An Updated Quilt Layout

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I’ve had lots of requests recently to use the layout design I originally made for my #DYOSampler Quilt, which became the base for my Communique Quilt.  So, I took a little time and made a nice clean (digital) version of the layout for you all.

 

I think this version will be much more useful to you with easier to read block sizes, including sizes for the 2″ strip pieces. 

Blocks

In an attempt to make your life a little easier, I've totaled up the number of blocks you will need in each size.  I've also included some recommendations for types of blocks to use.  Feel free to use those recommendations… or not.  Let your imagination run wild!

Block Size
Number of Blocks
Recommended Block Type
2"
25
Solid
This block is so small that I don't recommend piecing it … unless of course, you're a masochist.
4"
35
Solid or Simple Piecing
This block is still pretty small, so I would stick with a solid block or something simple like a Half-Square Triangle or Pinwheel
6"
20
Simple or Moderate Piecing
This block size lends itself to simple piecing like Half-Square Triangles and Pinwheels, along with moderately more complicated or "busy" blocks like the Log Cabin or Friendship Stars.
8"
11
Moderate to Complicated Piecing
Blocks this size should either have interesting piecing or a fabric pattern that lends itself to the larger size, such as a larger fussy-cut print.
10"
4
Moderate to Complicated Piecing
Blocks this size should either have interesting piecing or a fabric pattern that lends itself to the larger size, such as a larger fussy-cut print.
12"
4
Moderate to Complicated Piecing
Blocks this size should either have interesting piecing or a fabric pattern that lends itself to the larger size, such as a larger fussy-cut print.
16"
2
Panel or Complicated to Intricate Piecing
This is a great area to showcase your favorite panel fabric, as I did in my original quilt, or to show off your favorite quilt block.  Because the block is larger, it will make it easier to piece more intricately designed blocks. Larger Pieces are always easier to work with.

Strips

This is a great place to use up leftover strips from a jellyroll, but these pieces can easily be cut from yardage as well.

Block Size
Number of Blocks
2×10"
8
2×12"
2
2×14"
2
2×16"
5
2×18"
1

Get Your Copy

Click the link below to download a printable PDF of the pattern.

Download the PDF.

Your Projects

As you may know, I used this design as the center section of a king-size bed quilt.

I'd love to see your finished project! Share a link in the comments, or use the hashtag #CommuniqueQuilt on Instagram. I'm hoping to make one in this size soon, so look for it here, or on your favorite social network.

25 thoughts on “An Updated Quilt Layout”

  1. Hi Andrea,
    I would like permission to use your layout to make a quilt with your layout. I will be using vintage
    linens.

    Thank You

  2. I’m trying to download the PDF link and can only download the layout. It isn’t including the detail on ideas on what fabrics to use based on the size of the block or piece. I’ve tried to highlight the infor in order to print but it isn’t allowing this either. Is it possible to include this info with the layout for printing and downloading as a PDF? Thank you!

  3. what a great combination of squares and rectangles! Thank you for your creation. I plan to use up alot of scraps to make it.

  4. Hi Andrea,
    Love your quilt design! May I use this for a Quilt of Valor, but add a couple of borders in order to meet the ‘best size’ requirement for a QOV? (Best size is 60″ x 80″ which is what I usually aim for.)
    Thanks for your consideration!

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