Combine icy tones with pretty pastels in a Half-square Triangle design that evokes wintry winds and frosty mornings
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
■ 60in square
■ 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.
Kona Cotton Solids in White, Petal, Aqua and Coal, all by Robert Kaufman.
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)
■ 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.
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