Echoes

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MA­TE­RI­ALS

• Ma­te­ri­als given make 1 run­ner and 4 each place mats and nap­kin rings. • 28 (9") squares as­sorted ivory, taupe, brown, gray and green batiks • 3/4 yard dark brown/gray batik • Back­ing to size for run­ner • 4 (22") back­ing squares for

place mats • Bat­ting to size for run­ner • 4 (22") bat­ting squares for place mats and 4 (1" x 81/2") C bat­ting strips • Thread • 4 (7/8") dec­o­ra­tive but­tons • Tem­plate ma­te­rial • 14"-di­am­e­ter round ob­ject or

cir­cle tem­plate • Ba­sic sewing tools and sup­plies

CUT­TING

Pre­pare tem­plates us­ing the pat­terns given on pages 30 and 31. From each of the as­sorted batiks: • Cut 1 each A and B piece us­ing

pre­pared tem­plates. From dark brown/gray batik: • Cut 21/4"-wide bias strips and join to make a 112"-long bind­ing strip for the run­ner and a 200" strip for the place mats. • Cut 4 (2" x 81/2") C strips.

COM­PLET­ING THE BLOCKS

1. Pair each A piece with a con­trast­ing B piece. Ar­range four A-B pairs as shown in Fig­ure 1 for one block. Re­peat with re­main­ing pairs for a to­tal of seven blocks. When sat­is­fied with the ar­range­ments, pin each set of A-B pairs to­gether and then the four A-B pairs for each block.

2. Se­lect one set of four pinned A-B pairs for one block. To piece one A-B unit, place the B piece on top of A and pin at each end of the curved seam and one at the mid­point, match­ing the notches as shown in Fig­ure 2.

3. Sew care­fully along the curved seam as shown in Fig­ure 3, re­mov­ing pins as you sew.

4. Re­peat steps 2 and 3 with the re­main­ing three sets of A-B pairs. Press seams as shown in Fig­ure 4.

5. Ar­range the four A-B units with A pieces on the in­side, again re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 4; join to com­plete one Echo block.

6. Re­peat steps 2–5 to com­plete a to­tal of seven Echo blocks.

COM­PLET­ING THE RUN­NER

1. Se­lect and join three Echo blocks to com­plete the pieced run­ner top.

2. Cre­ate a quilt sand­wich re­fer­ring to Quilt­ing Ba­sics on page 110. 3. Quilt as de­sired. 4. Use 14"-di­am­e­ter ob­ject or cir­cle tem­plate to round each end of the run­ner re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 5 and the Place­ment Di­a­gram. 5. Bind re­fer­ring to Quilt­ing Ba­sics on page 110 to fin­ish.

COM­PLET­ING THE PLACE MATS

1. Cre­ate a quilt sand­wich with one Echo block and a 22" bat­ting and back­ing square re­fer­ring to Quilt­ing Ba­sics on page 110. 2. Quilt as de­sired. 3. Use a 14"-di­am­e­ter ob­ject or cir­cle tem­plate to round all edges to com­plete one quilted place mat.

4. Re­peat steps 1–3 to make a to­tal of four quilted place mats.

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

COM­PLET­ING THE NAP­KIN RINGS

1. Fold a C strip in half with right sides to­gether along the length and pin to a C bat­ting strip. Sew along all raw edges, leav­ing a 2" open­ing in the cen­ter re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 6.

Fig­ure 6

2. Trim bat­ting close to seam, trim cor­ners and turn right side out through the open­ing; press flat. Fold seam al­lowance open­ing to the in­side; hand-stitch open­ing closed.

3. Top­stitch 1/4" from edges all around.

4. Make a ma­chine but­ton­hole on one side 5/8" from the end and sew the but­ton 7/8" from the op­po­site end as shown in Fig­ure 7 to fin­ish the nap­kin ring. 5. Re­peat steps 1–4 to com­plete a to­tal of four nap­kin rings.

Echo 14" x 14" Fin­ished Block Make 7

Fig­ure 4

Fig­ure 3

Fig­ure 2

Fig­ure 1

Echoes Place Mat Place­ment Di­a­gram 14" di­am­e­ter Make 4

Echoes Nap­kin Ring Place­ment Di­a­gram 3/ 4" x 8" Make 4

Fig­ure 5

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