SUGAR RUSH

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

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We’ve teamed up with the UK’s lead­ing fab­ric store, The Cot­ton Patch, to bring you a kit to make this very pat­tern. Con­tain­ing all of the quilt-top solids and bind­ing fab­ric to make this quilt. All you need to do is add bat­ting and back­ing fab­ric! That’s for the fan­tas­tic price of £48.99 – and read­ers save £5 with dis­count code CC7125. Visit www.cot­ton­patch.co.uk or use the or­der form on page 19. It's as sim­ple as that, so what are you wait­ing for?

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

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