YOU WILL NEED
■ Fabric A: ¾yd
■ Fabric B: 1¼yds
■ Fabric C: ¾yd
■ Fabric D: ¾yd
■ Fabric E: ¼yd
■ Binding fabric: ½yd
■ Backing fabric: 4yds
■ Batting: 66in square
■ 60in square approx NOTES
■ Seam allowances are ¼in throughout, unless otherwise noted.
■ RST = right sides together.
■ Press seams open, unless otherwise instructed.
All solid fabrics are from Robert Kaufman Kona Solids line in the following colours:
■ Fabric A – Salmon.
■ Fabric B – Petal.
■ Fabric C – Pearl Pink.
■ Fabric D – Honey Dew.
■ Fabric E – Shadow.
■ Binding fabric is High Meadow (Honey Suckle), Meriwether by Amy Gibson for Hawthorne Threads
■ Background fabric is Ludovika by Edholm Ullenius for Ikea.
From Fabric A cut nineteen (19)
3in x 10½in and twelve (12) 3in x 5½in strips.
From Fabric B cut thirty-six (36)
3in x 10½in and twelve (12) 3in x 15½in strips.
From Fabric C cut thirty-one (31)
3in x 10½in strips.
From Fabric D cut twelve (12) 3in x 15½in and twelve (12) 3in x 5½in strips.
From Fabric E cut ten (10) 3in x 10½in strips.
From the binding fabric cut seven (7)
2½in x WOF strips.
THESE BLOCKS WERE INSPIRED BY BEACH UMBRELLAS, SO TRY BRIGHT SUMMER COLOURS!
PIECING THE QUILT TOP
Chain piece five (5) Fabric B and seven (7) Fabric E 3in x 10 in strips to Fabric A strips. Press seams toward the Fabric A strips.
Lay out these pairs to form the first column, referring to the Layout Diagram. Continue piecing, and pressing toward Fabric A until the column is complete.
Piece each column in this way, using the strips as indicated in the following steps, and referring to the layout diagram.
For column 2, use twelve (12) Fabric B and twelve (12) Fabric D 3in x 15 in strips. Press seams toward Fabric D strips.
For column 3, use five (5) Fabric A, seven (7) Fabric B and twelve (12) Fabric C 3in x in strips. Press seams toward A and B.
For column 4, use twelve (12) Fabric B, nine (9) Fabric C and three (3) Fabric E
3in x 10 in strips. Press seams toward B.
For column 5, use twelve (12) Fabric A and twelve (12) Fabric D 3in x 5 in strips. Press seams toward Fabric D strips.
For column 6, use two (2) Fabric A, twelve (12) Fabric B and ten (10) Fabric C
3in x 10 in strips. Press seams toward Fabric A and C strips.
FINISHING THE QUILT
Place columns 1 and 2 RST, nesting the seams. Pin in place and sew together. Press seams open or to one side.
Continue adding columns to the quilt top, carefully nesting seams in each column until the top is complete. 17
Cut your backing fabric in half across the width. Remove selvedges and sew along the length using a in seam.
Make a quilt sandwich and baste using your preferred method. Quilt as desired – Michelle quilted horizontal lines.
Trim away excess batting and backing fabric and square up the quilt.
Sew your binding strips into one long length and use to bind your quilt. Take care to mitre each corner.
A vivid print binding will help your quilt to shine!