Trick or Treat
This block pattern and the right colors will make a sweet-treat quilt to drape on any sofa or chair.
• • • • • • • 2/3 yard yellow tonal*
11/3 yards orange tonal*
22/3 yards black tonal*
Batting to size
Backing to size
Basic sewing tools and supplies
*Fossil Fern fabric collection from Benartex used to make sample.
From yellow tonal:
• Cut 6 (23/4" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 80 (23/4")
• Cut 1 (21/2" by fabric width) strip.
Subcut strip into 12 (21/2") E squares.
From orange tonal:
• Cut 4 (53/4" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 20 (53/4") squares. Cut each square on both diagonals to make 80 A triangles. • Cut 6 (21/4" by fabric width)
From black tonal:
• Cut 7 (31/8" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 80 (31/8") squares. Cut each square in half on 1 diagonal to make 160 B triangles. • Cut 3 (5" by fabric width) strips.
Subcut strips into 20 (5") D squares. • Cut 2 (91/2" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 31 (21/2" x 91/2") F strips.
• Cut 6 (41/2" by fabric width) G/H strips.
COMPLETING THE BLOCKS
1. Sew a B triangle to each short side of an A triangle to make an A-B unit as shown in Figure 1; press. Repeat to make 80 A-B units. 2. To create one Treat block, select one D square, four C squares and four A-B units.
3. Sew an A-B unit to opposite sides of D to make the center row as shown in Figure 2; press. 4. Sew a C square to opposite ends of an A-B unit to make the top row as shown in Figure 3; press. Repeat to make the bottom row. 5. Sew the center row between the top and bottom rows to complete one Treat block as shown in
Figure 4; press. 6. Repeat steps 2–5 to complete a total of 20 Treat blocks.
COMPLETING THE QUILT
Refer to the Assembly Diagram as needed for all construction steps.
1. Arrange and join four Treat blocks with three F strips to complete a block row; press. Repeat to make a total of five block rows.
Try a limited palette for your next project. A limited palette will shift the focus from fabric to design, and the results might surprise you.” —Tricia Lynn Maloney
2. Arrange and join three E squares with four F strips to make a sashing row; press. Repeat to make a total of four sashing rows.
3. Arrange and join the block rows and sashing rows to complete the pieced center; press.
4. Join the G/H strips on the short ends to make one long strip; press. Subcut strip into two each 41/2" x 531/2" G strips and 41/2" x 501/2" H strips.
5. Sew G strips to opposite long sides and H strips to the top and bottom of the pieced center to complete the quilt top; press.
6. Create a quilt sandwich referring to Quilting Basics on page 110.
7. Quilt as desired.
8. Bind edges referring to Quilting Basics on page 110 to finish.