TUTORIAL: Hundred Hugs Quilt

Wedding Dress Blue

This quilt is inspired by twins due in June.  They are far away and most of their hugs will have to be carried by quilt.  At least a hundred each, don’t you think?

HUNDRED HUGS

top pic

36-1/2″ x 36-1/2″

MATERIALS

 about 220 2-1/2″ charm squares (you will use 212 of them)

2/3  yard background fabric

1/3 yard binding

1-1/8 yard backing

batting to size

NOTE:  If you do not want to use the “flip-and-trim” method to create your half-square triangles all using 2-1/2″ squares (Some people are upset by the perceived waste, and that is OK.), you can cut 2-7/8″ squares and create half-square triangles from them. In that case, you will need additional background fabric and fabric for the blocks and can reduce the number of charm squares by 56.  If you have questions about this, please ask.  I will be glad to help. The purpose in choosing the…

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Block Fab App-Uneven Ninepatch 65

The next block is called Uneven Ninepatch.

Here are the fabrics I chose.

pic 1 uneven (Small)

I cut orange fabric 4″ square.  Then I cut the beige fabric 1 strip 2 1/4″w, then cut 4 squares.  The white fabric I cut 1 strip 2 1/4″ w, then cut 4   4″ long rectangles.

Here are my pieces.

pic 2 uneven (Small)

I laid my pieces out as follows.

pic 3 uneven (Small)

I then sewed my rows together pressed and trimmed.

pic 4 uneven (Small)This was a super easy block.

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Block Fab App-Variable Star 66

The next block is called Variable Star.

Here are the fabrics I chose.

pic 1 star (Small)

I cut a 4″ square from the dark beige.  Then, I cut the light beige  4   2 5/8″ squares, then cut 8 quarter square triangles.  Then I cut the white  4    2 1/4″ squares, and  cut 1 square 4 3/4″, then cut 4 quarter square triangles.

Then I laid my pieces out as follows.

pic 2 star (Small)

Next, I sewed the light beige quarter square triangles onto the white half square triangles.

pic 3 star (Small)

Then I sewed my rows together, pressed and trimmed.

pic 4 star (Small)

This is a really pretty block, fussy cutting the center square would be really nice.

The next block is the Wedding Ring-67 and I’m not good at sewing curves so I skipped this one.

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Block Fab App-Yankee Puzzle 69

The last block in this app is called Yankee Puzzle.

Here are the fabrics I chose.

pic 1 yankee (Small)

I cut 1 strip 4 3/4″ w, then cut 2 squares, then 8 quarter square triangles.

From the other two colors cut 1 strip each 4 3/4″ w, then cut 1 square from each color, then 4 quarter square triangles from each color.

I laid it out as follows.

pic 2 yankee (Small)

Then I sewed my quarter square triangles together, pressed and trimmed.

pic 3 yankee (Small)

This is a good block for scraps too, I’ll have to try it.

These are just a couple of the quilts I made from these blocks.

block quilt final (Small)pic 1 block app (Small)

I hope you had fun watching these blocks come together as I had making them.

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