Quilter's World - Springtime Quilts May 2019 : 2019-05-01

Pick A Bouquet : 33 : 33

Pick A Bouquet

Pick a Bouquet DESIGN BY CHRIS MALONE Summertime Floral SPECIFICAT­IONS Skill Level: Intermedia­te Quilt Size: 34" x 34" Block Size: 31/2" x 31/2" finished Number of Blocks: 36 Butterflie­s flit and ruched flowers bloom along the border of this cheery quilt. This wall hanging has summer written all over it. From coral print: MATERIALS • Scraps yellow mottled and blue tonals 1 charm pack or 36 (5") A squares assorted prints and/or tonals 1/8 yard each 2 lime green tonals 3/8 yard dark lime green print 1/2 yard pink tonal 5/8 yard coral print 7/8 yard white tonal Backing to size Batting to size Thread Blue No. 8 pearl cotton 12 (8mm) white beads No-fray solution (optional) Template material Basic sewing tools and supplies • Cut 4 (11/2" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips to make 2 each 11/2" x 211/2" B strips and 11/2" x 231/2" C strips. Cut 4 (21/4" by fabric width) binding strips. • A • • • • • • • • • • • • • • From white tonal: • Cut 4 (6" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 2 each 6" x 231/2" D strips and 6" x 341/2" E strips. Charm 31/ 2" x 31/ Finished Block Make 36 2" 3. PREPARING THE APPLIQUÉ PIECES Turn under edges of each appliqué piece 1/4"; hand-baste to hold in place. Arrange two upper and two lower spots on butterfly wings referring to pattern for positionin­g. When satisfied with placement, hand-stitch in place. Repeat for each butterfly shape. Set aside prepared pieces to add to outside borders when the pieced top is complete. 1. Fold each F bias strip in half with wrong sides together along length; stitch a scant 1/4" seam down the length of the strip. Trim seam to 1/8"; press seam open with seam running down the center of the length to complete one vine strip. Repeat to make eight F vine strips. Prepare templates for appliqué shapes using patterns given; cut as directed on each shape, adding a 1/4" seam allowance all around for hand appliqué. 4. CUTTING Prepare appliqué pieces referring to patterns and instructio­ns. From dark lime green print: 2. • Cut 8 (11/8" x 13") bias F strips. From pink tonal: COMPLETING THE CHARM BLOCKS • Cut 8 (11/2" by fabric width) strips. Set aside 4 strips for G. Cut the remaining 4 strips in half to make 8 (11/2" x 20") H strips. 1. Note: Upper and lower spots on butterfly in sample were fussy- cut to make them all identical. Randomly divide the 36 A squares into 18 pairs. Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the wrong side of one square from each pair. 2. 33 Springtime Quilts May 2019 QUILTERSWO­RLD. COM

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