Tuesday, December 23, 2008

"Toile A Good Night" Quilt

I have had quite a few requests through e-mail that I share a little bit more about the "Toile A Good Night" quilt that I showed on a post a few days ago.
The pattern was designed by Dana Brooks of Lazy Daisy Cottage. The original size was a throw (42X50). I made mine larger. I will share with you the fabric requirements for the original. If you want to enlarge, you can do your own math.

There are only 2 relatively easy blocks to make for this quilt. One is a 9-patch, using 5 pinwheels and 4 toile blocks. The adjoining blocks are a simple 9 1/2 inch piece of Toile.
The original quilt had 3 rows across and 4 rows down.
Fabric Requirements: 1 1/2 yds Toile, 1 yd dark fabric, 1/3 yd light fabric.
I made mine with 6 rows across and 7 rows down. * Make sure to allow for extra yardage.

To make the pinwheels, cut 2 3/8th inch squares of both the light and dark fabric. Cut in half diagonally. Piece together to make a 2 1/2 inch half square triangles. Place 4 of these together to make the pinwheel block. The joining toile pieces are cut 4 1/2 inches square. The final block should measure 12 1/2 inches unfinished, or 12 inch finished.

Cut the connecting Toile pieces 12 1/2 inches.

The pattern said the first dark stop border is 2 1/2 inches. The outside border is 5 inches wide.
*Again, I changed mine to other widths. My outside border is 3 inches.

I hope this helps. If you have any more questions, please feel free to e-mail me.


Sherri said...

Dana at the Lazy Daisy has some great designs! I've made her Halloween quilt and have another project of hers on my "To Do" list! The toile quilt is beautiful!

Nanette Merrill said...

It is beautiful, I love toile. What a cute name for a Christmas Quilt.

Browndirtcottage said...

This is lovely...i love toile too....thanks for sharing the design!

Live Well With Judi said...

I'm glad you found the instructions. Mine is covering the entry way bench with Christmas star pillows and Santa needlepoint pillows on the back of the bench. It's so cute. Merry Christmas