Ring Toss

Make this a fast and easy project by cut­ting a set of four 9" squares at a time with easy stack-and-whack cut­ting. Se­lect your color sets, stack, press and cut sets at the same time.

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PRE­CUT PER­FECT

MA­TE­RI­ALS

•1 yard each 4 hand- dyed fab­rics (light gray/blue, medium gray/blue, dark blue and peach/cream) • 27/ 8 yards hand- dyed back­ground fab­ric (light gray) • Back­ing to size • Bat­ting to size • Thread • Ba­sic sewing tools and sup­plies

CUT­TING

From each of the 4 hand-dyed fab­rics: • Cut 3 (9" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 10 (9") squares

(to­tal 40). • Cut a to­tal of 7 (21/4") bind­ing strips. From hand-dyed back­ground fab­ric: • Cut 10 (9" by fab­ric width) strips.

Sub­cut strips into 40 (9") squares.

COM­PLET­ING BLOCKS

1. Stack two back­ground squares with two same-color squares right sides up. 2. Cut the stack into three 3" x 9" strips as shown in Fig­ure 1. 3. With­out sep­a­rat­ing the lay­ers, cut the cen­ter strip into three 3" squares as shown in Fig­ure 2. 4. With­out sep­a­rat­ing the stacks, take the top two cen­ter 3" squares and move them to the bot­tom of that stack re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 3. Note: Two back­ground squares should be show­ing in the cen­ter for the first two lay­ers and the col­ored squares are in the bot­tom two lay­ers of that cen­ter stack.

5. Pick up the top piece in each of the stacks and lay them out as be­fore; join the three cen­ter squares to make the cen­ter unit. Press seams away from the back­ground square.

6. Cen­ter and sew the 3" x 9" rec­tan­gles to each side of the stitched cen­ter unit

This quilt is quick and easy us­ing a sim­ple stack and cut method that yields four units—two each of op­po­site color place­ments. These four units are joined to make one block. In­spired by grad­u­ated hand-dyed fab­rics and the look of mar­ble and tile floors, this quilt is very

graphic and ver­sa­tile.” —Robin Wag­goner

to com­plete a block quar­ter as shown in Fig­ure 4; press seams to­ward the rec­tan­gles. Trim to 8" x 8".

7. Re­peat steps 5 and 6 with the re­main­ing pieces in the stack to com­plete four block quar­ters re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 5.

8. Lay out the block quar­ters to make two rows of two quar­ters each re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 6; join to make rows. Press seams away from the back­ground quar­ters.

9. Join the rows to com­plete one Ring Toss block as shown in Fig­ure 7; press.

10. Re­peat steps 1–9 to com­plete a to­tal of five blocks in each color to to­tal 20 blocks re­fer­ring to the block draw­ings.

COM­PLET­ING THE QUILT

1. Ar­range and join the blocks in five rows of four blocks each to form a di­ag­o­nal pat­tern re­fer­ring to the Assem­bly Di­a­gram for po­si­tion­ing of blocks; press.

2. Join the rows, again re­fer­ring to the Assem­bly Di­a­gram; press.

3. Cre­ate a quilt sand­wich re­fer­ring to Quilt­ing Ba­sics on page 126. 4. Quilt as de­sired. 5. Bind re­fer­ring to Quilt­ing Ba­sics on page 126 to fin­ish.

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