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.
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.
From each of the four dark prints cut four (4) 3½in squares (Section 1).
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).
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).
From the binding fabric cut three (3)
2½in x WOF strips.
PIECING THE TEMPLATES
Piece each copy of the template as follows. Piece four templates for each colour group.
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
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.
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.
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
Arrange each set of four blocks, referring to the photo for placement. Sew together in a four-patch.
Sew the four blocks together to complete the quilt top, pressing seams to one side.
QUILTING AND FINISHING
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.
Quilt as desired. Lou quilted diagonal lines.
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.
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