Bun­dled Up in Batiks

The sim­ple blocks with the triple-pieced sashing and large cor­ner­stones make this an easy yet stun­ning quilt.

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MA­TE­RI­ALS

• As­sorted batik scraps at least

41/2" wide • 1 yard teal batik • 15/ 8 yards gold batik • 2 yards brown batik • Back­ing to size • Bat­ting to size* • Thread • Ba­sic sewing tools and sup­plies *Warm & Nat­u­ral bat­ting from The Warm Com­pany used to make sam­ple.

CUT­TING From batik scraps:

• Cut 24 (41/2") A squares. • Cut 24 (41/2" x 81/2") B rec­tan­gles. • Cut 12 (41/2" x 121/2") C strips.

From teal batik:

• Cut 11 (11/2" by fab­ric width) E strips. • Cut 2 (31/2" by fab­ric width) strips.

Sub­cut strips into 20 (31/2") F squares.

From gold batik:

• Cut 22 (11/2" by fab­ric width) D strips. • Cut 6 (13/4" by fab­ric width) G/H strips.

From brown batik:

• Cut 7 (51/2" by fab­ric width) I/J strips. • Cut 8 (21/4" by fab­ric width) bind­ing strips.

COM­PLET­ING THE BLOCKS

1. Se­lect two A squares, two B rec­tan­gles and one C strip to com­plete one Batik Chunks block. 2. Join the two A squares; press. 3. Sew one B rec­tan­gle to one long edge as shown in Fig­ure 1; press.

4. Sew a sec­ond B rec­tan­gle to the bot­tom edge of the pieced unit to make an A-B unit as shown in Fig­ure 2; press.

5. Sew C to the right edge of the A-B unit to com­plete one Batik Chunks block re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 3; press. 6. Re­peat steps 1–5 to com­plete a to­tal of 12 Batik Chunks blocks.

COM­PLET­ING THE SASHING STRIPS

1. Sew an E strip be­tween two D strips with right sides to­gether along length to make a D-E strip set; press. Re­peat to make a to­tal of 11 D-E strip sets.

2. Sub­cut the D-E strip sets into 31 (31/2" x 121/2") sashing strips as shown in Fig­ure 4.

COM­PLET­ING THE QUILT

Re­fer to the As­sem­bly Diagram for po­si­tion­ing of blocks in rows and the place­ment of all sashing and bor­der strips.

1. Ar­range and join three Batik Chunks blocks with four sashing strips to make a block row; press. Re­peat to make a to­tal of four block rows.

2. Join three sashing strips with four F squares to make a sashing row; press. Re­peat to make a to­tal of five sashing rows.

3. Ar­range and join the block rows with the sashing rows to com­plete the pieced cen­ter; press.

4. Join the G/H strips on the short ends to make one long strip; press. Sub­cut strip into two each 13/4" x 631/2" G strips and 13/4" x 51" H strips.

5. Sew G strips to op­po­site long sides and H strips to the top and bot­tom of the pieced cen­ter; press.

6. Join the I/J strips on the short ends to make one long strip; press. Sub­cut strip into two each 51/2" x 66" I strips and 51/2" x 61" J strips.

7. Sew I strips to op­po­site long sides and J strips to the top and bot­tom of the pieced cen­ter to com­plete the quilt top; press.

8. Cre­ate a quilt sand­wich re­fer­ring to Quilt­ing Ba­sics on page 94.

9. Quilt as de­sired. 10. Bind edges re­fer­ring to Quilt­ing Ba­sics on page 94 to fin­ish.

Fig­ure 1

The pos­si­bil­i­ties for this quilt are end­less. By them­ing your fab­rics or col­ors you could make this fun quilt a dozen ways, and it would never look the same. These tra­di­tional prints com­ple­ment the de­sign but are only one of many op­tions.

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