YOU WILL NEED
■ Fabric A (white): 4¼yds
■ Fabric B (blue): 2¾yds
■ Fabric C (light pink): ½yd
■ Fabric D (medium pink): ¾yd
■ Fabric E (dark pink): ¾yd
■ Backing fabric: 5¼yds
■ Batting: 88in x 100in
■ Binding fabric: ¾yd
FINISHED SIZE ■ 78in x 90in
■ Seam allowances are ¼in, unless otherwise noted.
■ Press seams open, unless otherwise instructed.
■ HST = Half-square Triangle.
■ RST = right sides together.
■ WOF = width of fabric.
■ WST = wrong sides together.
■ Fabric supplied by Robert Kaufman (robertkaufman.com)
Solid fabrics are from the Kona Cotton Solids collection by Robert Kaufman in the following colours:
■ Fabric A – Snow.
■ Fabric B – Regatta.
■ Fabric C – Pink.
■ Fabric D – Bubble Gum.
■ Fabric E – Gumdrop.
Backing fabric is Grey from the Fractals Wide collection by Angela Walters for Robert Kaufman.
MAKING THE HSTS
Pair a Fabric A 8in square and Fabric B 8in square, RST. Draw two diagonal lines from corner to corner, making an X on the back of one side of each pair. Sew a quarter inch on either side of both lines.
Cut through the centre of the square horizontally and vertically. Then cut on the drawn lines to make eight Fabric A/B HSTs (Fig 1). Press each HST and trim them to measure 3 in square.
Repeat steps 7–8 to make a total of the following:
■ Three hundred and eighty-four (384) Fabric A/B HSTs.
■ Seventy-two (72) Fabric A/C HSTs.
■ Thirty-two (32) Fabric B/E HSTs.
PIECING BLOCK A
Arrange HSTs and 3 in squares as shown (Fig 2), in four rows of four squares. Sew into rows and then sew rows together to complete each Block A. Repeat to make a total of twenty (20) of Block A.
PIECING BLOCK B
Arrange HSTs and 3 in squares as shown (Fig 3), in four rows of four squares. Sew into rows and then sew rows together to complete each Block B. Repeat to make a total of sixteen of Block B.
PIECING THE BORDERS
Sew the Fabric A 3 in x WOF strips in pairs along the short edge to create six border strips. Press seams open, then trim two borders to 3 in x 72 in and four borders to 3 in x 78 in.
Arrange twenty-six Fabric A/B HSTs as shown (Fig 4). Sew together and press. Repeat to make a second identical border.
Sew a 3 in x 78 in Fabric A strip to the top and bottom of each pieced border from step 13.
ASSEMBLING THE QUILT TOP
Arrange all blocks as shown (Layout diagram). The centre of the quilt consists of sixteen of Block B with the twenty of Block A around the outside. Sew blocks into rows, press. Sew rows together, press.
Sew a 3 in x 72 in Fabric A strip to each side of the quilt top. Sew the pieced borders to the top and bottom of the quilt top to complete.
QUILTING AND FINISHING
Cut the backing fabric in half across the width. Remove the selvedges and re-join the pieces with a in 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.
Quilt as desired. Jess long-arm quilted this sample using straight lines and feathers. 20
Trim off the excess batting and backing fabric and 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, then fold it over to the back of the quilt and hand stitch in place using a ladder or whip stitch to finish.
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