LOOK­ING UP

Com­bine mono­chrome prints with soft blues and a pink colour pop to stitch up su­per­size ar­rows us­ing Fly­ing Geese units

Love Patchwork & Quilting - - CONTENTS - By ni­cole calver

Com­bine mono­chrome prints with soft blues and a pink colour pop to stitch up Ni­cole Calver’s su­per­size ar­rows

NOTES

■ Seam al­lowances are ¼in, un­less oth­er­wise noted.

■ Press seams open, un­less oth­er­wise in­structed.

■ FG = Fly­ing Geese.

■ RST = right sides to­gether.

■ WOF = width of fab­ric.

■ WST = wrong sides to­gether.

■ Fab­ric and Sulky Threads pro­vided by Cot­ton+Steel (cot­to­nand­steelfab­rics.com)

FAB­RICS USED

Mono­chrome print fab­rics are from the Black & White col­lec­tion by Cot­ton+Steel.

CUT­TING OUT

1

From each of the black print fab­rics cut two (2) 8½in x WOF strips. Sub­cut each strip into two (2) 8½in squares and two (2) 6½in x 12½in rec­tan­gles. You will only need a to­tal of twenty-three of each, so will have one of each left over.

2

From each of four of the neu­tral print fab­rics cut:

■ Two (2) 6½in x WOF strips. Sub­cut each strip into three (3)

6½in x 12½in rec­tan­gles.

■ Two (2) 2½in x WOF strips. Sub­cut each strip into three (3)

2½in x 8½in rec­tan­gles.

3

From each of the re­main­ing four neu­tral print fab­rics cut:

■ Two (2) 27/ 8in x WOF strips. Sub­cut each strip into four­teen (14) 27/ 8in squares.

■ Two (2) 6½in x WOF strips. Sub­cut each strip into six (6) 6½in squares and one (1)

27/ 8in square.

4

From each of the blue print fab­rics, cut:

■ One (1) 6½in x WOF strip. Sub­cut each strip into six (6) 6½in square.

■ One (1) 2½in x WOF strip. Sub­cut each strip into three (3) 2½in x 12½in rec­tan­gles.

5

From three of the blue print fab­rics also cut one (1) 5¼in x WOF strip. Sub­cut each strip into eight (8) 5¼in squares.

6

From the pink print fab­ric cut:

■ One (1) 8½in square.

■ One (1) 6½in x 12½in rectangle.

■ Six (6) 5¼in squares.

7

From the bind­ing fab­ric, cut nine (9)

2½in strips.

MAK­ING THE SMALL FG UNITS

8

Take four of the 27/ 8in neu­tral print squares. On the wrong side of each square, mark a di­ag­o­nal line from cor­ner to cor­ner. 9

Take one 5¼in blue print square and, RST, place a neu­tral print square on two op­po­site cor­ners, with the marked lines run­ning from cor­ner to cor­ner of the blue print square. The neu­tral print squares will over­lap in the cen­tre (Fig A).

10

Sew ¼in ei­ther side of the marked lines, then cut the unit apart on the lines (Fig B). Press the two units open (Fig C).

11

RST, place a neu­tral print square on the re­main­ing blue print cor­ner of each of the units from step 10, with the marked line run­ning to­wards the cen­tre (Fig D).

12

Sew ¼in ei­ther side of the marked line, then cut the units apart on the line (Fig E). Press the two units open to com­plete four blue/neu­tral Small FG units (Fig F).

13

Re­peat steps 8–12 with the re­main­ing

5¼in blue print squares to make a to­tal of ninety-six (96) blue/neu­tral Small FG units.

14

Re­peat steps 8–12 with the 5¼in pink print squares to make a to­tal

THE AR­ROWS IN THIS QUILT ARE A GREAT WAY TO SHOW OFF PRINTS FROM YOUR FAVE COL­LEC­TION

GET CRE­ATIVE WITH YOUR BLOCK LAY­OUT TO GET A GOOD BAL­ANCE OF PRINTS ACROSS THE QUILT

of twenty-four (24) pink/neu­tral Small FG units.

MAK­ING THE LARGE FG UNITS

15

Take two of the 6½in neu­tral print squares. On the wrong side of each square, mark a di­ag­o­nal line from cor­ner to cor­ner.

16

Take one 6½in x 12½in black print rectangle. RST, place one 6½in neu­tral print square on one cor­ner of the rectangle, with the di­ag­o­nal line run­ning from the bot­tom cor­ner to the cen­tre of the top edge (Fig G).

17

Stitch on the marked line and then trim ¼in be­yond the stitched line (Fig H). Flip the cor­ner open and press the seam to­wards the neu­tral tri­an­gle (Fig I). Ni­cole stitched on ei­ther side of her line to make an ex­tra HST to use in an­other project.

18

Re­peat steps 16–17 with the other cor­ner of the black print rectangle to com­plete one black/neu­tral Large FG unit (Fig J).

19

Re­peat steps 15–18 to make a to­tal of twenty-three black/neu­tral Large FG units.

20

Re­peat steps 15–18 with the blue

6½in squares and the neu­tral print

6½in x 12½in rec­tan­gles to make a to­tal of twenty-four neu­tral/blue Large FG units.

21

Re­peat steps 15–18 with the neu­tral print 6½in squares and pink print

6½in x 12½in rectangle to make one pink/neu­tral Large FG unit.

PIEC­ING BLOCK A

22

Take one black/neu­tral Large FG unit and one neu­tral/blue Large FG unit. Join them as shown, with both units point­ing up, to make one black Block A (Fig K).

23

Re­peat step 22 to make a to­tal of twenty-three of black Block A. 24

Re­peat step 22 with one neu­tral/blue Large FG unit and one pink/neu­tral Large FG unit to make one pink Block A, with the pink unit at the bot­tom.

PIEC­ING BLOCK B

25 #

Take three blue/neu­tral Small FG units and one pink/neu­tral Small FG unit. Join them as shown, with all the units point­ing left (Fig L).

26

Take one black print 8½in square. Join it to the top of the pieced FG unit from step 25 (Fig M).

27

Take one blue Small FG unit and one

2½in x 8½in neu­tral print rectangle. Join the rectangle to the left-hand short edge of the FG unit (Fig N). Join this strip to the left-hand side of the pieced unit from step 26.

28

Take one 2½in x 12½in blue print rectangle. Sew it to the right-hand side of the unit from step 27 to com­plete one blue Block B (Fig O).

29

Re­peat steps 25–28 to make a to­tal of twenty-three of blue Block B.

30

Re­peat step 25–28 us­ing a pink

8½in square to com­plete one pink Block B.

AS­SEM­BLING THE QUILT TOP

31

Take the A and B blocks and ar­range them into eight rows of six blocks each, match­ing up the black prints and al­ter­nat­ing the blocks to cre­ate the ar­row ef­fect. Re­fer to the photo for fab­ric place­ment.

32

Join the blocks into rows, then join the rows to com­plete the quilt top.

QUILT­ING AND FIN­ISH­ING

33

Cut the back­ing fab­ric in half across the width. Re­move the selvedges and re-join the pieces with a ½in seam. Press the seam open.

34

Press the quilt top and back­ing well. Make a quilt sand­wich by plac­ing the back­ing fab­ric right side down, the bat­ting on top, then the quilt top cen­trally and right side up. Baste the lay­ers to­gether us­ing your pre­ferred method.

35

Quilt as de­sired. Ni­cole quilted straight di­ag­o­nal lines across the quilt. 36

Trim off the ex­cess bat­ting and back­ing fab­ric and square up the quilt.

37

Join the bind­ing strips to­gether end-to-end us­ing di­ag­o­nal seams. Press the seams open and trim away the dog ears, then fold in half length­wise, WST, and press.

38

Sew the bind­ing to the front of the quilt, fold­ing a mitre at each cor­ner.

39 "

Fold the bind­ing over to the back of the quilt and hand stitch it in place to fin­ish.

Add a bold colour pop print to one of your ar­row blocks

Mak­ing the Small FG units a b c d e f

Quilt­ing with pink thread adds to the colour pop ef­fect

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