QUILT

Love Patchwork & Quilting - - FLORAL DAZE -

YOU WILL NEED

■ Fab­ric A (print fab­ric): 7/8yd

■ Fab­ric B (solid fab­ric): 13/ 8yds

■ Back­ing fab­ric: 1¾yds

■ Bat­ting: 42in x 58in

■ Bind­ing fab­ric: ½yd

FIN­ISHED SIZE ■ 36in x 52in

NOTES

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

■ Press seams open, un­less oth­er­wise noted.

■ RST = right sides to­gether.

■ WOF = width of fab­ric.

■ HST = Half-square Tri­an­gle.

■ Press all fab­rics well be­fore cut­ting.

■ Pre-wash Es­sex Fab­ric as there is more shrink­age than with plain cot­ton.

FAB­RICS USED

■ Fab­ric A: Rosa Peach from the Les Fleurs col­lec­tion by Ri­fle Pa­per Co. for

Cot­ton+Steel.

■ Fab­ric B: Nat­u­ral from the Es­sex col­lec­tion by Robert Kauf­man.

■ Back­ing: Ivory from the Kona Cot­ton Solids col­lec­tion by Robert Kauf­man.

■ Bind­ing fab­ric: Navy from the Es­sex col­lec­tion by Robert Kauf­man.

CUT­TING OUT

1

From Fab­ric A cut:

■ Three (3) 4½in x WOF strips. Sub­cut into seventy-one (71) 1½in x 4½in strips.

■ Three (3) 5in x WOF strips. Sub­cut into twenty-three (23) 5in squares.

2

From Fab­ric B cut:

■ Seven (7) 4½in x WOF strips. Sub­cut into one hun­dred and forty-two (142)

2in x 4½in strips.

■ Three (3) 5in x WOF strips. Sub­cut into twenty-three (23) 5in squares.

3

From the bind­ing fab­ric cut five (5)

2½in x WOF strips.

MAK­ING THE STRIPE BLOCKS

4

Chain piece each 1½in x 4½in Fab­ric A strip to a 2in x 4½in Fab­ric B strip, along

A SIN­GLE PRINT WITH A SOLID BACK­GROUND RE­ALLY MAKES THIS IM­PROV DE­SIGN SING!

the long edges. To chain piece, once you have sewn the first pair, al­low the ma­chine to run a few stitches, be­fore con­tin­u­ing to the next pair, with­out snip­ping your thread. Once all pairs are sewn, re­move from the ma­chine and snip the threads be­tween each unit. Press seams open on each unit.

5

Chain piece the re­main­ing 2in x 4½in Fab­ric B strips to the A/B units from Step

4, along the Fab­ric A edge. Snip threads be­tween units, and press seams open to com­plete seventy-one (71) stripe blocks.

MAK­ING THE HSTS

6

Pair one Fab­ric A square and one Fab­ric B square, RST. On the wrong side of Fab­ric A mark a di­ag­o­nal line from cor­ner to cor­ner.

7

Stitch ¼in ei­ther side of the marked line and then cut through both lay­ers on the marked line, to make two HST units. Re­peat with re­main­ing Fab­ric A and B 5in squares to make forty-six (46) HST units.

8

Press each HST unit open. Keep­ing the

45-de­gree line of your ruler aligned with the di­ag­o­nal seam, trim the units to

4½in square.

AS­SEM­BLING THE QUILT TOP

9

Ar­range your stripe blocks and HSTs in thir­teen rows of nine blocks. Ar­range the blocks in any or­der and ori­en­ta­tion you choose. Use a de­sign wall, the top of a bed or a clear area of floor to or­gan­ise the blocks in a de­sign you like. Have fun with this part!

10

Once you have fi­nalised your ar­range­ment, sew the blocks to­gether in rows. Then sew the rows to­gether to com­plete the quilt top.

QUILT­ING AND FIN­ISH­ING

11

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.

12

Quilt as de­sired. Jenny quilted a se­ries of di­ag­o­nal lines.

13

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

14

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.

15

Sew the bind­ing to the right side of the quilt, fold­ing a mitre at each cor­ner.

16

Fold the bind­ing over to the back of the quilt. and hand stitch in place to fin­ish.

Neat mitred cor­ners are the per­fect fin­ish

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