Sil­ver Frost

Stitch a tra­di­tional quilt block with a soft up­dated feel us­ing co­or­di­nat­ing batiks.

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A tra­di­tional quilt with lots of op­tions.

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• 7/ 8 yard light gray batik* • 15/ 8 yards dark gray batik* • 4 yards white-with- gray batik* • Back­ing to size • Bat­ting to size • Thread* • Ba­sic sewing tools and sup­plies *Sol­stice fab­ric col­lec­tion by Fourth & Sixth De­signs for Is­land Batik; Su­pe­rior Threads So Fine! thread used to make sam­ple.

CUT­TING From light gray batik:

• Cut 4 (37/ 8" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 32 (37/ 8") C squares and 5 (21/2") H squares. Cut each C square in half on 1 di­ag­o­nal to make 64 C tri­an­gles. • Cut 3 (31/2" by fab­ric width) strips.

Sub­cut strips into 32 (31/2") D squares. From dark gray batik: • Cut 6 (31/2" by fab­ric width) strips.

Sub­cut strips into 64 (31/2") E squares. • Cut 1 (21/2" by fab­ric width) strip.

Sub­cut strip into 12 (21/2") I squares. • Cut 8 (21/4" by fab­ric width) bind­ing strips. From white-with-gray batik: • Cut 9 (31/2" by fab­ric width) strips.

Sub­cut strips into 96 (31/2") A squares. • Cut 4 (37/ 8" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 32 (37/ 8") squares. Cut each square in half on 1 di­ag­o­nal to make 64 B tri­an­gles. • Cut 3 (121/2" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 40 (21/2" x 121/2") F strips and 8 (21/2") G squares. • Cut 7 (61/2" by fab­ric width) J/K strips.

COM­PLET­ING THE BLOCKS

1. Sew A to E to make an A-E unit as shown in Fig­ure 1; press. Re­peat to make a to­tal of 64 A-E units.

2. Join two A-E units to make a dark cor­ner unit as shown in Fig­ure 2; press. Re­peat to make 32 dark cor­ner units.

3. Sew B to C along the di­ag­o­nal to make a B-C unit as shown in Fig­ure 3; press. Re­peat to make a to­tal of 64 B-C units.

4. Sew a B-C unit to D to make a B-C-D unit and a B-C unit to A to make an A-B-C unit as shown in Fig­ure 4; press. Re­peat to make a to­tal of 32 each B-C-D and A-B-C units.

5. Join one each B-C-D and A-B-C unit to make a light cor­ner unit as shown in Fig­ure 5; press. Re­peat to make a to­tal of 32 light cor­ner units.

Sil­ver Frost 12" x 12" Fin­ished Block Make 16

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