All right, are you ready for the Simple Squares quiltalong? Here are the fabric requirements for the larger quilt, which has 24 blocks and finishes up at 50x74 inches:
12 fat quarters for the square blocks (updating to suggest 14 fat quarters to give yourself a little wiggle room)
1 3/4 yard fabric for sashing (strips in between blocks) and border
1/2 yard for binding
3 1/2 yards for backing
The fabric requirements for a baby quilt, 38x50 inches, made with 12 blocks, are here.
Here are the fabrics I'm going to use, this will be a baby quilt for my nephew Landon who's almost 7 months old!
I was going to go to the quilt shop to look for coordinates for these Oh, Boy fabrics but there is a budget crunch at my house this month. I looked in my stash this morning and found the blue check and the HR dots (I picked out the yellow solid a while ago... it's part a thrift store sheet, leftover from my cape project) . The dots match perfectly, the blue check I'm still not completely sure about using. I don't have my sashing fabric yet but I'm going to start my quilt blocks anyway.
I already have the block instructions posted: block A, block B. Here is the link for the sashing/cornerstone instructions for the baby quilt.
I'd love to know if you're planning to join in. I've started a flickr group for this quiltalong, please share your fabric and sewing progress photos there!