MINI QUILT

Love Patchwork & Quilting - - HOLLY & IVY - ALYCE BLYTH blos­som­heartquilts.com @blos­som­heartquilts

YOU WILL NEED

■ Low vol­ume fab­ric: 5/8yd

■ Green fab­ric: ¼yd

■ Back­ing fab­ric: 1yd

■ Bind­ing fab­ric: ¼yd

■ Bat­ting: 28in square

FIN­ISHED SIZE ■ 24in square

NOTES

■ Seam al­lowances are ¼in un­less oth­er­wise noted.

■ Press seams open un­less oth­er­wise in­structed.

■ RST = right sides to­gether.

■ HST = Half-square Tri­an­gle.

CUT­TING OUT

1

From the green fab­ric cut six­teen (16)

4in squares.

2

From the low vol­ume fab­ric cut six­teen

(16) 4in squares and thirty-two (32)

3½in squares.

3

From the back­ing fab­ric cut one (1)

30in square and two (2) 6in squares.

4

From the bind­ing fab­ric, cut three (3)

2½in x WOF strips.

MAK­ING THE HSTS

5

On the wrong side of all 4in green squares, mark a di­ag­o­nal line from cor­ner to cor­ner.

6

Pair each green square RST with a 4in low vol­ume square. Stitch ¼in away from the line on each side – chain piece to make the process faster (Fig 1).

7

Cut along the marked line on each set of squares (see Fig 2). Flip open the HSTs and press the seams to­ward the print (Fig 3). Trim each of the thirty-two (32) HSTs to 3½in square.

AS­SEM­BLING THE QUILT TOP

8

Ar­range the HSTs and the 3½in low vol­ume squares into eight rows of eight squares, re­fer­ring to the Lay­out Di­a­gram for place­ment.

CHOOSE A MIX­TURE OF LOW VOL­UME PRINTS TO ADD TEX­TURE TO YOUR BACK­GROUND

9

Sew the squares into rows, press­ing the seams of each row in al­ter­nate di­rec­tions. Sew the rows to­gether, nest­ing the seams. Press the seams open.

QUILT­ING AND FIN­ISH­ING

10

Make a quilt sand­wich by lay­er­ing the back­ing, bat­ting and quilt top. Baste the lay­ers us­ing your pre­ferred method.

11

Quilt as de­sired. Alyce used green thread and a free-mo­tion quilt­ing foot to quilt a curvy leaf-like de­sign through the green HSTs, and off-white thread and a walk­ing foot to out­line and echo the on-point square shape inside and out of the HSTs.

12

Fold the two 6in back­ing fab­ric squares in half, on the di­ag­o­nal, wrong-sides to­gether, and press. Place one in each top cor­ner on the back of the quilt, align­ing raw edges with raw edges of the quilt. Baste. 13

Join the bind­ing strips end-to-end us­ing di­ag­o­nal seams. Press the seams open. Fold the strip in half length­wise wrong-sides to­gether, and press. 14

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 ma­chine-stitch or neatly slip­stitch in place.

Raid your stash for scraps of green and grey fab­rics

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