QUILT

Love Patchwork & Quilting - - KISS CROSS -

YOU WILL NEED

■ As­sorted print fab­ric scraps (see cut­ting out)

■ Back­ground fab­ric: 4¾yds

■ Black fab­ric: ¾yds

■ Back­ing fab­ric: 4½yds

■ Bat­ting: 76in square

■ Bind­ing fab­ric: ½yd

FIN­ISHED SIZE ■ 66in square

NOTES

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

■ RST = right sides to­gether.

■ WOF = width of fab­ric.

FAB­RICS USED

■ Print fab­ric scraps are from Ni­cole's stash.

■ Mod­ern Back­ground by Zen Chic for Moda, kindly pro­vided by our friends at Moda Fab­rics.

CUT­TING OUT

1

From your as­sorted scraps cut four hun­dred and sixty-eight (468) 1¼in squares. This is a great op­por­tu­nity to get cre­ative with your colour choices.

2

From your back­ground fab­ric cut:

■ Five (5) 12½in x WOF strips. Sub­cut into eighty-five (85) 2in x 12½in strips.

■ Twelve (12) 2in x WOF strips. Sub­cut these into three hun­dred and ninety (390)

1¼in x 2in strips.

■ Three (3) 9½in x WOF strips. Sub­cut into forty-eight (48) 25/ 8in x 9½in pieces.

■ Six (6) 5in x WOF strips. Sub­cut into forty-eight (48) 5in squares. Cut each square once on the di­ag­o­nal to make ninety-six tri­an­gles.

■ Eight (8) 2in x WOF strips for sash­ing.

3

From your black fab­ric cut three (3)

7½in x WOF strips. Sub­cut these into ninety-six (96) 1in x 7½in pieces.

4

From your bind­ing fab­ric cut eight (8)

2¼in x WOF strips.

GET CRE­ATIVE WITH COLOUR PLACE­MENT TO MAKE YOUR­SELF A BRIGHT AND BOLD QUILT DE­SIGN

MAK­ING BLOCK A

5

Sew a 1¼in scrap fab­ric square to the end of a 1¼in x 2in back­ground strip, along the short end (Fig A). Re­peat to make thirty

(30) of these units.

6

Sew five (5) of the units to­gether, adding a 1¼in scrap fab­ric square to the end to com­plete one row (Fig B). Make six (6) of these fab­ric rows.

7

Next, care­fully sew a 2in x 12½in back­ground strip to the top of five of these rows (Fig C).

8

Sew the five rows with back­ground strips from the pre­vi­ous step to­gether with the re­main­ing row to com­plete one Block A (Fig D). Re­peat steps 5–8 to make thir­teen (13) of Block A.

MAK­ING BLOCK B

9

Cen­tre two black 1in x 7½in strips along the long edges of a sin­gle 25/ 8in x 9½in back­ground strip. Sew in place (Fig E). Press this sec­tion open.

10

Cen­tre one back­ground tri­an­gle on a black strip and sew in place (Fig F). Press open. Re­peat to add a tri­an­gle to the other side (Fig G). Be care­ful not to stretch the bias edge of the tri­an­gle as you sew.

11

Mark the cen­tre line of the back­ground rec­tan­gle at the outer edges of the block. Us­ing these marks, align the points of your ruler and trim the block to 6½in square (Fig H and Fig I on page 44) to com­plete one quar­ter block. Make four quar­ter blocks.

12

Sew the quar­ter blocks in pairs (Fig J on page 44). Press open and sew the pairs to­gether as shown (Fig K) to com­plete one Block B. Make twelve (12) of Block B.

AS­SEM­BLING THE QUILT TOP

13

Ar­range your blocks in five rows of five, re­fer­ring to the photo for place­ment.

14

Sew each row to­gether, adding a

2in x 12½in back­ground piece be­tween each block. Press seams to­ward the sash­ing.

15

Sew the eight 2in x WOF sash­ing strips to­gether in pairs along the short edges. Trim each pair to 2in x 66½in.

16

Sew your rows to­gether, in­sert­ing a sash­ing strip be­tween each row, as shown in fi­nal quilt.

17

Split your back­ing fab­ric into two 2¼yd pieces, sew to­gether down the long edges us­ing a ½in seam al­lowance.

QUILT­ING AND FIN­ISH­ING

18

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.

19

Quilt as de­sired. Ni­cole quilted straight lines on the di­ag­o­nal.

20

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

21

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.

22

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.

QUILT­ING US­ING RAIN­BOW THREAD COLOURS ADDS SOME EX­TRA IN­TER­EST TO YOUR QUILT

These wee lit­tle fab­ric squares are truly the ul­ti­mate scrap buster!

Draw the whole de­sign to­gether with long straight line quilt­ing

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