SUNBEAM

Set shades of peach against soft neu­trals for a daz­zling day­break mini quilt de­sign

Love Patchwork & Quilting - - CONTENTS - By Col­lette Howie

Col­lette Howie shows you how to set shades of peach against soft neu­tral to make a daz­zling day­break mini quilt us­ing Foun­da­tion Pa­per Piec­ing

WHY NOT WHIP UP A FEW EX­TRA BLOCKS AND COM­BINE THEM INTO A MATCH­ING CUSH­ION?

NOTES

■ Seam al­lowances are ¼in, un­less other­wise noted.

■ Shorten your stitch length to

1.5 for Foun­da­tion Pa­per Piec­ing.

■ FPP = Foun­da­tion Pa­per Piec­ing.

■ WOF = width of fab­ric.

■ Tem­plates in­clude seam al­lowance around the outer edges only. For tem­plates, see p83.

FAB­RICS USED

Solid fab­rics are Peach and Mango from the Es­sex Linen col­lec­tion and Flax from the Yarn Dyed Es­sex Linen col­lec­tion, both by Robert Kauf­man.

CUT­TING OUT

1

From the peach fab­ric cut:

■ Eight (8) 4¼in x 7in rec­tan­gles for Sec­tion 2.

■ Eight (8) 2in x 4in rec­tan­gles for Sec­tion 4.

■ Two (2) 2½in x WOF strips for bind­ing.

2

From the mango fab­ric cut eight (8)

2½in x 4½in rec­tan­gles for Sec­tion 5.

3

From the neu­tral fab­ric cut eight (8)

3¼in x 5in rec­tan­gles for Sec­tion 1 and eight (8) 4½in x 6in rec­tan­gles for Sec­tion 3.

PIEC­ING THE BLOCKS

4

Take one FPP Tem­plate A and one Sec­tion 1 fab­ric piece. Place the fab­ric right side up on the un­printed side of the tem­plate against Sec­tion 1A. En­sure that the fab­ric cov­ers the whole sec­tion, plus at least ¼in all round. Pin in place, mak­ing sure not to pin along the seam line be­tween Sections 1A and 2A.

5

Take a Sec­tion 2 fab­ric piece and place it right side own on top of the Sec­tion 1 fab­ric piece, match­ing up the raw edges on the side where Sections 1A and 2A will be joined and mak­ing sure that when folded back along the seam line, Sec­tion 2A will be cov­ered by the fab­ric plus at least ¼in all round. Pin in place.

6

Turn the tem­plate over to the printed side and stitch along the marked line be­tween Sections 1A and 2A, back­stitch­ing at the be­gin­ning and end of the seam. Fold the tem­plate away from the seam and trim to ¼in. Fold the tem­plate back, turn the work to the fab­ric side, flip Sec­tion 2A open and then press.

7

Re­peat steps 4–6 to piece FPP Sections

1A–5A on the tem­plate in nu­mer­i­cal

or­der to com­plete one Block A. Re­peat to piece a to­tal of four of Block A. Trim each block on along the dot­ted seam al­lowance line on the tem­plate.

8

Re­peat steps 4–7 with FPP Tem­plate B to piece a to­tal of four of Block B.

AS­SEM­BLING THE QUILT TOP

9

Take the A and B blocks and ar­range them as shown (Lay­out di­a­gram).

10

Join the A and B blocks into col­umns, then join the pairs to com­plete the quilt top, tak­ing care to match points as you sew the blocks to­gether. Re­move the tem­plates.

QUILTING AND FIN­ISH­ING

11

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.

12

Quilt as de­sired. Col­lette used neu­tral thread to quilt straight lines that echo the sun­burst de­sign.

13

Trim off the ex­cess bat­ting and back­ing fab­ric and square up the quilt. 14

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, wrong sides to­gether, and press.

15

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

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

Ac­cen­tu­ate the de­sign with your quilting

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