Millennial Wallpaper Quilt: Free Two-Block Pattern

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Explore secondary design by turning two simple blocks into a stunning repeating pattern! The Millennial Wallpaper quilt is perfect for any maximalist decorator.

millennial wallpaper quilt

Millennial Wallpaper

by Emily Cross

63″ x 63″

Fabric Requirements:

Dark Rust— 5/8 yard
Light Tomato— 1/4 yard
Light Pink— 1 1/2 yards*
Dark Gold— 2 1/8 yards*

Backing— 4 1/4 yards

Binding— 1/2 yard

*pattern assumes 42” usable fabric width

Cutting Directions:

Dark Rust:
8 strips 2 5/8” x WOF

Light Tomato:
2 strips 2 5/8” x WOF

Light Pink:
8 strips 2 5/8” x WOF
3 strips 10 1/2″ x WOF; subcut into 12 squares

Dark Gold:
8 strips 5 3/8” x WOF; subcut into 50 squares and cut on the diagonal once
3 strips 10 1/2″ x WOF; subcut into 12 squares

Binding:
7 strips 2 1/2″ x WOF

Block Assembly

On-Point Nine Patch

Sew four strip sets Light Pink, Dark Rust, Light Pink and press to the dark. Subcut fifty 2 5/8” sections from the strips sets.


Sew two strips sets Dark Rust, Light Tomato, Dark Rust and press to the dark. Subcut twenty-five 2 5/8” sections from the strips sets.


Assemble sections into twenty-five nine patches, 7 7/8” unfinished size. Refer to diagram for color placement.


Lay a Dark Gold triangle over a nine patch right sides together (RST), being careful to line up the centers. Sew and press to the triangle. Repeat on three remaining sides. Make 25 blocks measuring 9 1/2” unfinished.

Hourglass Block

Mark on the wrong side of a 10 1/2” Light Pink square on the diagonal once. Layer RST with a 10 1/2″ Dark Gold square and sew a quarter inch from both sides of the marked line. Cut apart and press to the gold. Make 24 half square triangles.

On the backside of 12 half square triangles, mark a diagonal line, crossing the seam allowance. Layer two half square triangles RST and sew a quarter inch from both sides of the marked line. Cut apart, press, and trim to 9 ½” square. Make 24 quarter square triangles.

To see the method in action, watch the video below!

Millennial Wallpaper Quilt Assembly

Alternate On-Point Nine Patch Blocks and Quarter Square Triangle blocks to make seven rows of seven blocks. Look at quilt for placement. Piece together rows.

millennial wallpaper quilt

Quilt and bind as desired. Now all you have to do is enjoy your Millennial Wallpaper quilt!

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