Fly South Now!

Piec­ing these large leaves to­gether be­fore you ap­pliqué them makes this a de­light­fully fun quilt to make.

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MA­TE­RI­ALS

• 3/ 8 yard each 10 prints and/or tonals* or 4 yards to­tal as­sorted scraps • 1 yard rust tonal* • 61/4 yards cream solid* • Back­ing to size • Bat­ting to size* • Thread • Wa­ter-sol­u­ble glue stick • Tem­plate ma­te­rial • Freezer paper • Ba­sic sewing tools and sup­plies *Me+You fab­ric col­lec­tion from Hoff­man; Na­ture-Fil™ Bam­boo Blend bat­ting from Fair­field used to make sam­ple. CUT­TING Pre­pare tem­plates for leaf and stem pieces as per in­struc­tions us­ing pat­terns given. Trans­fer dots from the tem­plates to the fab­ric pieces. Cut as per in­struc­tions. From 10 prints and/or tonals: • Cut 1 (41/2" by fab­ric width) strip each fab­ric. Sub­cut each strip into 16 (21/2" x 41/2") F rec­tan­gles. From rust tonal: • Cut 1 (41/2" by fab­ric width) strip. Sub­cut strip into 15 (21/2" x 41/2") F rec­tan­gles. • Cut 9 (21/4" by fab­ric width) bind­ing strips. From cream solid: • Cut 4 (241/2" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 12 (101/2" x 241/2")

A rec­tan­gles and 108 (21/2") E squares. • Cut 2 (141/2" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 6 (101/2" x 141/2")

B rec­tan­gles and 30 (21/2") E squares. • Cut 3 (101/2" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 18 (41/2" x 101/2")

C strips and 52 (21/2") E squares. • Cut 6 (41/2" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 42 (41/2") D squares

and 16 (21/2") E squares. • Cut 9 (21/2" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 144 (21/2") E squares

(350 E squares to­tal).

COM­PLET­ING THE SASHING UNITS

1. Draw a di­ag­o­nal line from cor­ner to cor­ner on the wrong side of each E square. 2. Re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 1, place an E square right sides to­gether on one end of an F rec­tan­gle; stitch on the marked line. Trim seam al­lowance to 1/4" and press E to the right side.

3. Re­peat step 2 with a sec­ond E on the re­main­ing end of the F rec­tan­gle to com­plete one E-F unit as shown in Fig­ure 2. 4. Re­peat steps 2 and 3 to com­plete a to­tal of 175 E-F units. 5. Join two E-F units to make an X sashing unit as shown in Fig­ure 3; press. Re­peat to make a to­tal of 22 X sashing units. 6. Join five E-F units to make a Y sashing unit as shown in Fig­ure 4; press. Re­peat to make a to­tal of 13 Y sashing units. 7. Join three E-F units with a D square to make a Z sashing unit as shown in Fig­ure 5; press. Re­peat to make a to­tal of 22 Z sashing units. COM­PLET­ING THE APPLIQUÉD LEAF UNITS 1. To make one leaf mo­tif, se­lect three dif­fer­ent prints and/or tonals.

2. Us­ing the pre­pared tem­plates, trace a leaf 1 shape onto the wrong side of one of the cho­sen fab­rics; cut out. Re­verse the leaf 2 tem­plate and cut one re­verse leaf 2 from the same fab­ric as leaf 1. Re­peat to cut a leaf 2 and re­verse leaf 1 from a sec­ond fab­ric. Re­peat to cut one leaf 3 and a stem piece from the third fab­ric. Note: Re­fer to Fig­ure 6 to see the fab­ric and shape place­ments.

3. Re­peat steps 1 and 2 to cut 15 sets of pieces, keep­ing the pieces for each mo­tif to­gether.

4. Re­move the seam al­lowance from marked dot to marked dot on the out­er­point edges of each of the leaf tem­plates and on the an­gled and side edges of the stem tem­plate as shown in Fig­ure 7.

5. Us­ing the trimmed tem­plates, trace 15 of each leaf shape and the stem shape onto the dull side of the freezer paper. Re­verse leaves 1 and 2 and trace and cut 15 re­verse shapes of each from freezer paper.

6. Se­lect a set of fab­ric pieces and cor­re­spond­ing freezer-paper shapes for one leaf mo­tif.

7. Iron the shiny side of the cor­re­spond­ing freezer-paper leaf shapes onto the wrong side of the fab­ric shapes with the seam-al­lowance ends ex­actly aligned and the pointed ends with seam al­lowance ex­posed as shown in Fig­ure 8.

8. Snip into the seam al­lowance of the fab­ric pieces along the edges where the seam al­lowance stops on the freez­er­pa­per piece as shown in Fig­ure 9.

9. Press the ex­posed seam al­lowance of the pointed ends of each leaf shape over the freezer paper as shown in Fig­ure 10. Af­ter press­ing, re­move the freezer paper. Note: The freezer paper al­lows you to cre­ate a crisp, smooth edge when turning the edges to the wrong side.

10. Se­lect the pre­pared shapes for one leaf mo­tif. Stitch leaf 1 to leaf 2 along one un­turned edge as shown in Fig­ure 11; se­cure stitch­ing at the be­gin­ning and end of the seam. Press the seam open. 11. Re­peat step 10 with the re­verse 1 and 2 leaves. 12. Join the two stitched halves as shown in Fig­ure 12; press seam open.

13. Set leaf 3 in at the bot­tom edge, stitch­ing from the in­side un­turned point just to the turned edge on each side as shown in Fig­ure 13 to com­plete one pieced leaf shape; press seams open.

14. Iron the freezer-paper stem shape onto the wrong side of the fab­ric stem shape and press seam al­lowance of the an­gled end and side edges onto the freezer paper as shown in Fig­ure 14.

15. Ar­range the com­pleted leaf mo­tif on the left end of an A rec­tan­gle re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 15, tuck­ing the stem un­der the top edge; baste to hold in place.

16. Stitch in place close to the edges of each piece us­ing a nar­row zigzag stitch as shown in Fig­ure 16 to com­plete one A unit.

17. Re­peat steps 10–16 to com­plete a to­tal of 12 A units.

18. Re­peat steps 10–16 with three B rec­tan­gles and three leaf units to make three B units as shown in Fig­ure 17. COM­PLET­ING THE QUILT Re­fer to the As­sem­bly Diagram as needed for po­si­tion­ing the A and B units and B rec­tan­gles with the X, Y and Z sashing units, C rec­tan­gles and D squares.

1. Com­plete six rows with two A units and one B unit or B rec­tan­gle in each row, and join with the Y and Z sashing units as in­di­cated; press.

2. Com­plete seven sashing rows com­bin­ing the X, Y and Z sashing units with C rec­tan­gles and D squares as in­di­cated; press. Note: Each sashing row should mea­sure 41/2" x 741/2". 3. Join the pieced rows to com­plete the quilt top; press.

4. Cre­ate a quilt sand­wich re­fer­ring to Quilt­ing Ba­sics on page 94. 5. Quilt as de­sired. 6. Bind edges re­fer­ring to Quilt­ing Ba­sics on page 94 to fin­ish. QW

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