MINI QUILT

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YOU WILL NEED

■ Dark, medium and light prints in four colours (pink, pur­ple, green and blue): one (1) fat six­teenth each

■ Back­ground fab­ric: ½yd

■ Bat­ting: 25in square

■ Back­ing fab­ric: 25in square

■ Bind­ing fab­ric: ¼yd

■ Six­teen (16) copies of FPP Template

FIN­ISHED SIZE ■ 20in square ap­prox NOTES

■ Seam al­lowances are ¼in through­out, un­less oth­er­wise noted.

■ Press seams to the side, un­less oth­er­wise in­structed.

■ Shorten your stitch length to 1.5 for foun­da­tion pa­per piecing.

■ RST = right sides to­gether.

■ WOF = width of fab­ric.

■ WST = wrong sides to­gether.

■ Templates in­clude seam al­lowance around the outer edges only.

For templates, see p90.

FAB­RICS USED

All fab­rics used are from the Kona Cot­ton Solids col­lec­tion by Robert Kauf­man in the fol­low­ing colours:

■ Back­ground Grey: Sil­ver.

■ Dark Pink: Valen­tine.

■ Medium Pink: Aza­lea.

■ Light Pink: Bub­ble Gum.

■ Dark Pur­ple: Mul­berry.

■ Medium Pur­ple: Ma­genta.

■ Light Pur­ple: This­tle.

■ Dark Green: Lime.

■ Medium Green: Pea­pod.

■ Light Green: Cac­tus.

■ Dark Blue: Cyan.

■ Medium Blue: Break­ers.

■ Light Blue: Capri.

CUT­TING OUT

1

From each of the four dark prints cut four (4) 3½in squares (Sec­tion 1).

2

From each of the four medium prints cut eight (8) 3½in x 2½in pieces (Sec­tions 2 and 3). 3

From each of the four light prints cut four (4) 2¼in x 4in pieces (Sec­tion 4).

4

From the back­ground fab­ric cut:

■ Six­teen (16) 2¼in x 4in pieces (Sec­tion 5)

■ Eight (8) 6½in squares. Cut each square along the di­ag­o­nal to make six­teen (16) tri­an­gles (Sec­tion 6).

5

From the bind­ing fab­ric cut three (3)

2½in x WOF strips.

PIECING THE TEMPLATES

6

Piece each copy of the template as fol­lows. Piece four templates for each colour group.

7

Take one copy of the Whirl template and the cor­re­spond­ing Sec­tion 1 fab­ric piece. Place the fab­ric right side up on the un­printed side of the template against Sec­tion 1. En­sure that the fab­ric cov­ers the whole sec­tion, plus at least ¼in all round. Pin care­fully in place.

THIS FPP PROJECT PAIRS SOLIDS WITH A GEO­MET­RIC DE­SIGN TO MAKE A BOLD STATE­MENT

8

Place the Sec­tion 2 fab­ric piece right side down on top of the Sec­tion 1 fab­ric piece, match­ing up the raw edges on the side where Sec­tions 1 and 2 will be joined and mak­ing sure that when folded back along the seam line, Sec­tion 2 will be cov­ered by the fab­ric plus at least in all round. Pin in place.

9

Turn the template over to the printed side and stitch along the marked line be­tween Sec­tions 1 and 2, back­stitch­ing at the be­gin­ning and end of the seam. Fold the template away from the seam and trim to

in. Fold the template back, turn the work to the fab­ric side, flip Sec­tion 2 open and then press.

10

Con­tinue work­ing in this way to piece the re­main­ing sec­tions on the FPP template. Re­peat to piece the re­main­ing templates. Trim each block along the dot­ted seam al­lowance line. Re­move pa­per from all templates, tear­ing along the seam lines.

AS­SEM­BLING THE TOP

11

Ar­range each set of four blocks, re­fer­ring to the photo for place­ment. Sew to­gether in a four-patch.

12

Sew the four blocks to­gether to com­plete the quilt top, press­ing seams to one side.

QUILT­ING AND FIN­ISH­ING

13

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. The back­ing and bat­ting are slightly larger than the quilt top. Baste the lay­ers to­gether us­ing your pre­ferred method.

14

Quilt as de­sired. Lou quilted di­ag­o­nal lines.

15

Trim the ex­cess bat­ting and back­ing level with the quilt top edges and square up the quilt. 16

Sew the bind­ing strips to­gether end-to-end us­ing di­ag­o­nal seams. Press the seams open and trim away the dog ears. Fold in half length­wise, WST, and press.

17

Sew the bind­ing to the right side of the quilt, fold­ing a mitre at each cor­ner. Fold the bind­ing over to the back of the quilt and hand stitch in place to fin­ish.

Black and white bind­ing makes the block colours pop

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