100 Charm­ing Flo­rals

When you can't get enough flow­ers, you need this quilt! One hun­dred flo­ral charm squares bloom all year round.

Annie's Quilting for the Home - - Contents - De­signed & Quilted by Nancy McNally

Spec­i­fi­ca­tions

Skill Level: Begin­ner Quilt Size: 82" x 82" Block Size: 5"x 5" fin­ished Num­ber of Blocks: 100

Ma­te­ri­als

• 100 as­sorted precut 51/2" flo­ral A squares • 7/8 yard light green tonal • 31/2 yards to­tal green tonals • 32/3 yards cream solid • Back­ing to size • Bat­ting to size • Thread • 11/2 yards 18"-wide fusible web • Ba­sic sewing tools and sup­plies

Cut­ting From light green tonal:

• Cut 9 (21/4" by fab­ric width) bind­ing strips.

From green tonals:

• Cut 400 (3") B squares. • Cut 121 (21/2") D squares.

From cream solid:

• Cut 14 (51/2" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 220 (21/2" x 51/2") C rec­tan­gles. • Cut 8 (51/2" by fab­ric width) E/F strips.

Com­plet­ing the Blocks

1. Mark a di­ag­o­nal line from cor­ner to cor­ner on the wrong side of all B squares.

2. Re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 1, place a marked B square right sides to­gether on op­po­site corners of an A square and stitch on the marked lines as shown in Fig­ure 1. Trim seams to 1/4" and press B to the right side. 3. Re­peat step 2 with B squares on the re­main­ing corners of A to com­plete one Square-in-a-Square block re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 2. 4. Re­peat steps 2 and 3 with the re­main­ing A and B squares to com­plete a to­tal of 100 Square-in-aSquare blocks.

Com­plet­ing the Quilt

1. Ar­range and join 10 Square-ina-Square blocks with 11 C strips to make a block row re­fer­ring to the Place­ment Diagram; press seams to­ward C. Re­peat to make a to­tal of 10 block rows. 2. Ar­range and join 10 C strips with 11 D squares to make a sash­ing row re­fer­ring to the Place­ment Diagram; press seams to­ward D squares. Re­peat to make a to­tal of 11 sash­ing rows.

3. Join the block rows with the sash­ing rows, be­gin­ning and end­ing with a sash­ing row, to com­plete the pieced cen­ter; press seams to­ward the sash­ing rows.

4. Join the E/F strips on the short ends to make a long strip; press seams open. Sub­cut strip into two 721/2" E strips and two 821/2" F strips.

5. Sew an E strip to the top and bot­tom, and F strips to op­po­site sides of the pieced cen­ter to com­plete the quilt top; press seams to­ward E and F strips.

6. Cre­ate a quilt sand­wich re­fer­ring to Quilt­ing Ba­sics on page 109.

7. Quilt as de­sired.

8. Bind edges re­fer­ring to Quilt­ing Ba­sics on page 109 to fin­ish.

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