When you need a quick quilt with a FREE pattern and video tutorial, a Shortcut Quilt is the answer! Luckily, The Fat Quarter Shop LOVES shortcut quilts, so much so that they have over 20 to offer, and today I get to tell you about the newest one!!!
The Fat Quarter Cubes Quilt!
This quilt measures 66.5” x 87.5” and requires:
18 Fat Quarters
2 yards of background fabric
5.5 yards of backing
The Fat Quarter Shop has a super great kit all ready for you
Featuring Well Said by Sandy Gervais
Here's my version of the Cubes Quilt...
I decided since these finished blocks are nice and big (18.5 x18.5) I wanted to feature something bright and fun, and the new Beach Road Fat Quarter Bundle by Jen Kingwell for Moda Fabric was perfect! I also picked two of Jen's other great fabric for the background and backing.
The cutting and piecing goes very fast when your blocks are 18.5 x 18.5 and you only need 12! You could honestly have this quilt done in a few days. Even though I have a design wall, I always tend to use the open space of my dining room to lay things out... and usually I have Oliver the Bulldog helping. I love him so much!
Even though this is a fast finish, since I am also a long arm quilter, I spent a little extra time having some fun with freehand quilting on my Handi Quilter Long Arm. My machine is not computerized, so everything I do all comes from my creative heart. Speaking of my heart.....one of my favorite parts of quilting is the photography travels with my hubby after they are complete. My husband, Scott is a really good sport, and he is always willing to jump in the car when the light is just right. We had a really fun day chasing the Texas Bluebonnets with multiple quilts piled up in the back seat. If you have never been to South/Central Texas in the spring, you really need to add it to your bucket list. It's amazing! Here are several shots of the cubes quilt, I couldn't pick just one. :)
If you have any questions feel free to comment below and I will be happy to help!
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Hey Y'all, I'm Gina Tell! I live on Lake Travis just North of Austin Texas. I'm a full time long arm quilter and lover of all this art and outdoors!!