Free Pattern: Festive Boxes – A 2 1/2″ strip friendly quilt

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Festive Boxes

80″ x 80″

Fabric Requirements

Center square – fussy cut from a fun fabric, or split the yardage and use two fabrics for alternating blocks.
2/3 yards (if fussy cutting, you will need 25 designs)

Contrasting strips :
Light – 45 (3 1/4 yd if using one fabric)
Dark – 47 strips (3 1/2 yd if using one fabric)

Binding – 2/3 yard

Cutting Instructions

From the red fabric, cut:
(12) 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ squares
(26) 2 1/2” x 4 1/2” rectangles
(50) 2 1/2” x 8 1/2” rectangles
(50) 2 1/2” x 12 1/2” rectangles
(26) 2 1/2” x 16 1/2” rectangles

From the white fabric, cut:
(13) 4 1/2″ X 4 1/2″ squares
(24) 2 1/2” x 4 1/2” rectangles
(50) 2 1/2” x 8 1/2” rectangles
(50) 2 1/2” x 12 1/2” rectangles
(24) 2 1/2” x 16 1/2” rectangles

White Center Block

Sew red 2 1/2” x 4 1/2” rectangles to the left and right side of a white 4 1/2” square.

Sew red 2 1/2” x 8 1/2” rectangles to the top and bottom of the previous unit.

Sew white 2 1/2” x 8 1/2” rectangles to the left and right side of the previous unit.

Sew white 2 1/2” x 12 1/2” rectangles to the top and bottom of the previous unit.

Sew red 2 1/2” x 12 1/2” rectangles to the left and right side of the previous unit.

Sew red 2 1/2” x 16 1/2” rectangles to the top and bottom of the previous unit.

Block measures 16 1/2″ square unfinished. Make 13.

Red Center Block

Sew white 2 1/2” x 4 1/2” rectangles to the left and right side of a red 4 1/2” square.

Sew white 2 1/2” x 8 1/2” rectangles to the top and bottom of the previous unit.

Sew red 2 1/2” x 8 1/2” rectangles to the left and right side of the previous unit.

Sew red 2 1/2” x 12 1/2” rectangles to the top and bottom of the previous unit.

Sew white 2 1/2” x 12 1/2” rectangles to the left and right side of the previous unit.

Sew white 2 1/2” x 16 1/2” rectangles to the top and bottom of the previous unit.

Block measures 16 1/2″ square unfinished. Make 12.

Quilt Assembly

Layout the blocks in rows of five each, alternating the red center with the white center blocks as shown below.
Sew each row together.
Sew the rows together to complete the quilt.

Here’s an example with the center squares the same:

 

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Harriett Zipfel

The instructions tell us how many strips to cut but not how much yardage to purchase for the festive boexes quilt.

Thank you!