SNOW CRYS­TAL

Com­bine icy tones with pretty pas­tels in a Half-square Tri­an­gle de­sign that evokes win­try winds and frosty morn­ings

Love Patchwork & Quilting - - SORBET SPIN - BY KRYSTINA HOP­KINS

THIS IM­PRES­SIVE DE­SIGN IS MADE UP OF JUST TWO SWEET AND SIM­PLE BLOCKS

YOU WILL NEED

■ Fab­ric A (pink) 1¼yd

■ Fab­ric B (aqua) 5/8yd

■ Fab­ric C (grey) ½yd

■ Fab­ric D (white) 2¾yds

■ Back­ing fab­ric: 3¾yds

■ Bat­ting: 66in square

■ Bind­ing fab­ric: ½yd

FIN­ISHED SIZE

■ 60in square

NOTES

■ Seam al­lowances are ¼in, un­less oth­er­wise noted.

■ Fol­low seam press­ing in­struc­tions in­cluded in the quilt pat­tern.

■ RST = right sides to­gether.

■ WOF = width of fab­ric.

■ HST = Half-square Tri­an­gle.

FAB­RICS USED

Kona Cot­ton Solids in White, Pe­tal, Aqua and Coal, all by Robert Kauf­man.

CUT­TING OUT

1 From Fab­ric A cut:

■ Two (2) 13½in x WOF strips. Sub­cut into four (4) 13¼in squares.

■ Two (2) 8in x WOF strips. Sub­cut into eight (8) 8in squares.

2 From Fab­ric B cut:

■ Four (4) 4¾in x WOF strips. Sub­cut into thirty two (32) 4¾in squares.

3 From Fab­ric C cut: ■ Two (2) 8in x WOF strips. Sub­cut into eight (8) 8in squares.

4 From Fab­ric D cut:

■ Four (4) 67/ 8in x WOF strips. Sub­cut into six­teen (16) 67/ 8in squares and four (4)

6½in squares.

■ Four (4) 8in x WOF strips. Sub­cut into six­teen (16) 8in squares.

■ Eight (8) 4¼in x WOF strips. Sub­cut into sixty four (64) 4¼in squares. Cut each square di­ag­o­nally to get one hun­dred and twenty eight (128) 4¼in HSTs.

5 From the bind­ing fab­ric cut: ■ Seven (7) 2½in x WOF strips.

FOUR-PATCH UNITS

6 Place one Fab­ric A 8in square RST with a Fab­ric D 8in square. Draw two di­ag­o­nal lines, from corner to corner, one ver­ti­cal line and one hor­i­zon­tal line on the wrong side of the Fab­ric D square.

7 Sew a ¼in seam ei­ther side of the di­ag­o­nal lines. Cut along all the marked lines to make eight HST units. Press open and trim to each HST to 3½in square (Fig 1).

8 Re­peat steps 6–7 with the re­main­ing Fab­ric A and Fab­ric C 8in squares, pair­ing each with a Fab­ric D 8in square. Make a to­tal of sixty four Fab­ric A HSTs and sixty four Fab­ric C HSTs.

9 Join two Fab­ric A HSTs and two Fab­ric C HSTs to­gether in a four-patch, re­fer­ring to Fig 2 for place­ment. Make a to­tal of thirty two HST four-patches.

ON POINT SQUARE UNITS

10 Line up the long side of one Fab­ric D 4¼in Fab­ric D HST with one side of a Fab­ric B 4¾in square. The points of the Fab­ric D HST will over­hang the cor­ners of the Fab­ric B square. Sew a ¼in seam and press open (Fig 3).

11 Re­peat step 10 on the other side of the Fab­ric B square. Trim the dog ears and re­peat for the re­main­ing two sides. Trim to 6½in square, care­fully cen­tring the block (Fig 4).

12 Re­peat steps 10–11 for the re­main­ing Fab­ric D 4¼in HSTs and Fab­ric B 4¾in squares to make a to­tal of thirty two on point square blocks.

AS­SEM­BLING THE BLOCKS

13 Join two HST four-patches and two on point square blocks into a four-patch (Fig 5). Re­peat to make a to­tal of six­teen blocks.

PIEC­ING THE BOR­DER

14 Take one Fab­ric A 13¼in square and four Fab­ric D 67/ 8in squares. Mark from corner to corner on the wrong side of the Fab­ric D squares. Place a Fab­ric D square on op­po­site cor­ners of the Fab­ric A square, RST, so the marked lines match up and the Fab­ric D cor­ners over­lap in the cen­tre.

15 Sew ¼in from both sides of the marked line. Cut along the line and press both units to­wards Fab­ric D (Fig 6).

16 Place one re­main­ing Fab­ric D square RST on the Fab­ric A corner of each unit from step 15, so the marked line runs from the Fab­ric A corner to be­tween the Fab­ric D squares. Sew a ¼in seam ei­ther side of the marked line. Cut along the lines and press to­wards Fab­ric D to make two Fly­ing Geese units (Fig 7). Trim to 12½in x 6½in. Re­peat to make a to­tal of six­teen Fly­ing Geese units.

17 Sew four Fly­ing Geese units into a strip. Re­peat to make four bor­der strips. Add a Fab­ric A 6½in block to both ends of two of the bor­der strips.

AS­SEM­BLING THE QUILT TOP

18 Ar­range the four-patch blocks into four rows of four, re­fer­ring to the

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