This is a illustration of how it would look with just two colours. The fabric requirements will be to make this quilt.
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|Just finished the quilting|
This quilt is made up on 10" blocks, 7 rows x 4 columns. It also looks good with only 6 rows. It is a very simple block to make and every alternative block is rotated 90 degrees to create the effect.
To make the block you need:
Sew the two skinny rectangles onto either side of the large rectangle and you're done! Super simple. The block should now measure 10.5" x 10.5" (that will be 10" square when finished).
Fabric Requirements for the Quilt
Using this picture as a guide, we will call the 2.5" x 10.5" rectangles "navy", and the 6.5" x 10.5" rectangles "teal". We will also assume the fabric is 42" wide. It is always worth double checking the width before you buy.
For the Navy:If the fabric is 42" wide (plus selvedges) you will just squeeze four 10.5" lengths across the width of the fabric. You will need 56 navy rectangles to make this quilt. Therefore, you will need 14 x 2.5" strips across the width of your fabric (56 rectangles divided by 4 in each strip = 14 strips required). That means you will need 89cm of fabric exactly (14 strips @ 2.5" = 35", and 35" x 2.54 [conversion to cms] = 88.9cm) for those strips. I would buy extra for straightening, etc. You will need 1m of the navy.
NB: This doesn't include fabric for the binding. If you want to make 2.5" binding out of the same fabric would you need to add another 40cm.