The crib size is too small and twin too big. This blanket measures 41" x 64", the perfect size for covering one person on the couch, two if you're snuggling. :) It has 72 four by four squares and three borders. It's a basic Four Patch pattern, but I added some length and an extra border.
The colors in my house are based on a western theme. Browns, beige, rust/deep red, and green. The polka dot fabric is my focus and while it looks black in this picture it's actually brown. I also needed a non-neutral color and there was dark blue in the dots, so I pulled that out in one of the borders. (The blue border is brighter in the picture than it actually is.)
I'm using 7 fabrics + warm & natural batting:
- Fabric A Dark - Focus (36 inner squares and outer border)
- Fabric B Medium - Green leafy (36 four patch inner squares)
- Fabric C Light - Beige (36 four patch inner squares)
- Fabric D Dark - Rust (inner border 1)
- Fabric E Medium - Blue (inner border 2)
- Fabric F Dark - Green (binding)
- Fabric G Light - Camel (flannel backing)
My first quilt I took my time and made sure everything was near perfect. The second quilt I got a little over confident so there were a few mistakes on it. I re-grouped, worked through my mistakes and learned a few new things along the way. Quilt #3 came out really good! My squares are on point, the inner design didn't stretch, and using flannel for the backing worked out better this time.
A note to the other quilters out there: washing, pressing and starching the fabrics before starting a project is the way to go!
Since four patch quilt patterns are pretty standard, I won't include all the cutting/piecing instructions - but if anyone wants them, let me know. Border widths are - Inner border one: 3"; Inner border two: 1.5"; Outer border: 4.5".