THINK PINK

Nail the trend for all things om­bre with a tone-on-tone mini quilt

Love Patchwork & Quilting - - PROJECTS - By Lou orth

Rel­ish all the shades of pink with Lou Orth’s om­bre-in­spired mini quilt

NOTES

■ Seam al­lowances are ¼in, un­less oth­er­wise noted.

■ RST = right sides to­gether.

■ WOF = width of fab­ric.

■ HST = Half-square Tri­an­gle.

■ Press all fab­rics well be­fore cut­ting.

■ Fab­ric sup­plied by EQS (eq­suk.com).

FAB­RICS USED

Fab­rics are all from the Cot­ton Cou­ture Solids col­lec­tion by Michael Miller in the fol­low­ing colours:

■ Fab­ric A – Rasp­berry.

■ Fab­ric B – Berry.

■ Fab­ric C – Princess.

■ Fab­ric D – Peony.

■ Fab­ric E – Blos­som.

■ Fab­ric F – Pink.

■ Fab­ric G – Rose.

■ Back­ing and bind­ing – Love.

CUT­TING OUT

1

From Fab­ric A cut two (2) 3½in squares and two (2) 4in squares.

2

From Fab­ric B cut three (3) 3½in squares and four (4) 4in squares.

3

From Fab­ric C cut two (2) 3½in squares and five (5) 4in squares.

4

From Fab­ric D cut six (6) 4in squares.

5

From Fab­ric E cut two (2) 3½in squares and five (5) 4in squares.

6

From Fab­ric F cut two (2) 3½in squares and four (4) 4in squares.

7

From Fab­ric G cut three (3) 3½in squares and two (2) 4in squares. 8

From the back­ing and bind­ing fab­ric cut one (1) 25in x 22in rec­tan­gle for back­ing and three (3) 2¼in x WOF strips for bind­ing.

MAK­ING THE HST UNITS

9

Pair one Fab­ric A and Fab­ric B 4in square, RST. Draw a di­ag­o­nal line on the re­verse of one square (Fig A).

10

Sew ¼in ei­ther side of the drawn line (Fig B). Trim along the drawn line (Fig C). Press each unit open to make two HST units. Trim each unit to 3½in square.

11

Re­peat steps 9–10 to make the fol­low­ing:

■ Four (4) Fab­ric A/B HST units.

■ Two (2) Fab­ric B/C HST units.

■ Two (2) Fab­ric B/D HST units.

THIS MINI WOULD LOOK SU­PER COOL IN TONING BLUES… WHAT’S YOUR COLOUR CRUSH?

■ Six (6) Fab­ric C/D HST units.

■ Two (2) Fab­ric C/E HST units.

■ Four (4) Fab­ric D/E HST units.

■ Three (3) Fab­ric E/F HST units.

■ Four (4) Fab­ric F/G HST units.

AS­SEM­BLING THE QUILT TOP

12

Ar­range the re­main­ing squares with the HSTs as shown (Fig 1).

13

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

QUILT­ING AND FIN­ISH­ING

14

Press your back­ing fab­ric 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. Spray baste the lay­ers to­gether, or use your pre­ferred method. 15

Quilt as de­sired. Lou quilted sim­ple ver­ti­cal lines. Trim off the ex­cess bat­ting and back­ing fab­ric and square up the quilt.

16

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.

17

Sew the bind­ing to the front of the quilt, fold­ing a mitre at each cor­ner, then fold it over to the back of the quilt and hand stitch in place to fin­ish.

The sim­ple ver­ti­cal line quilt­ing adds to the graphic ap­peal

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