Image by Missouri Star
There’s nothing more fun than sewing old-fashioned patterns. Last week, I learned how to make Jenny Doan’s easy Susannah quilt. It’s a simple block yet has its own charm. For this project, you only need 2 1/2 inch strips of precut fabrics or jelly rolls. Play with different colors and patterns for this quilt. You don’t need to worry if you are still a beginner, as this pattern is very effortless. You’ll surely enjoy making this design. Watch the video below by Missouri Star for full instructions. Happy sewing!
Take one strip, cut off the selvage ends, and on the fold to have two separate pieces.
For the first one, cut it into 4 1/2″ rectangles. Set them aside.
For the other, sew a background strip with a quarter of an inch seam allowance. Cut them into 2 1/2″ segments. Make sure to cut them before you iron them. Open them and iron them. You only need 4 of these segments for one block – set aside the others.
Sew 4 rectangles on each segment with a quarter of an inch seam allowance.
Snowball the outer corner of the small blocks. Get 1 piece of 2 1/2″ square, press it in half, place it in the corner, and stitch directly on the diagonal. Trim off the just above the sewn line and iron it. Repeat with the 3 more blocks.
Grab the 4 stacks and mix and match them. Turn all the corners to the center to make a diamond. Sew them into rows with a quarter of an inch seam allowance, then sew them together. You need a total of 42 blocks – 6 across and 7 down.
Put a sashing in between with the same size as your block. For the sashing in between rows, use the same size and put a corner square in the middle. Put in also on the top, bottom, and sides of the quilt. Lastly, add the 2 1/2″ border.