Moroc­can Weave

Cre­ate a quilt that re­sem­bles Moroc­can floor tiles.

Quilter's World - - Contents - DE­SIGN BY BAR­BARA GAVLICK HARTNET T QUILTED BY BAR­BARA TIBUS OF QUILTS TO TREA­SURE

A quilt in­spired by floor tiles.

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• 3/ 8 yard pur­ple tonal • 5/ 8 yard medium blue tonal • 13/4 yards light blue tonal • 17/ 8 yards dark blue tonal • Back­ing to size • Bat­ting to size • Thread • Ba­sic sewing tools and sup­plies

CUT­TING

From pur­ple tonal: • Cut 2 (47/ 8" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 10 (47/ 8") E squares,

4 (41/2") B squares and 4 (21/2") F squares. From medium blue tonal: • Cut 1 (47/ 8" by fab­ric width) strip. Sub­cut strip into 4 (47/ 8") K squares

and 4 (41/2") D squares. • Cut 1 (41/2" by fab­ric width) strip. Sub­cut strip into 8 (41/2") D squares

(to to­tal 12 D squares). • Cut 2 (21/2" by fab­ric width) strips.

Sub­cut strips into 28 (21/2") J squares. From light blue tonal: • Cut 1 (47/ 8" by fab­ric width) strip. Sub­cut strip into 6 (47/ 8") H squares

and 4 (21/2" x 41/2") I rec­tan­gles. • Cut 2 (41/2" by fab­ric width) strips.

Sub­cut strips into 16 (41/2") C squares. • Cut 3 (21/2" by fab­ric width) strips.

Sub­cut strips into 36 (21/2") G squares. • Cut 5 (6" by fab­ric width) O/P strips. From dark blue tonal: • Cut 4 (21/2" by fab­ric width) strips.

Sub­cut strips into 52 (21/2") L squares. • Cut 5 (41/2" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 28 each 41/2" A squares

and 21/2" x 41/2" M rec­tan­gles. • Cut 1 (47/ 8" by fab­ric width) strip.

Sub­cut strip into 8 (47/ 8") N squares. • Cut 6 (21/4" by fab­ric width) bind­ing strips.

COM­PLET­ING THE PIECED UNITS

1. Se­lect one each G and L square and one M rec­tan­gle. 2. Sew G to L and add M to make a G-L-M unit as shown in Fig­ure 1; press. Re­peat to make a to­tal of 10 G-L-M units.

Re­peat steps 1 and 2 to make 10 re­verse G-L-M units, again re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 1. 4. Re­peat step 2 with J and L squares and I rec­tan­gles to make two each I-J-L and re­verse I-J-L units re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 2.

Re­peat step 2 with G and J squares and M rec­tan­gles to make four each G-J-M and re­verse G-J-M units re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 3. 6. Draw a di­ag­o­nal line from cor­ner to cor­ner on the wrong side of each E and K square and the re­main­ing F,G, J and L squares. 7. Re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 4, place an E square right sides to­gether with an N square and stitch 1/4" on each side of the marked line. Cut apart on the marked line; press open to com­plete two E-N units. Re­peat to make a to­tal of 12 E-N units. 8. Re­peat step 7 with E and H, H and K, and K and N to make eight E-H units and four each H-K and K-N units as shown in Fig­ure 5.

9. Re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 6, place a marked L square right sides to­gether on the E cor­ner and a marked J square on the N cor­ner of an E-N unit and stitch on the marked lines. Trim seam al­lowances to 1/4" and press L and J to the right side to com­plete one E-J-L-N unit. Re­peat to make a to­tal of eight E-J-L-N units.

10. Re­peat step 9 with the re­main­ing E-N, E-H, H-K and K-N units and the marked F,G, J and L squares to com­plete the re­main­ing pieced units re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 7 for the color com­bi­na­tions and num­ber to make of each com­bi­na­tion.

COM­PLET­ING THE QUILT

Re­fer to the Assem­bly Di­a­gram for row assem­bly and join­ing rows.

1. Ar­range and join the A,B, C and D squares and the pieced units in 12 hor­i­zon­tal rows of 10 squares/units per row; press.

2. Join the rows to com­plete the pieced cen­ter; press.

3. Join the O/P strips on the short ends to make one long strip; press. Sub­cut strip into two each 6" x 401/2" O strips and 6" x 591/2" P strips.

4. Sew O strips to the top and bot­tom, and P strips to op­po­site long sides of the pieced cen­ter to com­plete the quilt top; press.

5. Cre­ate a quilt sand­wich re­fer­ring to Quilt­ing Ba­sics on page 94. 6. Quilt as de­sired. 7. Bind edges re­fer­ring to Quilt­ing Ba­sics on page 94 to fin­ish.

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