Indigo Quilt instructions

The instructions for this quilt will be more of a rough outline with my notes.  The quilt finishes at 62″ x 80″ and can easily be made larger or smaller with a few more blocks for both the top and the pieced border.

The fabric requirements, per Electric Quilt, are:

Background (Fabric 1) – 2-1/2 yards
Light indigo used in the center of the “A” Blocks (Fabric 2) – 1/4 yard
Light/Medium indigo (Fabric 3) – 5/8 yard
Dark/Medium indigo (Fabric 4) – 1-3/4 yards
Very Dark Indigo (Fabric 5) – 2-5/8 yards

The blocks used are:

Block A – Make 8:

Block B – Make 6:

Block C – Make 4:

Block D – Make 17:

For Blocks A, B, and C, the difference is simply that some of the corners are half square triangles without the smaller square in the corner.

The half square triangles use Fabrics 1 and 3 and should finish at 3-1/2″.  The Fabric 5 square that fits into the corner of some of the blocks is cut 2″.  For the triangles that surround that square, cut a Fabric 1 square 2-3/8″ and cut it on the diagonal once to yield 2 triangles.  The Fabric 5 triangle would be obtained by cutting a square 3-7/8″ and cutting it on the diagonal once to yield two triangles.

For Block D, in order to not have the points all meeting when the blocks are sewn together, I used some weird measurements.  It doesn’t change the look of the quilt much if you’d rather use “normal” measurements.  The half square triangles I made finished at 3-5/8″.  That’s real easy to do if you use the Triangulations™ software.  The remaining pieces are cut:

For each block:

Fabric 1 – 4 – 2-1/4″ x 4-1/8″ rectangles
Fabric 3 – 1 – 2-1/4″ square

The measurements below are the cutting sizes.

Border #1 – Fabric 4

  • Sides – 2″ x 63-1/2″
  • Top & Bottom – 2″ x 48-1/2″

Border #2 – Pieced

  • Sides – 22 blocks
  • Top & Bottom – 18 blocks

Border #3 – Fabric 5

  • Sides – 3-1/2″ x 74-1/2″
  • Top & Bottom – 3-1/2″ x 62-1/2″

The border blocks are 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ unfinished, with the corner squares being 4-1/2″ unfinished.  My blocks were paper pieced and if you wish to do this, draw out whatever angle you would like and make copies.  A total of 80 pieced blocks, along with the four corner blocks, are needed.  These are the blocks I used for the border:

This was my corner square.