A couple months back a friend showed me a quilt block she learned, the 10-minute quilt block. Although I enjoy quilting I don't quilt too often, so I had never heard of this particular technique. It was quite interesting, and far easier than it appears.
I decided to use this new block to make a quilt for a friend that is pregnant with her first boy. I have a large stash of quilting fabrics and was happy to use them up for a good cause. I decided to arrange the blocks into a pinwheel and use yellow, green, brown, and dark blue.
I did a lot of math to figure out how big to make each block to make a baby sized quilt. It wasn't until I had sewn all the blocks and laid out the quilt top that I realized I had made a huge error in my math and the quilt was actually massive!!! Instead of a baby quilt, it was now going to be a family cuddle quilt. Oh well, time to go out and buy bigger batting. The quilt ended up being 57" x 76".
The binding was another source of difficulty for me. Luckily I happened to see a tip on the Craftsy blog to use Elmer's school glue on the back half of the binding instead of pins or clips, and it worked wonderfully.
Below is a video demonstrating the 10-minute quilt blocks. I learned another new one last week that looks strikingly similar to a cathedral window, so I might have another quilt in my future!