You need nine fat quarters of novelty fabric. I cut these into nine 6" squares.
Then I found a sudoku pattern online and solved it. Each fabric was assigned a number, and I started sewing them together.
I put 3/4" black sashing in between the squares and a 1 1/2" black border around the whole puzzle. Then I made a little skinny dimensional border (I don't know what it's called but it kind of looks like piping). Basically it was a 1" strip of white, pressed in half, and basted to the first border before adding a 3" grey border.
Are you so impressed with my mitered border? I know it is not a big deal to some of you, but these produce a huge amount of anxiety for me. I used this tutorial and only had to rip out one of the corners.
I stitched in the ditch around the sashing and borders. Then I did a loopy meander in each block. Last I did a design I've seen somewhere (but can't remember where - probably Leah Day but I can't swear to it) in the grey border that reminds me of a capital cursive L.
The blocks measure 16 1/2" and the finished quilt with these borders finished at a cozy 60" square.
If you want to make this quilt you will need:
- 9 fat quarters of novelty prints
- cut nine 6" squares from each
- assemble according to sudoku puzzle
- 1/2 yard sashing and first border (black)
- cut five 1 1/4" strips
- cut five 2" strips
- 1/4 yard white/piping
- cut six 1" strips
- sew into two long strips of 3 each
- press in half lengthwise
- baste to first border using 1/8" seam allowance
- 2/3 yard grey for outside border
- cut six 3 1/2" strips
- 1/2 yard black for binding
- cut six 2 1/2" strips
- 64" square batting. I used Warm and Natural.
- 66" square pieced back. I used flannel