An easy two-block combination.
• 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.
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.