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.

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MA­TE­RI­ALS

• 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.

PROJECT NOTE

This quilt shares pat­terns with the Ready for the Beach Tote on page 78.

CUT­TING

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"

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Fig­ure 1

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Fig­ure 3

Sum­mer­time Fun Beach Quilt Quilt­ing Di­a­gram

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