WARM UP WITH WIN­TER PAS­TELS

Sew fast, fun bunting blocks!

Love Patchwork & Quilting - - Front Page - Karen Lewis’s

TO GET THE SCRAPPY LOOK, USE UP LOTS OF DIF­FER­ENT PRINTS FROM YOUR STASH. MAKE SURE EACH ROUND OF STRIPS HAS PLENTY OF CON­TRAST.

NOTES

Seam al­lowances are ¼in un­less oth­er­wise noted. Press all fab­rics well be­fore cut­ting. WOF = width of fab­ric. Press seams open un­less oth­er­wise in­structed.

FAB­RICS USED

Cot­ton+Steel, Blue­berry Park by Karen Lewis Tex­tiles, and screen-printed Kona by Karen, sup­plied by Plush Ad­dict.

CUT­TING OUT

1

From each of the six­teen print fab­rics, cut four (4) 2in x WOF strips.

2

Cut the back­ground fab­ric into fifty-four (54) 3in x WOF strips.

3

Cut seven (7) 2½in x WOF strips from your bind­ing fab­ric.

MAK­ING THE BLOCKS

4

Start­ing with a 9in square, add three rounds of match­ing 2in strips around the cen­tre square. To add a round, sew a strip, trim and press. Turn the block 90 de­grees and re­peat un­til all four sides are sewn (Fig 1). Make twelve (12) of th­ese units.

5

Press the twelve (12) units and then cut each one into quar­ters. Don’t worry about mak­ing them ex­act be­cause this is a wonky de­sign so there’s no need to be pre­cise. You will have forty-eight (48) units.

6

Us­ing the back­ground fab­ric, add a strip around each of the units. Press each one.

7

Turn each unit on a slight slant and trim to 10½in square (Fig 2).

AS­SEM­BLING THE QUILT

8

Piece to­gether each set of four (4) match­ing units. You should now have twelve (12) blocks.

9

Lay out th­ese twelve (12) blocks in four rows of three, mov­ing them around un­til you are happy with the lay­out.

10

Sew to­gether each row and press the seams open. Sew the rows to­gether and again press the seams when you are done.

QUILT­ING AND FIN­ISH­ING

11

Make a quilt sand­wich by plac­ing the back­ing fab­ric right side down, then the bat­ting and then the quilt top right side up. Smooth the lay­ers and then pin or spray baste them to­gether. Quilt as de­sired. The quilt shown was quilted with a wide wonky cross-hatch pat­tern.

12

Trim off the ex­cess bat­ting and back­ing fab­ric and square up the quilt, ready for bind­ing. Join the bind­ing strips to­gether into one long length and use this as a dou­ble-fold bind­ing for your quilt.

Not colour con­fi­dent? Use a sin­gle col­lec­tion.

Each round is mad

e up of match­ing

strips

Navy adds con­trast to this pas­tel pal­ette.

Trim t h e blocks o ff cen­tre to achieve the

wonky look

Pull out a sin­gle shade with the bind­ing fab­ric.

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