RE­VERSE THE FAB­RICS FROM YOUR QUILT TO CRE­ATE A HIGH CON­TRAST MATCH­ING MINI

Love Patchwork & Quilting - - FESTIVE FLOCKS -

YOU WILL NEED

■ White fab­ric: ¼yd

■ Back­ground fab­ric: ¾yd

■ Back­ing fab­ric: ¾yd

■ Bat­ting: 26in square

■ Bind­ing fab­ric: ¼yd

FIN­ISHED SIZE

■ 22in square

CUT­TING OUT

1 From the white fab­ric cut:

■ Three (3) 6in squares.

■ Four (4) 2½in squares.

2 From the back­ground fab­ric cut:

■ Four (4) 2½in squares.

■ Three (3) 6in squares.

■ One (1) 6½in square.

■ Eight (8) 2½in x 4½in rec­tan­gles.

■ Eight (8) 2½in x 6½in rec­tan­gles.

■ Two (2) 2½in x 18½in rec­tan­gles.

■ Two (2) 2½in x 22½in rec­tan­gles.

3 From the bind­ing fab­ric cut:

■ Three (3) 2½in x WOF strips.

MAK­ING THE BLOCKS

4 Fol­low step 4 of the quilt in­struc­tions to make twenty four white/back­ground fab­ric 2½in HSTs.

5 Fol­low steps 6– 8 of the quilt in­struc­tions. Make four Unit A and four Unit B. As­sem­ble into one block.

PIEC­ING THE QUILT TOP

6 Add a back­ground fab­ric 2½in x 18½in rec­tan­gle to each side of the block. Then join a back­ground fab­ric 2½in x

22½in rec­tan­gle to the top and bot­tom edges of the block.

QUILT­ING AND FIN­ISH­ING

7 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 three lay­ers to­gether us­ing your pre­ferred bast­ing method.

8 Quilt as de­sired. Caro­line quilted a sim­i­lar cross hatch de­sign to her large quilt, us­ing white thread that stands out against the red back­ground fab­ric. Trim off the ex­cess bat­ting and back­ing fab­ric and square up the quilt.

9 Sew the bind­ing strips to­gether end-to-end, us­ing di­ag­o­nal seams. Press the seams open and trim away the dog ears. Fold in half length­ways, wrong sides to­gether, and press.

10 Sew the folded bind­ing strip 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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