Summertime Fun Beach Quilt
With the help of your scrap basket you can make this awesome beach quilt. It uses an easy fusible appliqué technique that can be lots of fun on a free afternoon.
Here’s a fun scrap buster!
• Assorted bright scraps at least 12"
square or fat quarters • 3/4 yard white-with-pink dots • 1 yard aqua check • 13/ 8 yards cream tonal • 15/ 8 yards pink tonal • Backing to size • Batting to size • Thread* • Template material • 2 yards 15"-wide lightweight
fusible web* • Basic sewing tools and supplies *Lightweight Wonder-Under® fusible web from Pellon; Aurifil thread used to make sample.
This quilt shares patterns with the Ready for the Beach Tote on page 78.
Prepare templates for appliqué pieces using patterns given. Cut pieces for fusible appliqué as directed on patterns and referring to Raw-Edge Fusible Appliqué on page 14. Notes: Trace eight flip-flop base pieces and reverse the template to trace another set to make matching pairs; repeat with the thong pieces. A matching pair of flip-flops equals one motif. Sunglasses lenses and decorative circles on some flip-flops are fussy-cut on sample. From white-with-pink dots: • Cut 5 (41/2" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 2 (41/2" x 40") J strips.
Set aside remaining 3 strips for K. From aqua check: • Cut 1 (81/2" by fabric width) strip.
Subcut strip into 12 (2" x 81/2") E strips. • Cut 8 (2" by fabric width) strips. Trim 2 strips to make 2" x 40" G strips;
set aside remaining 6 strips for F. From cream tonal: • Cut 2 (81/2" by fabric width) strips.
Subcut strips into 8 (81/2") A squares. • Cut 2 (121/2" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 8 (81/2" x 121/2")
B rectangles. From pink tonal: • Cut 1 (81/2" by fabric width) strip.
Subcut strip into 32 (11/4" x 81/2") C strips. • Cut 1 (121/2" by fabric width) strip. Subcut strip into 16 each 11/4" x 121/2" D strips and 11/4" x 81/2" C strips (48 C strips total). • Cut 5 (11/4" by fabric width) strips. Trim 2 strips to make 11/4" x 40" H strips;
set aside remaining 3 strips for I. • Cut 6 (21/4" by fabric width) binding strips.
My love of the bright and whimsical with a splash of summer fun was the inspiration for this summer quilt with a matching tote. My two young granddaughters pulled fabrics from my stash that they thought were needed for this project. I might have to duplicate the design so they each can have a quilt of their own.” —Karen DuMont
COMPLETING THE BLOCKS
Refer to the Assembly Diagram for positioning of motifs on blocks.
1. Arrange and fuse one flip-flop motif to each B rectangle, leaving at least 5/8" between the rectangle’s edges and the motif, referring to the Flip-Flop Motif on page 15 for order to fuse and to the manufacturer’s instructions. Note: Some flip-flops have a decorative circle on top of the thong.
2. Repeat step 1 with all B rectangles to complete a total of eight fused rectangles.
3. Arrange and fuse one sunglasses motif to A, referring to the Sunglasses Motif on page 13 for order to fuse and to the manufacturer’s instructions.
4. Repeat step 3 to complete a total of four fused squares. Repeat with reversed sunglasses motifs to make four reversed fused squares.
5. Using thread to match fabrics and a machine blanket stitch, stitch around each shape to secure.
6. Fold and press each C and D strip in half along length with wrong sides together to make C and D flange pieces as shown in Figure 1.
7. With raw edges even and folded edge toward the square center, machine-baste C strips to opposite sides of each fused square and reversed fused square as shown in Figure 2.
8. Repeat step 7 with C strips on the top and bottom of each square to complete four each Sunglasses and Reversed Sunglasses blocks referring to Figure 3.
9. Repeat steps 7 and 8 with D strips on opposite long sides and C strips on the top and bottom of each fused rectangle to make eight Flip-Flops blocks as shown in Figure 4.
COMPLETING THE QUILT
Refer to the Assembly Diagram for construction steps.
1. Join one each Sunglasses and Reversed Sunglasses blocks and two Flip-Flops blocks with three E strips to make a vertical row; press. Repeat to make a total of four vertical rows, alternating the placement of the blocks and placing Sunglasses and Reversed Sunglasses blocks in rows as desired. Press seams toward the E strips, leaving the C and D strips flat on top of the blocks.
2. Join the F strips on the short ends to make one long strip; press. Subcut strip into five 2" x 45" F strips.
3. Join the vertical rows with five F strips, beginning and ending with an F strip; press seams toward F, leaving the C and D strips flat on top of the blocks.
4. Sew a G strip to the top and bottom of the joined rows to complete the quilt center; press seams toward G.
5. Fold and press the H strips with wrong sides together along length to make flange strips. Machine-baste the H flange strips to the top and bottom of the quilt center as in step 7 of Completing the Blocks.
6. Join the I strips on the short ends to make one long strip; press. Subcut strip into two 11/4" x 48" I strips. Repeat step 5 and machine-baste the strips to opposite long sides of the quilt center; press.
7. Sew the J strips to the top and bottom of the quilt center; press seams toward J, leaving the H strips flat on top of G.
8. Join the K strips on the short ends to make one long strip; press. Subcut strip into two 41/2" x 56" K strips.
9. Sew the K strips to opposite long sides of the quilt center to complete the quilt top; press seams toward K, leaving the I strips flat on top of F.
10. Create a quilt sandwich referring to Quilting Basics on page 94. 11. Quilt as desired. 12. Bind edges referring to Quilting Basics on page 94 to finish.
Summertime Fun Beach Quilt Assembly Diagram 471/ 2" x 551/ 2"
Summertime Fun Beach Quilt Quilting Diagram