Pick a Bouquet 4. COMPLETING THE SQUARE CORNERS BLOCKS Sew D to E along the diagonal to make a D-E unit; press seam toward D. Repeat to make a total of 40 D-E units. Sew one D-E unit to C to make a C-D-E unit as shown in Figure 3; press seam toward C. Repeat with D-E and F, again referring to Figure 3; press seam toward F. Row Make 2 Y 1. Mark a diagonal line from corner to corner on all H squares. Place an H square right sides together on each corner of G and stitch on the marked lines as shown in Figure 6; trim seams to 1/4" and press H to the right side to complete one Square Corners block. Figure 9 5. 2. 4. Join one Weathervane Star block with two Square Corners blocks and two I rectangles to complete a Z row as shown in Figure 10; press seams away from the Weathervane Star block. E C D 4" 1/ D Row Make 1 Z E F H G I Figure 3 6. Join the D-E-F unit with the C-D-E unit to complete a corner unit. Repeat steps 5 and 6 to complete a total of 20 corner units. To complete one Weathervane Star block, sew a B-C unit to opposite sides of A to make the center row as shown in Figure 4; press seams toward A. Figure 6 Figure 10 7. 3. 5. Repeat step 2 to complete a total of four Square Corners blocks. Referring to the Placement Diagram, arrange and join the X, Y and Z rows to complete the pieced top; press seams in one direction. Prepare templates for appliqué pieces given; trace shapes onto the right side of fabrics using a water- soluble marker or pencil as directed on patterns for color; cut out shapes, adding a 1/8"–1/4" seam allowance all around. Turn seam allowance to the wrong side along marked lines; baste to hold. Remove marks. 8. COMPLETING THE QUILT 1. 6. Sew H to two corners of I as in Step 2 of Completing the Square Corners Blocks to complete an H-I unit as shown in Figure 7; repeat to make a total of eight H-I units. A Figure 4 I H 9. 7. Sew a corner unit to opposite sides of a B-C unit to make the top row referring to Figure 5; press seams toward corner units. Repeat to make the bottom row. Figure 7 2. Note: Do not turn under seam allowance on edges that will be covered with another piece. Join one I rectangle with two K squares and two H-I units to complete an X row as shown in Figure 8; press seams toward H-I units. Repeat to make a second X row. 8. Arrange flower and leaf motifs in the white background areas of the pieced top referring to the Placement Diagram for suggested positioning; hand-stitch motifs in place using thread to match fabric, stuffing a tiny bit of fiberfill behind each flower center before final stitching to complete the quilt top. Create a quilt sandwich referring to Quilting Basics on page 110. Quilt as desired. Bind edges referring to Quilting Basics on page 110 to finish. X Row Make 2 Figure 5 10. K I Sew the center row between the top and bottom rows to complete one Weathervane Star block; press seams toward the center row. Repeat steps 8–10 to complete a total of five Weathervane Star blocks. Figure 8 3. Join one Square Corners block with two Weathervane Star blocks and two H-I units to complete a Y row as shown in Figure 9; press seams away from Weathervane Star blocks. Repeat to make a second Y row. 11. 9. 10. 11. QW 40 Springtime Quilts QUILTER’S WORLD PRESENTS: Mayy 2019
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