Sea­sonal Shades

The thin black par­tial frames cre­ate the il­lu­sion of a zigzag pat­tern be­tween the blocks.

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MA­TE­RI­ALS

• 3/8 yard green small leaf print • 3/8 yard or­ange tonal • 3/8 yard green tonal • 3/4 yard gold tonal • 2 yards black solid • 21/8 yards large leaf print • 41/2 yards back­ing • Bat­ting 64" x 77" • Thread • Ba­sic sewing tools and sup­plies

CUT­TING

From green small leaf print: • Cut 2 (41/2" by fab­ric width) A strips. From or­ange tonal: • Cut 4 (21/4" by fab­ric width) F strips. From green tonal: • Cut 4 (21/4" by fab­ric width) D strips. From gold tonal: • Cut 3 (41/2" by fab­ric width) strips.

Sub­cut into 24 (41/2") I squares. • Cut 5 (11/2" by fab­ric width) M/N strips. From black solid: • Cut 4 (1" by fab­ric width) B strips. • Cut 16 (1" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut into 24 each 1" x 51/2" Cs trips,1"x9"Hs trips and 1" x91/2"Js trips. • Cut 5 (2" by fab­ric width) K/L strips. • Cut 6 (11/2" by fab­ric width) Q/R strips. • Cut 7 (21/4" by fab­ric width)

bind­ing strips. From large leaf print: • Cut 8 (21/4" by fab­ric width) E strips. • Cut 2 (4" by fab­ric width) strips.

Sub­cut into 24 (21/4" x4 ") G pieces. • Cut 6 (21/2" by fab­ric width) O/P strips. • Cut 6 (31/2" by fab­ric width) S/T strips.

COM­PLET­ING THE BLOCKS

1. Sew an A strip be­tween two B strips to make an A-B strip set re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 1. Re­peat. Sub­cut the strip sets into 12 (41/2" x 51/2") A-B units.

2. Sew a D strip to an E strip to make a D-E strip set as shown in Fig­ure 2. Re­peat to make four strip sets. Sub­cut the strip sets into 12 (51/2" x 4") D-E units and 12 (71/4" x 4") D-E units. 3. Sew an E strip to an F strip to make an E-F strip set re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 3. Re­peat to make four strip sets. Sub­cut the strip sets into 12 (51/2" x 4") E-F units and 12 (71/4" x 4") E-F units. 4. To piece one block, sew a C strip to op­po­site sides of an A-B unit as shown in Fig­ure 4; add a 51/2" x 4" D-E unit to the left edge and a 51/2" x 4" E-F unit to the right edge to com­plete the block cen­ter row.

SPEC­I­FI­CA­TIONS Skill Level: In­ter­me­di­ate Quilt Size: 56" x 69" Block Size: 13" x 13" Num­ber of Blocks: 12

5. Sew G to one end of a 71/4" x 4" D-E unit and a 71/4" x 4" E-F unit re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 5; add an H strip to the E edge of each pieced unit and then an I square to the end to com­plete the block top and bot­tom rows.

6. Sew a J strip to op­po­site E edges of the cen­ter row with a par­tial seam as shown in Fig­ure 6.

7. Join the top, bot­tom and cen­ter rows as shown in Fig­ure 7; stitch the re­main­ing end of each J strip to com­plete one Sea­sonal Shades block. 8. Re­peat steps 4–7 to com­plete a to­tal of 12 Sea­sonal Shades blocks.

COM­PLET­ING THE QUILT

1. Ar­range and join the blocks in four rows of three blocks each re­fer­ring to the Assem­bly Di­a­gram to com­plete the pieced cen­ter; press.

2. Join the K/L strips to make a long strip. Sub­cut into two 2" x 521/2" K strips and two 2" x 421/2" L strips.

3. Join the M/N strips to make a long strip. Sub­cut into two 11/2" x 551/2" M strips and two 11/2" x 441/2" N strips.

4. Join the O/P strips to make a long strip. Sub­cut into two 21/2" x 571/2" O strips and two 21/2" x 481/2" P strips.

5. Join the Q/R strips to make a long strip. Sub­cut into two 11/2" x 611/2" Q strips and two 11/2" x 501/2" R strips.

6. Join the S/T strips to make a long strip. Sub­cut into two 31/2" x 631/2" S strips and two 31/2" x 561/2" T strips.

7. Add the K–T bor­der strips to the pieced cen­ter in al­pha­bet­i­cal or­der re­fer­ring to the Assem­bly Di­a­gram to com­plete the quilt top.

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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