I said months ago that I was working on this quilt and everytime I sat down and said I should have this done by this afternoon it would magically drag onto the next week and the next until before I knew it months had passed and it still was not done. I am sure you can all relate. So here it is months later and I am FINALLY done.
We recently decided to start up our own pattern company called Simply Sew Southern, but just like anything else it takes a long time to get things rolling. We have made five quilts so far and will hopefully be showing them to you soon, but just like the quilt above I always say I will have it done this afternoon and then life hits you.
So, this is our first debut, the Sophie. We have provided FREE step by step instructions with images to help you make a quilt just like this.
Finished Quilt Size is 62″ x 74″.
Choose 4 Charm Packs (Each Charm Pack will need at least 40 Prints), you will need 160 – 5″ x5″ fabric squares. Choose 2 coordinating solid yardages each at 1 3/4 yards, one light and one dark. This will be your border around each of the blocks. I chose pink and white. Your finished quilt size will be 62″ x74″ with a quarter inch seam.
Take your charm packs (you need to have 160 squares) and divide them into darks and lights until you have 80 on each side. The pack that I chose had 20 different colors so you will see a repeat 8 different times for a total of 20 different prints, 10 light and 10 dark.
Take your light pile of and put your fabrics in the order you want. You will just need to have five different prints on each side for a total of at least 10 different prints. I did from light to dark again (kind of hard to tell), or you can do random. It is completely up to you.
Do the same for your dark pile. I just did this from red to blue. You will just need to have five different prints on each side for a total of at least 10 different prints. Once again this can be in a uniform or random order.
Now take your four piles (two dark and two light) and sew them together in chains of five. You should have four piles five squares long and eight deep.
Press, press, press.
Cut your sashing. You will need 24 – 2 1/2″ strips of both the light and the dark.
You will need two pieces of sashing for each strip of five squares. I put the dark sashing around the light 5 inch strips and