Friends & Fam­ily

Sim­ple appliqué over a strip-pieced back­ground makes a beau­ti­ful quilt that can also be used as a fam­ily tree or sig­na­ture quilt.

Quilter's World - - Contents - DE­SIGN BY BEV GETSCHEL

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• 1 fat quar­ter light brown batik • 3/8 yard each 4 light aqua batiks • 3/8 yard green batik • 5/8 yard dark brown batik • 7/8 yard medium aqua batik • 11/3 yards char­coal batik • 15/8 yards gray/brown batik • 37/8 yards back­ing • Bat­ting 58" x 66" • Thread • 11/4 yards 18"-wide fusible web • Spray starch • Ba­sic sewing tools and sup­plies

CUT­TING

From light brown batik: • Cut leaf shapes as per pat­tern. From the 4 light aqua batiks: • Cut 2 (21/2" by fab­ric width) strips each fab­ric. Ran­domly sub­cut into 1 each of the fol­low­ing strips: 21/2" x 37" B, 21/2" x 36" C, 21/2" x 28" E, 21/2" x 24" F, 21/2" x 20" G, 21/2" x 16" H, 21/2" x 4" K1, 21/2" x 10" M1 and 21/2" x 14" O1. • Cut 3 (21/2" by fab­ric width) strips to­tal.

Sub­cut into 3 (21/2" x 40") A1 strips. • Cut 1 (21/2" by fab­ric width) strip each fab­ric. Ran­domly sub­cut into 2 each of the fol­low­ing: 21/2" x6" L, 21/2" x 12" N and 21/2" x 16" P, 21/2" x 18" Q1 and 3 (21/2" x 8") J. From green batik: • Cut 4 (21/2" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut into 1 each of the fol­low­ing strips: 21/2" x 40" A2, 21/2" x 32" D, 21/2" x 12" I, 21/2" x 14" O2, 21/2" x 18" Q2 and 21/2" x 10" M2. Sub­cut into 2 (21/2" x 4") K2 pieces. From dark brown batik: • See in­struc­tions for cut­ting bias stems. • Cut leaf shapes as per pat­tern. From medium aqua batik: • Cut 4 (21/2" by fab­ric width) U strips. • Cut 5 (21/2" by fab­ric width) V/W strips. From char­coal batik: • Cut 3 (61/2" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut into 36 (21/2" x 61/2")

R rec­tan­gles. • Cut 6 (21/2" by fab­ric width) T strips. • Cut leaf shapes as per pat­tern. From gray/brown batik: • Cut 2 (21/2" by fab­ric width) S strips. • Cut 5 (41/2" by fab­ric width) X strips. • Cut 6 (21/4" by fab­ric width)

bind­ing strips. • Cut leaf shapes as per pat­tern.

COM­PLET­ING THE CEN­TER PANEL

1. Ar­range and join the A–K pieces to make a Z1 strip sec­tion as shown in Fig­ure 1, off­set­ting A1 and A2 pieces 2" and cen­ter­ing the re­main­ing pieces; press.

2. Ar­range and join pieces in­di­cated in Fig­ure 2 to make a Z2 strip sec­tion, align­ing one short end of each strip; press. 3. Join the Z1 and Z2 strip sec­tions as shown in Fig­ure 3; press. 7. 4. Trim the strip sec­tion to 261/2" x 341/2" as shown in Fig­ure 4.

5. Ap­ply spray starch to bias edges or staystitch 1/8" from edges to sta­bi­lize and keep bias edges from stretch­ing.

6. Cut one cor­ner of the dark brown batik at a 45-de­gree an­gle as shown in Fig­ure 5.

Cut and ap­ply a4" x 30" strip of fusible web to the wrong side of the an­gled edge of the strip; trim ex­cess at edges.

8. To make stem pieces, cut six or seven 1/2"-wide bias strips from the fused sec­tion re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 6. Do not re­move pa­per at this time. 9. Pre­pare leaf shapes for your fa­vorite method of appliqué re­fer­ring to Raw-Edge Fusible Appliqué on page 88 or to the Quilt­ing Ba­sics on page 110.

10. Lay the pieced sec­tion on a large iron­ing sur­face. Us­ing a fab­ric mark­ing pen­cil, sketch stem lines onto the back­ground re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 7 and project photo for guid­ance.

11. When sat­is­fied with sketch, re­move pa­per back­ings and place one bias stem strip on the sec­tion and be­gin­ning at the bot­tom edge, iron the strip in place, curv­ing the strip as you press. If you need longer pieces, over­lap strips slightly and trim ex­cess as nec­es­sary. Re­peat with all stem strips. 12. Blan­ket-stitch edges of stem pieces. 13. Ar­range, fuse and blan­ket­stitch all leaf shapes in place on the stems as de­sired to com­plete the pieced cen­ter.

COM­PLET­ING THE BOX BLOCKS

1. Sew an S strip be­tween two T strips to make an S-T strip set; press. Re­peat to make two S-T strip sets. 2. Sub­cut the S-T strip sets into 18 (21/2" x 61/2") S-T units re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 8.

3. To com­plete one Box block, sew an R rec­tan­gle to op­po­site sides of an S-T unit as shown in Fig­ure 9; press. Re­peat to make a to­tal of 18 Box blocks.

COM­PLET­ING THE QUILT

1. Sew a U strip to op­po­site sides of a T strip to make a T-U strip set; press. Re­peat to make a sec­ond T-U strip set.

2. Sub­cut the T-U strip sets into 18 (21/2" x 61/2") T-U units re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 10.

3. Join four Box blocks with five T-U units to make a side strip re­fer­ring to the Assem­bly Di­a­gram; press. Re­peat to make a sec­ond side strip.

4. Sew the side strips to op­po­site sides of the pieced cen­ter.

5. Join five Box blocks with four T-U units to make the top strip re­fer­ring to the Assem­bly Di­a­gram. Re­peat to make the bot­tom strip. Sew these strips to the top and bot­tom of the pieced cen­ter.

6. Join the V/W strips to make a long strip. Sub­cut into two 21/2" x 461/2" V strips and two 21/2" x 421/2" W strips. Sew V then W strips to the pieced cen­ter re­fer­ring to the Assem­bly Di­a­gram.

7. Join the X strips to make a long strip. Sub­cut into four 41/2" x 501/2" X strips. Sew a strip to op­po­site sides and then 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 110. 9. Quilt as de­sired.

10. Bind re­fer­ring to Quilt­ing Ba­sics on page 110 to fin­ish.

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