Here's what you'll need in addition to the Snack Pack of strips, for the two quilts:
3/4 yard of Large Focal print
From that, cut (2) 10-1/2" WOF strips ~ one for each quilt.
I used the Gray Large Dot print and Yellow Small Dot print (Gray will be for the Boy quilt, and Yellow will be for the Girl quilt)
From each of these, cut (20) 4-1/2" x 10-1/2" rectangles
*Tip: I neatly stacked the two fabrics and cut the strips all at once to save time.
Cut (40) 2-1/2" x 10-1/2" rectangles ~ (20) for each quilt.
*Tool Tip: I used my Stripology Ruler from Creative Grids to cut my strips...
It's conveniently labeled for those common 2-1/2" and 1-1/2" strips. For the 2-1/2" strips I cut in the slot at each of the markings with the squares by them.
The strips look so yummy right out of the package :) I started by dividing up the strips into two groups of fifteen.
Save aside the remaining strips to be used later for the binding.
Here are my two piles ready to sew.
*Tip - After sewing the first five strips together, check your seam allowances by measuring across the width of the strip set. It should measure 10-1/2" inches wide. Make any needed adjustments to your seam allowances, then proceed to sew all of your strip sets together.
These are the three different blocks I made for the Boy Quilt.
Once all the blocks are pieced, I arranged the blocks in five rows of four blocks. You can alternate and turn the blocks any way you wish for a random look, or I just turned every other block 90 degrees to create a zig zag look on the quilt.
After quilting them I used the remaining 2-1/2" Snack Pack strips to bind them. I used six strips for each quilt's binding. Cut the strips in half before sewing them all together end to end to add to the scrappy feel.
Now for the giveaway! Fabri-Quilt is giving away a Snack Pack of Baby Talk for one Lucky Winner!
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