1 From Fabric E cut two (2) 1½in x WOF strips.
2 From Fabric M cut four (4) 1½in x WOF strips.
3 From each of Fabrics B,E, I, O, P and Q cut two (2) 2½in x WOF strips.
4 From each of Fabrics C, F and K cut two (2) 4½in x WOF strips.
5 From each of Fabrics A,B, D, E, G, H, J, L and N cut three (3) 3½in x WOF strips.
6 From Fabric T cut nine (9) 3½in x WOF strips.
From each of Fabric R and Fabric S cut thirteen (13) 4½in x WOF strips.
From Fabric G cut seven (7) 2½in x WOF strips for binding.
PIECING THE DIAGONAL ROWS
Sew together a Fabric D,G, J and T
3½in strip along their long edges, as shown (Fig 1). Press seams to one side. Repeat to make three of these strip sets.
Cut 8½in square units on the diagonal from the strip sets, making sure that the 4¼in line of your ruler runs along the central seam of each block. You should be able to cut three square units from each set, and you will need a total of eight square units (Fig 2).
Arrange the square units into a row, alternating the direction of the diagonal stripes as shown (Fig 3). Join the square units, pressing seams to one side.
Repeat steps 9–11 using Fabric N,A, L and T strips and Fabric E,H, B and T strips. Repeat to make eight of each block, as shown, and sew in rows (Fig 4).
PIECING THE TRIANGLE ROWS
Sew one Fabric S 4½in strip and one Fabric R 4½in strip together along the long edges. Press seams toward the darker fabric. Repeat with the remaining Fabric R and S strips.
Using the Triangle Template, cut twenty-seven (27) triangles from the Fabric R and S strips, making sure to align the base of the template with the bottom of the Fabric R strip each time (Fig 5).
Join nine of the triangles in a row, sewing along their diagonal edges (Fig 6). Square up the ends of the row, trimming ¼in outside the triangle points. The row should measure at least 64½in. Repeat to make a total of three triangle rows.
PIECING THE STRIPE ROWS
Sew the remaining strips together in matching pairs, along their short edges.
Take a Fabric O 2½in strip and sew it to the long edge of a Fabric C 4½in strip. Sew a Fabric M 1½in strip to the bottom of Fabric C. Sew a Fabric B 2½in strip to the bottom of Fabric M. Press seams in one direction (Fig 7). Trim to 64½in long.
Repeat step 17 to make the remaining stripe rows, using Fabrics P,F, E and I for one row and Fabrics Q,K, M and E for one row (Figs 8 and 9).
FINISHING THE QUILT
Arrange the rows, referring to the photo for placement. Sew the rows together along the long edges to complete the quilt top, taking care to centre the triangle rows, trimming the edges as necessary.
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.
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. 22
Quilt as desired. This quilt was quilted with an all-over free-motion swirl design using contrasting thread.
Trim off the excess batting and backing fabric and then square up the quilt.
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.
Sew the binding to the front of the quilt, folding a mitre at each corner.
Fold the binding over to the back of the quilt and hand stitch it in place to finish.