I am so excited to be showing off my RBD Block Challenge Quilt Finish finally! This was such a fun sew along and I had a blast putting my quilt together and adding a colorful pieced border.
The Riley Blake Designs block challenge kicked off in January, and each week a new block was released, all designed by different RBD designers. At the end of the challenge, Riley Blake released a layout that I fell in love with. I decided to finish mine with the RBD layout but with an extra border!
I sewed up the quilt and blocks with my Dainty Daisy Basic from Riley Blake, and I used my Sweet Spools print from Hush Hush 2 for the background. I wanted a little more color in the border, so I added pieced half-square triangles with the Navy border, and I love how it turned out so much!
I backed the quilt with one of my Sweet Acres wide-back fabrics, and I love how the florals and little barns look on the back of the quilt; they match the Dainty Daisy colors I used great.
RBD Block Challenge Quilt Finish
- Background fabric – 1/2 yard
- Navy fabric for outer border – 1 yard
- 20 assorted pieces of bright colors or prints to match your blocks, each 5″ x 5″.
- Follow the instructions for the RBD Block Challenge Layout. Quilt should measure 50 1/2″ x 60 1/2″.
- From background fabric, cut six strips 2 1/2″ x WOF. Sew together strips end to end. Cut two strips 2 1/2″ x 60 1/2″ and sew one on the left and right sides of the quilt. Cut two strips 2 1/2″ x 54 1/2″ and sew these to the top and bottom sides of the quilt top. Quilt top with background fabric border should measure 54 1/2″ x 64 1/2″.
- To make the pieced sections of the outer border, cut from navy fabric 20 squares 5″ x 5″. Pair each of the navy squares with a bright color/print square and make two half-square triangles from each set. Trim each half-square triangle to 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″.
- Sew together 8 strips of five half-square triangles each, with the triangles pointing in the directions shown on the image above. Set of five half square triangles should measure 4 1/2″ x 20 1/2″.
- From navy fabric, cut two strips 4 1/2″ x 24 1/2″. Sew a half square triangle strip on the left and right sides of the short end of a 4 1/2″ x 24 1/2″ strip, making sure the half square triangles are aligned as shown. Make two. Sew each of the strips on the left and right sides of the quilt.
- From remaining navy fabric, cut 4 pieces 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ and two strips 4 1/2″ x 14 1/2″. Assemble the top row by sewing one 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ navy piece, one half-square triangle strip, a 4 1/2″ x 14 1/2″ pieces, one half-square triangle strip, and a 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ navy piece, in that order. Note the direction of the half square triangles. Make two, the bottom strip will be flipped horizontally. Sew the pieced borders to the top and bottom of the quilt.
- Quilt and bind as desired.
I am so excited about how it turned out! I quilted it on my Baby Lock Regalia with a pantograph called Behold. It has a sweet art deco pattern and I loooove how it turned out!
I can’t wait to hear what you think of my RBD Block Challenge Quilt Finish!