# SUGAR RUSH

## Candy colours make this sweet quilty treat by Laura Pritchard a must-make.

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NOTES

Seam allowances are a ¼in, unless otherwise noted. RST = right sides together. WOF = width of fabric. Read through all steps before cutting or sewing.

FABRICS USED

A selection of Freespirit Modern Solids all available from The Cotton Patch www.cottonpatch.co.uk

CUTTING OUT

Refer to the cutting plans for the most efficient use of fabric. When cutting 3in triangles, cut as for a 3in square and then subcut in half on the diagonal.

1 From Fabric A cut:

One (1) 6½in square. Two (2) 6½in x 4½in. Two (2) 6½in x 2in. One (1) 8½in x 2in. Three (3) 10in x 2in. Nine (9) 2½in squares. Five (5) 4¼in squares. One (1) 3in triangle.

2 From Fabric B cut:

One (1) 6½in square. Two (2) 6½in x 4½in. Two (2) 6½in x 2in. One (1) 8½in x 2in. Three (3) 10in x 2in. Nine (9) 2½in squares. Five (5) 4¼in squares. Three (3) 3in triangles.

3 From Fabric C cut:

Four (4) 6½in squares. Two (2) 6½in x 4½in. Two (2) 6½in x 2in. Four (4) 8½in x 2in. Six (6) 10in x 2in. Eighteen (18) 2½in squares. Eleven (11) 4¼in squares.

4 From Fabric D cut:

Four (4) 6½in squares. One (1) 6½in x 4½in. One (1) 6½in x 2in. Four (4) 8½in x 2in. Five (5) 10in x 2in. Fifteen (15) 2½in squares. Eight (8) 4¼in squares. Four (4) 3in triangles.

5 From Fabric E cut:

Four (4) 6½in squares. One (1) 6½in x 4½in. One (1) 6½in x 2in. Four (4) 8½in x 2in. Five (5) 10in x 2in. Fifteen (15) 2½in squares. Nine (9) 4¼in squares.

6 From Fabric F cut:

Three (3) 6½in squares.

Two (2) 6½in x 4½in. Two (2) 6½in x 2in. Three (3) 8½in x 2in. Five (5) 10in x 2in. Fifteen (15) 2½in squares. Nine (9) 4¼in squares.

7 From Fabric G cut:

One (1) 6½in square. Two (2) 6½in x 4½in. Two (2) 6½in x 2in. One (1) 8½in x 2in. Three (3) 10in x 2in. Nine (9) 2½in squares. Five (5) 4¼in squares. Two (2) 3in triangles. Six (6) 2½in x WOF strips, for binding.

BLOCK A 8 Make HST units for your ‘A’ blocks. Match 4¼in squares in the following colour combinations:

One (1) each of A/D, A/E, A/F, B/D, B/E, C/G, D/E, D/F and E/G. Two (2) D/G. Three (3) C/E. Four (4) C/F.

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Align each pair RST, and sew a ¼in seam around all four sides. Cut across both diagonals to make four HSTs. Press and trim each unit to 2½in square (Fig 1). You should have seventy-two (72) HSTs.

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To assemble each ‘A’ block you will need one 6½in square, three 2½in squares, one 8½in x 2in strip and one 10in x 2in strip, all in the same colour. You will also need four HSTs with one half in the same colour.

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Position your 2½in squares and HSTs around two edges of your 6½in square. The HSTs should all be the same way round.

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Sew together three 2½in squares in a row and press seams open. Sew to one side of the 6½in square and press (Fig 2).

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Sew together the remaining four 2½in squares in a row and press. Sew to the next side of the 6½in square to create a right-angle. Press.

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Sew the 8½in x 2in strip to the first edge, press, and then the 10in x 2in strip to the second edge. Press.

Repeat to make a total of eighteen (18) finished ‘A’ blocks (Fig 3).

BLOCK B

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Align each pair RST and sew a ¼in seam around only three edges. Cut across both diagonals, to make three HSTs and two loose triangles (Fig 4). Keep these loose triangles to use in the next step. Trim the HSTs to 2½in square.

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Sew the remaining triangles and 3in triangles together along the diagonals, press open and trim to 2½in square. Make three (3) squares of each colour combination: A/G, B/D, B/F and C/D. With the HSTs from the previous step, you should now have a total of thirty-six (36) HSTs.

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To make your ‘B’ blocks you will need one 6½in x 4½ square, three 2½in squares, one 6½in x 2in strip and one 10in x 2in strip, all in the same colour. You will also need three HSTs with one half in the same colour.

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The ‘B’ block is made in the same way as the ‘A’ block, but with two 2½in squares sewn together in a row and attached to the short side of the 6½in x 4½in rectangle, followed by four 2½in squares attached to the long side. Press. Attach the 6½ x 2in strip to the short side, press, and finally the 10in x 2in strip to the long side. Make twelve (12) ‘B’ blocks (Fig 5).

ASSEMBLING AND FINISHING

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Lay out your blocks, in alternating columns of ‘A’ blocks and ‘B’ blocks. Play with their rotation until your layout is pleasing to the eye. Sew together in six rows of five, pressing seams as you go. Then sew together your six rows to finish your quilt top.

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Layer your backing fabric, batting and quilt top and baste using your preferred method. Quilt as desired. The sample shown was quilted with wavy lines space 1in–2in apart.

Trim away any excess batting and binding ready for binding.

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Prepare the binding by sewing your strips together along the short ends, then fold in half WST lengthways.

Use to bind your quilt, taking care to mitre the corners.

Mix and match dark and light shades for impact