If you've been a long-time reader of mine, you may recognize this design! It originated as a scrappy quilt for my little boy (and I sliced a bit of my fingertip off during construction)!
I wanted to share instructions here on how to use yardage for the solid pieces rather than the charms packs in case you want to use a color not available in precuts.
If you wish to use yardage for your "solid" rather than 2 charm packs, you will need 1 1/2 yards of fabric. You could certainly use a subtle print too!
The quilt needs a total of 45 4 1/2" background squares and 36 additional 5" squares that will be pieced with the prints.
To cut these out of the 1 1/2" yards of fabric, cut as follows:
- 5 strips, selvage-to-selvage, 4 1/2" wide
- Cut strips into 4 1/2" squares (9 squares per strip)
- 4 strips, selvage-to-selvage, 5" wide
- Cut strips into 5" squares (8 squares per strip, you'll have a few leftover)
Lovely Melanie of Above All Fabric has created kits with a few different fabric options for Windy Days! I didn't have enough fabric left over to add a border to my quilt, but I do love how it looked when I set the fabric out! So, the quilt kit includes fabric to add a border for your quilt!
Here are the other options in addition to Just Wing It (so far): Hullabaloo and Happier!
I sure hope you enjoy this pattern as much as I do! :)