Missoni Inspired Quilt Tutorial

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This quilt was inspired by the zigzag based knitwear motifs of the Italian fashion house Missoni.

The final quilt size in this tutorial will be for a small baby quilt but, can easily be altered to make a quilt of any size.

Finished quilt size:  40” x 42”

Fabric Requirements:

White Fabric
4 – 10.5” x 10.5”
8 – 1” x  14”
4 – 1.5” x 15”

Gray Fabric
4 – 10.5” x 13.5”
4 – 4” x 18”
8 – 1” x  14”
4 – 1.5” x 15”

4 Each of Four Different Fabrics – 1” x 14”

4 Each of Six Different Fabrics– 1.5” x 15”

Stack the 4 – 10.5” x 10.5” white squares alternating right sides up and down.Using your rotary cutter and ruler cut a 30 degree angle from the bottom left corner of the stack. There should be a 30 degree mark on your ruler or your rotary mat to make this easy.
  • Stack the 4 – 10.5” x 13.5” gray squares alternating right side up and down.
  • Using your rotary cutter and ruler cut a 60 degree angle from the top right corner of the stack. Once again there should be a 60 degree mark on your ruler or your rotary mat to make this easy.
  • Lay out the remaining strips in your preferred order top to bottom for easy piecing. This picture only shows the color strips but, lay them all out.
You will sew one column at a time. Remove the top piece of white fabric from step one and place right side up. Start by centering the strip right sides together and sew together. Press the seam open and then trim to the 10.5” width.
  • Repeat with remaining strips until you have a completed column.
  • Sew the top piece of gray fabric from step 4 to the bottom of the column by placing right sides together along the angled cut and sew.
  • Repeat steps 5 through 8 to create remaining three columns
  • Lay columns out to create the zig zag design as seen on the final quilt. Sew the columns together matching the seams. Press seams open.

Your quilt top is complete! Baste and quilt as desired.