BIG FREEZE

Get your fussy-cut on with Ni­cole Calver’s lat­est pair of de­signs – one su­per-size block and a match­ing mini quilt.

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THIS MINI IS PER­FECT FOR SHOW­ING OFF YOUR FAVOURITE PRINT. FUSSY CUT­TING THE CEN­TRE SQUARE GIVES THIS SU­PER-STYLISH QUILT AN EYE-CATCH­ING FO­CAL POINT.

NOTES

Seam al­lowances are ¼in, un­less oth­er­wise noted. Press seams open, un­less oth­er­wise in­structed. RST = right sides to­gether. HST = half-square tri­an­gle. WOF = width of fab­ric. Wash and press all fab­rics well be­fore cut­ting.

FAB­RICS USED

The an­i­mal print is Menagerie in Onyx, In­dian Sum­mer by Sarah Wat­son for Art Gallery Fab­rics.

CUT­TING OUT

1

From Fab­ric A (an­i­mal print) fussy cut one (1) 8½in square.

2

From Fab­ric C (B&W sketch print) cut five (5) 7in squares.

3

From Fab­ric B (teal) cut two (2) 8½in x 2½in rect­an­gles and two (2) 12½in x 2½in.

4

From back­ground fab­ric cut five (5) 7in squares and two (2) 6½in squares.

5

From bind­ing fab­ric cut three (3) 2¼in by WOF strips.

CEN­TRE BLOCK

6

Sew the two 2½in x 8½in rect­an­gles of Fab­ric B to the top and bot­tom of the square of Fab­ric A and press (Fig a).

7

Sew the two 2½in x 12½in rect­an­gles of Fab­ric B to the sides and press (Fig b).

HSTS

8

Pair all 7in squares of Fab­ric C RST with the 7in squares of back­ground fab­ric. Draw a di­ag­o­nal line in pen­cil on each pair from cor­ner to cor­ner. Sew ¼in away on both sides of the drawn line. Cut along the line (Fig c).

9

Press open and trim each HST to 6½in square (Fig d). You should have ten (10) HSTs in to­tal.

10

Pair two HSTs to­gether and sew as shown (Fig e). Make two pairs.

11

Sew two rows of three HSTs and one 6½in square of back­ground fab­ric (Fig f). Make sure the square of back­ground fab­ric is sewn to the Fab­ric C edge of the HST.

AS­SEM­BLING THE QUILT

12

Take one pair of HSTs and sew to the side of the cen­tre block (Fig g). Re­peat on the other side, the other way up, as shown in the main im­age.

13

Sew the two rows of HSTs and back­ground square to the top and bot­tom of the cen­tre block, as shown. Pay care­ful at­ten­tion so the back­ground fab­ric is on the outer edge of the block all the way around.

14

Baste and quilt as de­sired, then at­tach your pre­ferred method of hang­ing de­vice (we used folded cor­ners for the pole ends to slide into). Sew bind­ing strips end to end to form one length and use to fin­ish.

Take a favourite de­sign and frame it with this stylishly sim­ple block de­sign.

Wi(D)i*% Mi+I,

Stylish sketched de­signs work

in har­mony.

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Find fab­ric scraps that co­or­di­nate for your own mini quilt.

Quilt lines away from a cen­tral point.

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