This is an oldie but a goodie.
13 fat quarters or 25 9x9 squares (stacking material)
1/2yard inner border
1 yard outer border
3 yards backing
This is a lap sized quilt 54x54.
--Cut your stacking material into 25 9x9 squares
--STACK -create 5 stacks of 5. Try not to have duplicate materials in a stack
--SLASH – With a rotary cutter slash at any angle. The rule with this is you do not slash on touching sides. You want your slash to start and stop on opposite sides (top and bottom or left and right)
--Your stack has now been in cut into two parts.
--Take the top piece of the left stack and move it to the bottom. This mixes the pattern
--sew your halves together to make a square again.
--Press your seams as desired.
--STACK your pieced squares.
--SLASH – same rules apply and I like to slash through my seam
--Pair up halves so no pattern repeats happen in your squares
--Sew halves. (you should have 4 different materials per square)
--Press as Desired
--Trim your squares to 8x8.
--Repeat this process until you have 25 slashed and pieced squares.
--When all squares are pieced sew them in row of 5
--sew the rows together. You should have 5 across and 5 down
-- cut your inner border fabric to 2 ½ inch strips. Measure and piece onto quilt sides first, then top and bottom
--cut the outer border fabric into 6 ½ inch strips. Measure and piece onto quilt sides first, then top and bottom
-- quilt and bind as desired.
***changing the size of this quilt is easy. You will need to figure out how many squares you want. You can get 2 squares out of 1 fat quarter. You will also need to adjust yardage for the borders.
I did a baby quilt that was 2 blocks by 3 blocks. I did 4 fat quarters so my patterns would be more random.