Prairie Meadow Quilt

Scraps, scraps and more scraps. I saw the pattern for this Prairie Meadow quilt in the Winter 2013 Primitive Quilt magazine and thought it would make a pretty wall hanging.

Cover of Primitive Quilts Winter 2013

Directions in magazine for Prairie Meadow Quilt

Photo of quilt in magazine

I had a shoebox of 2.5″ squares left over from some previous project and thought this would make a simple and easy project to use them up.

2.5" squares

You will quickly notice that the directions were used as a guide, but my pieces were different sizes based on what I had available in May 2021 when I pieced this quilt.

Pieces of the Prairie Meadow Quilt:

I used 2.5″ scrap blocks, and 5″ interior and outside borders from a medium green print I had on hand.

Border fabric

The strips of 2.5″ blocks are 4 blocks wide by 16 blocks long.

1 section of squares that is 4 wide x 16 long.

I sewed the blocks together in sets of two that I then joined into rows of 4. The piecing was easy, and I could work on it even if I only had 5 or 10 mins to sew.

Rows of 4 blocks for the Prairie Meadow Quilt

The machine quilting was done in Nov. 2022 by RLM in a stipple design with rare stars in it.

I just finished the binding and counted cross stitch tag.

The backing is one of those “looks like a quilt” fabrics that I had on hand. Remember I am trying to use the scraps and stash I have on hand.

Backing and view of machine quilting

Finished size is: 48″ x 46″.

Here is another idea for 2.5″ blocks.

My thoughts:

Most quilt patterns can be resized smaller or bigger to fit the needs of the quilter. I know quilters who use geometry or algebra to resize quilt patterns. That is no skill I have – plain old basic math works just fine.

Have fun making quilts. Enjoy the process and make each quilt your own!

Happy quilting.

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