Love Patchwork & Quilting
PEBBLE AND SPARK
Feel the heat with Karin Jordan’s desert-inspired quilt in soft greys and pops of fresh aqua.
IF YOU DON’T HAVE ROOM TO LAY OUT ALL YOUR SQUARES AT ONCE, JUST PIECE ONE ROW AT A TIME. MAKE A COPY OF THE DIAGRAM AND CHECK OFF ROWS AS YOU WORK.
Seam allowances are ¼in, unless otherwise noted. Press seams open, unless otherwise instructed. RST = right sides together. WOF = width of fabric. HST = half-square triangle. Long-arm quilted by Mary Gregory seemaryquilt.com
The print fabrics are all from the Coyote collection by Hawthorne Threads.
Cut the print fabrics as follows:
Fabric A – six (6) 5in squares. Fabric B – eight (8) 5in squares. Fabric C – six (6) 5in squares. Fabric D – thirty-two (32) 5in squares. Fabric E – ten (10) 5in squares and four (4) 4½in squares. Fabric F – four (4) 5in squares.
From background fabric cut sixty-six (66) 5in squares and one hundred and sixteen (116) 4½in squares.
From binding fabric cut seven (7) 2½in x WOF strips.
PREPARING THE HST UNITS
Pair each 5in print square with a 5in background square, RST. Mark a diagonal line across the reverse of one square. Sew a ¼in seam parallel to either side of your line.
Cut along the marked line and press open, creating two HST units. Repeat for all the pairs of 5in squares.
Trim each unit down to 4½in square. Repeat for all HST units.
ASSEMBLE THE QUILT TOP
Arrange the HST units and 4½in squares, as shown in the layout diagram, in eighteen rows of fourteen squares.
Sew each row of squares and HST units together into one strip. Press seams to
one side, alternating which way you press the seams – first row press to the left, second row press to the right, and so on.
Sew rows into pairs, nesting the seams as you go. Sew the pairs together until the quilt top is complete.
QUILTING AND FINISHING
Prepare the backing by cutting in half and sewing together along the long edges. Layer the quilt top, batting and backing together and baste. Quilt as desired. Our sample was long-arm quilted by Mary Gregory (seemaryquilt.com).
Sewing the binding strips together into one long length and press in half, wrong sides together. Attach the binding to the quilt and finish using your preferred method.