutorial

18½” block

Here is the quilt with the first border added, it should measure 18½”.

Who's Who Quilt Tutorial

Second border

Add a Teal (B) border – measure your block and make sure it is 18½”. If not adjust your border accordingly.

  • Cut 2 pieces – 1½” x 18½” – sew to the sides
  • Cut 2 pieces – 1½” x 20½” – sew to the top and bottom
Who's Who Quilt Tutorial

Third border

The next border has some odd sizes in it. Sew the blocks together as shown. Make 4 of these.

  • Cut 8 – 2 1/8″ x 3½” pieces Brown (C)
  • Cut 8 – 3½” x 3 7/8″ pieces Light Blue (D)
  • Cut 8 – 3½” x 3 7/8″ pieces Green (F)
  • Cut 4 – 3½” x 3 7/8″ pieces Multi-print (G)
Who's Who Quilt Tutorial

Add the corners to 2 sections.

  • Cut 4 – 3½” squares Cream (E)
Who's Who Quilt Tutorial

Sew the 2 sections without the cream squares to the sides of your quilt. Then add the last 2 sections with the cream squares to the top and bottom.

Who's Who Quilt Tutorial

28½” block

Here is the quilt with the first border added, it should measure 28½”.

Fourth border

Add another Teal (B) border – measure your block and make sure it is 28½”. If not adjust your border accordingly.

  • Cut 2 – 1½” x 26½”
  • Cut 2 – 1½” x 28½”
Who's Who Quilt Tutorial

Final border

The final border uses the Owl (A) fabric which is directional. Cut the sides first from the length of your fabric.

Who's Who Quilt Tutorial

Remember to double-check the size of your quilt block before cutting the borders.

  • Cut 2 – 5½” x 28½”
  • Cut 2 – 5½” x 38½”
Who's Who Quilt Tutorial

Finish your quilt

Add batting and a backing that is approximately 1¼ yard.

Quilt as desired.

Cut 4 – 2½ inch strips of Teal (b) for the binding. Use my easy machine binding tutorial to attaching and finish your binding.

Who's Who Quilt Tutorial

I hope you enjoy this tutorial and if you make this quilt I would really like to see it!

Who's Who Quilt Tutorial

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I also used these cute fabrics in my Fabric Basket Tutorial. This continues to be one of my most popular posts.

Who's Who Quilt Tutorial

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205 Comments

  1. Another fabulous quilt with amazing fabrics.
    Thanks for the tutorial. It’s impossible not to love your fabric selection – front and back.

  2. This would make a very cute baby quilt, Thank-you for sharing it with us…Love all your tutorials!

  3. I think I like the photos but the line diagrams are good too. Perhaps a combination works best.
    judybarr at iearn dot org dot au

  4. Hmm, at first I was going to say actual photos, but your tutorial is awesome! I do like having photos of the finished quilt, they seem to be more inspiring than diagrams, but for the instructions, what ever way explains the project the best works for me!

  5. Visited your tutorial and it was very clear to follow. Toss up whether I like line drawings or pictures? Would love to win fabric!

    I must tell yuo that your Pelly story was the outstanding blog for me this year. I had so many people watching it! Would be nice to have an update on Pelly.

  6. I prefer the computer drawn graphics for quilt patterns like your tutorial, but for bags, pouches, and tots I prefer photographs.

  7. I like tutorials with pictures for each step. I'm still learning to quilt and need as much help as I can. Thanks!

  8. I love lots of pictures. Line drawings are ok if you are just starting the project and sketching out a pattern.

  9. Those fabrics are gorgeous as are your projects!! I definitely like tutorials with photos, but your line drawings are great too. Always easy to understand. Thanks for the chance to win.

  10. No doubt! That was the best tut I've seen. Just the way I understand quilting. Thanks.

    Also, thanks for a year of Linky Tuesdays. The viewing has been fun to follow. Wouldn't miss it.

  11. I like either method line drawings or photos. What to me is most important is that the instructions are written so they are easy to understand.

  12. Your tutorial is great. I love the fabric baskets and could really use some. Left a comment on your tutorial page. Happy New Year and thanks.

  13. I had to think about your question! I like to see lots of pictures of the finished quilt, but drawings can be so helpful in understanding the pattern. So I think my answer is both! The fabric is adorable!!

  14. Hi there Connie,
    I need photos to help explain a certain point in a tutorials! I am a visual learner!!!
    Happy New Year!
    Jacqueline in Pitt Meadows

  15. The diagrams in your tutorial will be so helpful! Thanks for the great pattern! It looks really cute in those fabrics.

    Jackiethompson323(at)gmail.com

  16. Actual photographs are nice, but sometimes it's easier following line drawing tutorials, because sometimes there's not a definite distinction in fabric colors in photos. Not sure if I'm making sense here.

  17. Sometimes tutorials with actual pictures are confusing, maybe I don't like the fabric used or there is not enough contrast to get the point. You have done a fantastic job with your line drawings….I like line drawings!!

  18. I left a comment with your tutorial for this quilt, and I just want to let you know that I was able to save it on my Pinterest board for future reference… Actually maybe very soon as I have a few friends expecting and this pattern would be perfect (winning the fabric would be even better!!) lol

  19. I much prefer tutorials with bot diagrams and photos, like the one for this baby quilt…. It is perfect! Thanks!

  20. Hi Connie love your tutorial.The line drawings and photos does it for me.The fabric is so sweet and i really like the inner border around the center square.Wish it was in a PDF so i could have printed it.

  21. I looked at the fabric and it is just too cute. At first I was going to say I like photos in tutorials but when I looked at the line drawings I realized they were so much clearer and easy to follow. Thanks for the tutorial. Happy New Year!

  22. Good morning Connie, I went over and saw your tutorial. So darn cute. Your tutorials are wonderful! I love the little owls. Thanks for doing this for all of us. I just looked at your Dec. finishes and WOW! You have really been busy. Love all of the quilts and little projects. I am going to try one of your little boxes. They really look fun.

  23. Oh Owl fabric!! Yeah, I collect owls and your basket tutorial is great! Pictures work best for me! Always look forward to the end of the month poster!

  24. I love the fabric collection and love how you did this tutorial. I left a comment on the other site as well. I follow you via email at 2bquilting247 (at) hotmail(dot) ca. and via bloglovin. Thanks for the opportunity to win. Happy New Year!

  25. The owl fabric is a winner! My preference would be your tutorials with pictures and descriptions. I've made a few things based on your tutorials and find them to be easy to follow. Thanks for sharing!

  26. That fabric is adorable! The tutorial is so easy to follow. I know someone who would be perfect to receive this quilt. Thanks for the chance to win.

  27. Connie cute quilt and love those colors. Your tutorials are wonderful and I appreciate it when you share which accuquilt dies you used with projects like the most recent Grandillusionsmystery. My preference is tuts with photos but like em either way you want to do it.
    Happy New Years !

  28. Your tutorial was picture perfect. Perfect mix of actual photos and diagrams. Thanks, and I did leave a comment over there.

  29. I like tutorials with lots of pictures. A supplemental line drawing or arrows on pics for particularly fussy or detailed parts are especially helpful.

  30. I like tutorials both ways. Your line drawings are very easy to follow. Thanks for the lovely giveaway. That fabric is so gorgeous!

  31. Pictures, lots of pictures. That fabric is adorable! Thanks for having the giveaway…now I'm headed to check out the tutorial.

  32. I like tutorials with everything! Pictures, line drawings, and descriptions! I'm a pretty all-around-type learner, so as many ways you can show and describe something, the better!
    reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

  33. Really fantastic tutorial! I like the detailed instructions and the way you write as we're part of a team working on the project. I thought I preferred pics, but think I've changed my mind after viewing your line drawings.

  34. Written instructions are always best for me as I can print them out. Cute fabrics! Great job on the tutorial as well.

  35. Love your Quilt!! & the Tutorial is so easy to understand too..thank you sooo much for sharing! We have new Granbaby due in the Spring…they are doin the room in Owls! Would love to win this Bundle!

    (Oh yeah..did go & leave a comment on Tutorial too! lol)

  36. I like tutorials with pictures, but sometimes the addition of line drawings helps as well. How's that for indecisive!

  37. Love these baskets.
    I like the tutorials with the actual pictures. They help the written instructions for me
    Thank you for a chance to win these beautiful fabrics

  38. I like the diagrams – makes it easy to see what to do, BUT I still want at least one photo of the quilt so I can see what it really looks like.

  39. It really depends on the project. Most of the time I rely on the photos for information but some projects I need the line drawings. Sorry, I don't think I helped with my answer!

    Sandy A

  40. Normally I'd say I like pictures, but your diagrams are great, I think it's because they show the same fabric as in the finished quilt. Diagrams are also good because they cut out background clutter.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

  41. I like a combination of both. Your tutorials with all the photos are great, however your line drawings help with my fabric choice.

  42. The drawings are a better way to give instructions and the photos show what it actually looks like as it comes together. A good tutorial has both. Yours is fabulous,especially with that yummy fabric collection

  43. Tutorials and line drawings have very different purposes, so I like them both. When I'm trying to learn a new technique I really prefer the tutorial with pictures. But if I'm just working on a simple design then a line drawing is usually enough info.

  44. I just finished looking at your tute.Fantastic job. In fact i left a comment here a few minutes ago and I've changed my mind. I love the drawn tute you do. It is so clear and easy to follow.

  45. Left a comment at Inspired by Fabric…I prefer pictures (and videos). Thanks for the great tutorial 🙂
    ~Terry~ cwayons(at)yahoo(dot)com

  46. What a fun little quilt Connie..was looking for one to make as a gift for a dear friend's first grandson due in April…thanks for the tutorial!! ~Terry~
    cwayons(at)yahoo(dot)com

  47. I love the quilt and the fabric basket. If i win, I'd make a quilt for my new granddaughter who is due anytime soon.

    I like pictures more than drawings.

  48. Darling! I am fine with either drawings or pictures, but sometimes pictures are needed if the object is 3D (like a bag or pouch).

  49. Such a cute quilt Connie and your tutorial was wonderful! I can tell you put a lot of work into it. I commented over there too. Happy New Year!

  50. I have to admit that after viewing your tutorial on Inspired by Fabric, I'm having second thoughts about tutorials. Your line drawings were clear and easy to follow.

  51. A mixture of both, sometimes it is hard to take a good photo of what you are trying to explain, but I mostly like real photos.

  52. I love this quilt and I love owls! You're tutorials are always nice and easy to follow! I like having the pictures but your line drawings are also easy to follow.

  53. This tut was amazing. Easy to follow, and the pic.s for me were great because I am a visual learner. Thank you for all the hard work and all you share with us.

    Happy New Year

  54. This is positively OWLdorable. I love the colors and how you put them together in this beautiful quilt. Thank you for sharing this fabric. Blessings and Creative Bliss…

  55. I LOVE the owls print and it would be so perfect to make for my granddaughter! I prefer great photos to a line drawing as they usually show intersections very well. Any well written tutorial is good though!

  56. So cute and it is just the right size to use as a neonatal quilt, thanks for the tutorial Connie! I think your line drawings are just perfect!

  57. As a visual learner, I really like the photos, especially if they are of excellent quality. Good quality diagrams are second.
    Thanks for the design, tutorial and opportunity to win.

  58. I like photos but also wish could be a simple pdf file to download (with linedrawings) as I like to refer to instructions on cutting table, then have by sewing machine! Computer not by sewing room.

  59. I love the tutorials with actual photos…thank you…for the pattern with the owl fabric, it is gorgeous.

  60. Love your tutorial – left a comment on IbF. That fabric soooo cute! Would make a great wall hanging for my daughter's boring dorm walls and their mascot is the owl.

  61. I like tutorials with pictures and descriptions, but if the shot is difficult then a line drawing comes in handy.

  62. Wow – what a great giveaway Connie! And I love what you've done with those cute fabrics – as always of course 🙂 I really prefer tutorials with actual photos. Line drawings don't always give me what I need in a tricky area. I also like lots of pictures in patterns 🙂

  63. Hi Connie! What a lovely giveaway of cute fabrics. I love pictures, but a good line drawing sometimes is clearer – I guess there is no definitive answer!
    Happy New Year

  64. I guess either way is fine with me, just so it's clear and I can see what's going on. I also really appreciate a PDF print function, so that I can save in in a notebook. Thanks so much for the great giveaway… the fabrics are really cute!

  65. I like actual photos and line drawings, as long as they are easily seen. I saw a line drawing in a magazine that was only 1/2" square, and you couldn't easily see what they wanted you to do. Sometimes, photos are not clear, either, or there's a finger or something in the way, the size is wrong or it's out of focus. Cute pattern, and love the colors.

  66. I prefer graphic images for project instructions, but photographs for techniques…sometimes, there are things that are difficult to explain with a drawing, but a photo says it all. 🙂 Thank you for always providing wonderful tutorials and instructions!

  67. I suppose I prefer actual photos but whatever it takes (photos or drawings) to get the point across is what counts in a tute. Thanks for a chance to win and Happy New Year!!

  68. I like alot of pictures especially if its something besides a quilt block, helps me so much! Thanks for the giveaway!

  69. Amazingly generous.. stunning fabric.. the whole line beautiful! and the quilt.. no words.. just gorgeous.. The tutorial looks very clear to me…

  70. I'm fine with photos or line drawings, as long as it's clear what goes where. A while back, I bought a pattern with line drawings and spent ten minutes convincing myself that the directions were for the quilt pictured on the outside of the package. It was really that bad.

  71. That owl fabric is SO cute. Belle (my 14 month old great niece) has tons of owl items from her very first quilt at her baby shower right through her owl shopping cart/baby stroller I gave her for Christmas. Please throw my name into the pot for the give-away. Hope you escape the flu running through your family. Not fun!
    Diannia

  72. I prefer photos. I love your projects. I don't know how you get so much done. I am definitely making your quilt. I copied your tute.

  73. I Like tuts with pics:)
    I also love when they are available as a pdf so they are easier to print or save for a rainy day:)
    Love this one!

  74. Beautiful fabrics. I prefer photos as long as they are clear. Line drawings can sometimes be hard to see certain details, but there are really good line drawings I've seen too. So I suppose as long as it's clear enough to understand what the photo or line drawing is, then either one works and you should do whatever is the easiest for you to do.

  75. I love to see your photos but line drawings are nice too. Too easy to be distracted by the fabric and not pay attention to the method. Love the owl quilt, too cute.

  76. Beautiful quilt, Connie. Thank you so much for your giveaway. I like tutorials with actual photos so I can see how everything looks.

  77. Do you ever sleep Connie? Geez another awesome quilt. I love these owls and the colors in this fabric collection too.

    Definitely tutorials with pictures. I NEED pictures. The line drawings sometimes are hard for me to follow. It depends too on the program the person uses to create the drawings though.

  78. I like both photos and drawings sometimes a photo wont do to show the work and sometimes you can not draw what you need to show hope that makes sense very visual here love your blog i have following on for a while ….any news on Pelly

  79. I like photos but your line drawings are very clear too. You should do whichever is easier for you. Thanks for all the tutorials!

  80. I prefer tutorials with pictures provided that there is enough difference in the materials. I have seen some where you can barely tell the difference.

  81. I like tutorials with lots of images. It does not really matter whether they are line drawings or photographs, though I think the drawings allow for more details to be shown. But the main thing is they show the process clearly.
    I also commented on the tutorial post…

  82. it depends on the quality of the pictures / drawings … though mostly I like b/w drawings with shading so I can put my own colours

  83. I would have to say tutorials with actual photos if they are clear. With line drawings, it may not always be clear as to what fabric is what.
    Wonderful fabrics.

  84. I visited Inspired by Fabric and your tutorial was excellent. I left a comment and will be making one of these myself.

  85. I like both pictures and line drawings. Your tutorial is very detailed and easily followed. Thanks for the cute pattern and giveaway.

  86. I need at least one photo of how it's supposed to turn out, but I think your diagrams here are perfect: clear line drawings with colour shading and just enough text.
    Fun owl fabric.

  87. I saw your tutorial. I like photos, but can see some advantages to drawings.
    This quilt would also be a great prayer quilt.

  88. I love the line drawings, I don't always have the same fabrics and it somehow makes it easier for me to substitute my own. SUPER cute quilt.

  89. Just checked out the tutorial and left you a comment. I love tutorials with lots of photos, yours was great. I'm thinking I need lots of this owl fabric as my daughter is really into owls.

    Thanks
    Robin in Washington State
    assweetaspeches hotmail

  90. I love tutorials, the more pictures the better. Your line drawings are great and make using different fabric easier for me. Thanks for all you do for us. :^)

  91. Great tutorial! I think that even I could make that quilt based on the tutorial! (Commented on the tutorial too)

  92. Really cute fabric! Your tutorial is very clear. I like both ways but your line drawings make it so easy to understand. Super job!

  93. I enjoy your tutorials, they are always very clear and the pictures are always helpful. Love your quilt and these fabrics, in some of my favorite colors and the owls are jut too cute. Thanks for the chance!
    dragonfly9716 at yahoo dot com

  94. I just love this Connie! I like how you did the tutorial and it's very clearly written. Line drawings work great.
    I want to just into my stash and see if I have enough fabric to make this!

  95. After looking at your tutorial, I change my mind. Your graphics are perfect and easy to understand. They are full of color and show me everything I need to know just as well as actual photos. So if all diagrams are like yours it's a toss up: Diagrams for simple construction. Photos for harder to understand directions.

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