Can you say texture? This was a complete whim and I’m so glad I went with it. The biscuit patch was something I ran across in a random book teaching sewing techniques that had nothing to do with quilting. After seeing it, I couldn’t wait to apply it somehow and this vintage crib size quilt is the perfect place. I am not using sashing, so the 12 squares will be extra-large. This quilt is compiled with 10 classic squares, which are a simply made with 2 contrasting fabrics per square (I’ll refer to these 2 fabrics as a pair). I decided to take 5 fabric pairs and make 2 squares each that will be opposite of each other. The remaining 2 squares needed are checker board biscuit patch squares.
14″ Finished Classic Square Steps: Directions per 2 Square Combo. Repeat 5 times.
1. Always wash & dry your fabrics first.
2. Pick 2 fabrics that contrast yet compliment each other.
3. Compete a 4 1/2″ biscuit patch square center.
4. Cut strips.
2 1 1/2″ X 4 1/2″ Strips – Left & Right of Biscuit Patch
2 1 1/2″ X 6 1/2″ Strips – Top & Bottom of Square Patch
2 4 1/4″ X 6 1/2″ Strips – Left & Right of 1 1/2″ Strips
2 4 1/4″ X 14 1/5″ Strips – Top & Bottom of 1 1/2″ Strips
NOTE: If you don’t sew straight or appreciate wiggle room, cut your strips an extra 1/4″ wide and trim after sewn together. The goal is to complete a square that is 14 1/2″ X 14 1/2″. If you want the middle frame bigger…go for it!
5. Reconstruct another classic square using the same fabrics. Simply create an opposite square using the directions from #4.
14″ Finished Checker Board Biscuit Squares: Directions per 1 square. Repeat 2 times.
1. Pick any fabric pair.
2. Make 2 7 1/2″ biscuit patches in one fabric.
3. Make 2 7 1/2″ biscuit patches in the other fabric.
4. Arrange in a checker board pattern and sew together 1/4″ in. The completed square will be 14 1/2″ X 14 1/2″.
Next, arrange your squares. Fortunately, I’ve already done that. In fact, I’ve already sew everything together…yippy for me! Please match up and pin your seams. There is nothing worse than seams that don’t match up.
Prior to pinning, I will be adding light tangerine crocheted flowers…can you say pretty vintage?