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‘Pink outside the box ‘Quilt - Abstract Jungle

Updated: Jun 22, 2022

Project by Michelle Roberts AKA Creative Blonde

Fabric: 'Abstract Jungle'

Grab yourself some of the stunning new monochrome collection.

Follow my tutorial to make a super cute 38” square lap quilt.


  • ¼ yard of Terrazzo black

  • ¼ yard of Droplets black

  • ¼ yard of Spots black

  • ¼ yard of Herringbone black

  • ¼ yard of Giraffe black

  • FQ Dash Geranium Pink

  • ½ yard solid grey

  • ¼ yard solid white

  • 40” square Vlieseline Soya Mix batting 278

  • Aurifil Thread grey

Haberdashery items:

  • Quilter’s ruler

  • Rotary cutter/scissors

  • Iron

  • Cutting mat

  • Basic sewing supplies

Lets get sewing…

Using ¼” seam allowance throughout


  • Nine 2 ½” squares from the pink

  • Seven 2 ½” squares from each of the Abstract collection plus 1 more (total 36)

  • Seventy-two 2 ½” x 1” strips from white

  • Thirty-six 3” x 1” strips from white

  • Thirty-six 2 ½” squares from grey

This quilt is made up of 9 blocks (each block containing 21 pieces), follow the instructions below to create your first block.

The following photo shows the block laid out in pieces.

Begin by joining the white 2 ½” strips to the grey squares, then add the 3” white strips

The centre panel can also be sewn together now.

Join the remaining left panel squares together and then complete the right panel.

Sew together to complete your first block, trim to measure 7 ½” square (make 9 in total).

Cut from grey:

  • Six 2 ½” x 7 ½”

  • Four 2 ½” x 26”

  • Two 2 ½” x 30”

Join the shortest grey strip to one side of six of the blocks, join these together as shown below to create 3 rows.

Add a 26” strip between each row, and finish with a 30” to each side.

Cut two 30” x 4 ½” strips and two 38” x 4 ½” strips – one from each of the collection.

Join the two shorter pieces either side of the top quilt, and sew the remaining two strips top and bottom to complete the top quilt.

Create the backing by using strips of the remaining Abstract collection.

Baste the top quilt to the Vlieseline soya mix 278 batting using the wonder pins.

Quilt using your preferred method, trim away excess batting.

Cut 1 ½”strips of grey for the binding, or buy pre-made bias binding.

Your lap quilt is finished!

To see more from Michelle follow her on Instagram @creativeblondegifts or Facebook @creativeblondegifts and don't forget to check out her website

Made by Michelle Roberts for The Craft Cotton Co 2022.

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