CUT­TING OUT

Love Patchwork & Quilting - - COLOUR STUDY -

1

From each of the print fab­rics cut one (1) 10½in x 5½in rec­tan­gle and two (2)

5½in squares.

2

From the back­ground fab­ric cut the fol­low­ing:

■ Forty-six (46) 10½in x 5½in rec­tan­gles.

■ Eleven (11) 10½in squares.

■ Fifty-six (56) 5½in squares.

3

From the bind­ing fab­ric cut eight (8)

2½in x WOF strips.

MAK­ING THE BLOCK

4

Mark a di­ag­o­nal line on the re­verse of all your 5½in squares.

5

Place a back­ground fab­ric square, RST at one end of a print 10½in x 5½in rec­tan­gle. Sew along the di­ag­o­nal, and trim ¼in from the sewn line. Press the cor­ner open (Fig 1).

6

Re­peat Step 5 on the other end of the print rec­tan­gle to make one fly­ing geese unit (Fig 2). Re­peat to make twenty-eight (28) print fab­ric fly­ing geese units us­ing back­ground squares.

7

Re­peat steps 4–6 to make twenty-eight

(28) back­ground fly­ing geese units us­ing back­ground fab­ric 10 in x 5 in rec­tan­gles and match­ing print fab­ric 5 in squares.

8

Join match­ing back­ground and print fly­ing geese units along the long edges to form a print chevron (Fig 3). Re­peat with all twenty-eight sets of fly­ing geese.

AS­SEM­BLING THE QUILT

9

Ar­range the chevron blocks and re­main­ing back­ground pieces as shown (Lay­out Di­a­gram). Sew each col­umn to­gether, press­ing seams to­ward the back­ground fab­ric.

10

Sew the col­umns to­gether, press­ing seams open, to fin­ish the quilt top.

QUILT­ING AND FIN­ISH­ING

11

Cut your back­ing fab­ric in half and sew to­gether along the long edges us­ing a in seam. Make a quilt sand­wich of the back­ing fab­ric, the bat­ting and the quilt top. Pin or spray baste to­gether.

12

Quilt as de­sired. Karen quilted in hor­i­zon­tal lines and di­ag­o­nal lines to echo the chevron pat­tern.

13

Trim ex­cess bat­ting and back­ing and square up the quilt. Join the bind­ing strips into one long length and press in half. Bind the quilt, care­fully mitring each cor­ner.

AL­TER­NATE THE DI­REC­TION OF YOUR UNITS IN EACH ROW TO GIVE A SENSE OF MOVE­MENT

Con­nect fly­ing geese units in con­trast shades

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