Ex­presso Your­self

Make this fun and creative ta­ble topper for that spe­cial cof­fee lover in your life.

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MA­TE­RI­ALS

• 1/4 yard cream tonal* • 1/ 3 yard light brown tonal* • 3/ 8 yard dark brown tonal* • 1 yard medium brown tonal* • Back­ing to size • Bat­ting to size • Thread • Ba­sic sewing tools and sup­plies *P&B Ba­sics from P&B Tex­tiles used to make sam­ple.

CUT­TING From cream tonal:

• Cut 3 (11/2" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 2 each 11/2" x 181/2" P strips and 11/2" x 201/2" Q strips, and 8 (11/2") J squares.

From light brown tonal:

• Cut 1 (31/2" by fab­ric width) strip.

Sub­cut strip into 8 (31/2") N squares. • Cut 1 (11/2" by fab­ric width) strip. Sub­cut strip into 4 each 11/2" x 21/2" K rec­tan­gles and 11/2" x 51/2" I rec­tan­gles, and 8 (1") B squares. • Cut 1 (21/2" by fab­ric width) strip. Sub­cut strip into 2 each 21/2" D squares, 2"x 3" C rec­tan­gles and 1"x 3" H rec­tan­gles.

From dark brown tonal:

• Cut 1 (31/2" by fab­ric width) strip.

Sub­cut strip into 10 (31/2") O squares. • Cut 1 (5" by fab­ric width) strip. Sub­cut strip into 2 (5" x 51/2") A rec­tan­gles, 4 (1"x 3") G rec­tan­gles, 4 (1") E squares and 2 (1" x 21/2") F rec­tan­gles. From medium brown tonal: • Cut 2 (11/2" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 4 each 11/2" x 71/2"

L strips and 11/2" x 91/2" M strips. • Cut 4 (31/2" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 2 each 31/2" x 201/2"

R strips and 31/2" x 261/2" S strips. • Cut 3 (21/4" by fab­ric width) bind­ing strips.

COM­PLET­ING THE MUG BLOCKS

1. Draw a di­ag­o­nal line from cor­ner to cor­ner on the wrong side of each B, E and J square.

2. Re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 1, place a B square right sides to­gether on one cor­ner of A and stitch on the marked line. Trim the seam al­lowance to 1/4" and press B to the right side. Re­peat with a sec­ond B on the same short end of A to com­plete one A-B unit. Re­peat to make a sec­ond A-B unit.

3. Re­peat step 2 to make two each D-E units, and B-G and re­verse B-G units as shown in Fig­ure 2.

4. Re­peat step 2 with J and K to make two each J-K and re­verse J-K units as shown in Fig­ure 3.

5. Re­peat step 2 with J and I to make two each I-J and re­verse I-J units as shown in Fig­ure 4.

6. To com­plete one Mug block, se­lect one each A-B, D-E, B-G, J-K and I-J unit; one each re­verse B-G, J-K and I-J unit; one each C, F and H rec­tan­gle; and two each L and M strips.

7. Sew the F rec­tan­gle to the E end of the D-E unit and add a B-G and re­verse B-G unit to the top and bot­tom; press. Add an H rec­tan­gle to the top and C to the bot­tom to com­plete one han­dle unit as shown in Fig­ure 5; press.

8. Sew the han­dle unit to the A-B unit to com­plete the mug unit as shown in Fig­ure 6; press.

Sew the J-K unit to the I-J unit and the re­verse J-K unit to the re­verse I-J unit as shown in Fig­ure 7; press. Join the two units to com­plete the steam unit.

10. Sew the steam unit to the top of the mug unit to com­plete the in­ner block as shown in Fig­ure 8; press.

11. Sew L strips to the top and bot­tom, and M strips to op­po­site sides of the in­ner block to com­plete one Mug block re­fer­ring to the block draw­ing; press.

12. Re­peat steps 6–11 to com­plete a sec­ond Mug block.

COM­PLET­ING THE NINE- PATCH BLOCKS

1. To com­plete one Nine-Patch block, se­lect four N squares and five O squares. 2. Sew an N square be­tween two O squares to make an O row as shown in Fig­ure 9; press. Re­peat to make a sec­ond O row.

3. Sew an O square be­tween two N squares to make an N row as shown in Fig­ure 10; press.

4. Sew the N row be­tween the two O rows to com­plete one Nine-Patch block, re­fer­ring to the block draw­ing; press.

5. Re­peat steps 1–4 to com­plete a sec­ond Nine-Patch block.

COM­PLET­ING THE QUILT

Re­fer to the As­sem­bly Diagram for po­si­tion­ing of blocks and bor­ders.

1. Join one each Mug and Nine-Patch block to make a row; press. Re­peat to make a sec­ond row.

2. Join the two rows to com­plete the pieced cen­ter; press.

3. Sew P strips to the top and bot­tom and Q strips to op­po­site sides of the pieced cen­ter; press.

4. Sew R strips to the top and bot­tom, and S strips to op­po­site sides of the pieced cen­ter to com­plete the quilt top; press.

5. Cre­ate a quilt sand­wich re­fer­ring to Quilt­ing Ba­sics on page 94. 6. Quilt as de­sired. 7. Bind edges re­fer­ring to Quilt­ing Ba­sics on page 94 to fin­ish.

Mug 9" x 9" Fin­ished Block Make 2

Nine-Patch 9" x 9" Fin­ished Block Make 2

Ex­presso Your­self As­sem­bly Diagram 26" x 26"

Ex­presso Your­self Quilt­ing Diagram

Fig­ure 8 In­ner Block

O Row Make 2 Fig­ure 9

Fig­ure 6 Mug Unit

Fig­ure 4 Make 2 each I-J Unit

Fig­ure 5

N Row Fig­ure 10

Fig­ure 7 Steam Unit

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