BACK THE QUILT WITH A FRESH FLO­RAL PRINT TO MAKE IT AN ALL YEAR ROUND DE­SIGN!

Love Patchwork & Quilting - - FESTIVE FLOCKS -

YOU WILL NEED

■ Red print fab­rics: 1yd in to­tal

■ Back­ground fab­ric: 4yds

■ Back­ing fab­ric: 3¾yds

■ Bat­ting: 66in square

■ Bind­ing fab­ric: ½yd

FIN­ISHED SIZE

■ 62in square

NOTES

■ Seam al­lowances are ¼in, un­less oth­er­wise noted.

■ Press seams open, un­less oth­er­wise in­structed.

■ RST = right sides to­gether.

■ HST = Half-square Tri­an­gle.

■ WOF = width of fab­ric.

■ Wash and press all fab­rics well be­fore cut­ting.

FAB­RICS USED

Print fab­rics are from the Ba­sics and Smit­ten col­lec­tions from Bon­nie & Camille for Moda.

CUT­TING OUT

1 From the print fab­rics cut a to­tal of:

■ Twenty seven (27) 6in squares.

■ Thirty six (36) 2½in squares.

2 From the back­ground fab­ric cut:

■ Thirty seven (37) 2½in squares.

■ Twenty seven (27) 6in squares.

■ Nine (9) 6½in squares.

■ Seventy two (72) 2½in x 4½in rec­tan­gles.

■ Seventy two (72) 2½in x 6½in rec­tan­gles.

■ Nine (9) 2½in x 18½in rec­tan­gles.

■ Fif­teen (15) 2½in x 20½in rec­tan­gles.

3 From the bind­ing fab­ric cut:

■ Seven (7) 2½in x WOF strips.

MAK­ING THE HSTS

4 Place a print fab­ric 6in square RST with a back­ground fab­ric 6in square. On the wrong side of one of the squares, mark both di­ag­o­nals. Sew ¼in along each side of both lines. Cut the fab­ric square in half ver­ti­cally and hor­i­zon­tally, and then cut along the marked lines to cre­ate eight Half-square Tri­an­gle units (Fig 1). Trim each HST to mea­sure 2½in square.

5 Re­peat step 4, pair­ing the re­main­ing print fab­ric and back­ground fab­ric 6in squares to cre­ate a to­tal of two hun­dred and six­teen 2½in HSTs.

PIEC­ING THE BLOCKS

6 Ar­range two HSTs, one print 2 in square, one back­ground 2 in square, one back­ground 2 in x 4 in strip and one back­ground 2 in x 6 in strip, as shown in Fig 2. Join the squares to­gether in a four patch. Add the smaller back­ground strip to the bot­tom, and then join the longer strip to the left side to com­plete one Unit A. Make thirty six Unit A. If you are us­ing dif­fer­ent fab­rics for each block, make four Unit A from each fab­ric.

7 Ar­range four HSTs with one back­ground

2 in x 4 in strip and one back­ground

2 in x 6 in strip, as shown in Fig 3. Join as in the pre­vi­ous step, mak­ing sure to join the longer strip to the right hand side to com­plete one Unit B. Make thirty six Unit B. If you are us­ing dif­fer­ent fab­rics for each block, make four Unit B from each fab­ric.

8 Ar­range four Unit A and four Unit B with one 6 in back­ground square as shown (Fig 4). Sew the units into rows, and then sew the rows to­gether to cre­ate the block. Re­peat to make a to­tal of nine blocks.

9 Add one back­ground fab­ric 2 in x

18 in rec­tan­gle to the right side of each block. Then add one back­ground fab­ric 2 in x 20 in rec­tan­gle to the bot­tom of each block.

AS­SEM­BLING THE QUILT TOP

10 Ar­range the blocks in three rows of three, mak­ing sure that the sash­ing re­mains at the right side and bot­tom edge of each block. Sew the blocks in each row to­gether, and then sew the rows to­gether.

11 Join three back­ground fab­ric 2 in x

20 in rec­tan­gles to­gether in one long strip. Sew this strip to the left side of the quilt top. To en­sure that such a long strip of sash­ing does not stretch in places, line up the seams in the sash­ing to the seams be­tween your blocks.

12 Join three back­ground fab­ric

2 in x 20 in rec­tan­gles to­gether in one long strip, then add a 2 in square to one end. Sew this strip to the top edge of the quilt top. The square at the end should line up with the strip of sash­ing on the left side of the quilt top (see Lay­out Di­a­gram).

QUILT­ING AND FIN­ISH­ING

13 Cut the back­ing fab­ric in half across the width. Re­move the selvedges and sew the two pieces to­gether us­ing a in seam.

14 Press the quilt top and back­ing well. Make a quilt sand­wich by plac­ing the back­ing fab­ric right side down, the bat­ting on top, then place the quilt top cen­trally and right side up. Baste the lay­ers to­gether us­ing your pre­ferred method.

15 Quilt as de­sired. Caro­line quilted a di­ag­o­nal cross hatch de­sign with square de­tails. Trim off the ex­cess bat­ting and back­ing fab­ric and square up the quilt.

16 Sew the bind­ing strips to­gether end-to-end us­ing di­ag­o­nal seams. Press the seams open. Fold in half length­ways, wrong sides to­gether and press.

17 Sew the bind­ing to the right side of the quilt, creat­ing a neat mitre at each corner. Fold the bind­ing over to the back of the quilt and hand stitch in place to fin­ish.

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