Spring Patches

An easy two-block com­bi­na­tion.

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MA­TE­RI­ALS

• As­sorted spring- color scraps • 7/ 8 yard white solid • 11/4 yards light gold tonal • Back­ing to size • Bat­ting to size* • Thread • 121/2" square ruler • Ba­sic sewing tools and sup­plies *Tus­cany bat­ting from Hobbs used to make sam­ple.

CUT­TING

From as­sorted spring-color scraps: • Cut 112 (4½") A squares. • Cut 26 (8") squares. Cut each square in half on 1 di­ag­o­nal

to make 52 B tri­an­gles. • Cut 140 (2½" x 8½") F rec­tan­gles.

From white solid: • Cut 6 (4½" by fab­ric width) strips.

Sub­cut strips into 48 (4½") C squares.

From light gold tonal: • Cut 6 (1½" by fab­ric width) D/E strips. • Cut 2¼" bias strips to make a 375" bind­ing

strip when joined.

COM­PLET­ING THE DIAMONDIN-A- SQUARE BLOCKS

1. To com­plete one Di­a­mond-in-aSquare block, se­lect four A squares and four B tri­an­gles.

2. Join two A squares; press. Re­peat. Join the two stitched units to make a Four­Patch unit as shown in Fig­ure 1; press.

3. Cen­ter and sew a B tri­an­gle to op­po­site sides of the Four-Patch unit as shown in Fig­ure 2; press.

4. Re­peat step 3 on the re­main­ing two sides of the Four-Patch unit as shown in Fig­ure 3; press.

5. Trim the stitched block unit to 12½" x 12½", keep­ing the Four-Patch unit cen­tered when trim­ming and re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 4.

6. Re­peat steps 1–5 to com­plete a to­tal of 13 Di­a­mond-in-a-Square blocks.

COM­PLET­ING THE NINE- PATCH BLOCKS

1. To com­plete one Nine-Patch block, se­lect five A squares and four C squares.

2. Sew a C square be­tween two A squares to make the top row as shown in Fig­ure 5; press. Re­peat to make the bot­tom row.

3. Sew an A square be­tween two C squares to make the cen­ter row as shown in Fig­ure 6; press.

4. Sew the cen­ter row be­tween the top and bot­tom rows as shown in Fig­ure 7 to make one Nine-Patch block; press.

5. Re­peat steps 1–4 to make a to­tal of 12 Nine-Patch blocks.

COM­PLET­ING THE QUILT

Re­fer to the Assem­bly Di­a­gram when piec­ing the quilt top.

1. Ar­range and join two Nine-Patch blocks with three Di­a­mond-in-a-Square blocks to make an A row; press. Re­peat to make a to­tal of three A rows.

2. Ar­range and join two Di­a­mond-ina-Square blocks with three Nine-Patch blocks to make a B row; press. Re­peat to make a sec­ond B row.

3. Join the rows to com­plete the quilt cen­ter, be­gin­ning and end­ing with an A row; press.

4. Join the D/E strips on the short ends to make a long strip; press. Sub­cut strip into two each 11/2" x 601/2" D strips and 11/2" x 621/2" E strips.

5. Sew D strips to op­po­site sides and E strips to the top and bot­tom of the quilt cen­ter; press.

6. Se­lect and join 31 F rec­tan­gles on the 81/2" sides to make a side bor­der strip; press. Re­peat to make a sec­ond side bor­der strip.

7. Sew a side bor­der strip to the D sides of the quilt cen­ter; press.

8. Re­peat step 6 with 39 F rec­tan­gles to make two strips. Sew th­ese strips to the E sides of the quilt cen­ter to com­plete the quilt top; press.

9. Cre­ate a quilt sand­wich re­fer­ring to Quilt­ing Ba­sics on page 110.

10. Quilt as de­sired.

CUT­TING THE SCAL­LOPED BOR­DER

Re­fer to the Scal­lop Place­ment Di­a­gram through­out for po­si­tion­ing of scal­lop edges.

1. Pre­pare a tem­plate for the scal­lop shape us­ing the pat­tern given.

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