Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Free Instructions for my Quilt Neighbors Lap Quilt

QUILT NEIGHBORS, designed by Theresa Litz
63" x 66" Finished

It's completely FINISHED....quilting, binding and label!  As a reminder, I started this project as part of my local quilt guild's Design Challenge. 

Those of you who follow my blog probably thought I had disappeared from the face of the earth because of my lack of blog posts since January.  I still have no clue what happened, but my computer would not allow me to post any writing or photos, etc. to this blog.  In fact, even now it is a gamble whether or not I can access my own blog.  I tried at least 10 times this morning before finally getting through with this latest attempt.  So now I'm typing as fast as I can and hoping I can finish the post and add what needs to be added before it stops working again.

EQ7 Design Sheet
57" x 66"

***Important Note:  Can you see the difference in the photo of my finished quilt compared to my original EQ7 design?  The difference is that I added a "green grass" sashing strip ABOVE the top row of House & Tree blocks...and also BELOW the bottom row of blocks. 

If you prefer to add these two extra sashing strips....understand you will need MORE fabric than the yardage given below.

Basic Fabric Yardage Requirements for EQ7 Version:

No yardage amounts are provided for the "House" and "Tree" blocks simply because the intent is to use scraps.  Patterns containing rotary cutting instructions for these two blocks are shared below.

1/2 yards of a bright green fabric is needed for the "grass" sashing strips between each horizontal row.   Cut these strips 3 1/2" WOF

1/2 yards of yellow fabric is needed for inner border.  Cut strips 2" WOF

1 yard of red fabric is needed for outer border.  Cut strips 3 1/2" WOF

I'm really hoping that you are able to view the following attachments clearly.  They provide the rotary cutting instructions for the scrappy House blocks and scrappy Tree blocks.....

Picture tutorial for constructing the House Block can be found here:  HOUSE BLOCK 12 1/2" x 12 1/2"

Page 2 of House Block Rotary Cutting Instructions.....

Please note that the "quilt" on each of the House blocks (section F) will accomodate any design you choose as long as the block is 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" square (unfinished, prior to piecing the entire House block together).

Although my finished quilt uses a Modified 9-patch block within the construction of all the House blocks, I personally think it would be much cuter if each house showcased a different quilt block within the construction.

My picture tutorial for the Tree block can be found here:  TREE BLOCK 6 1/2" x 12 1/2"

Tree Trunk......

***Note, if you find yourself having difficulty obtaining the correct finished size of the Tree block
(6 1/2" x  12 1/2" unfinished) may be easier to cut the neutral rectangles just a smidgen larger.... then if the totally assembled Tree block is slightly too large, you can easily trim it and square it up to the appropriate size of 6 1/2" x 12 1/2".

When quilting, I used a pantograph design called Snapdragons - Grande from Urban Elementz

Now I'm going to cross my fingers that my computer allows me to actually upload this post to my blog.  Only time will tell if I'm successful! :)

Until the next time....Happy Quilting!


  1. I did wonder what happened to you! Glad your lack of posts was only due to computer glitches. Your quilt came out beautifully!

    1. Thanks Kathy! My hubby worked more on the computer last night and reset a few things. I'm really hoping the problem has been solved. The past few months have been really frustrating.