QUILT A WAVY DESIGN USING A LIGHT THREAD TO TIE IN WITH THE SEAFARING THEME
YOU WILL NEED
Fabric A (blue) one (1)
Layer Cake OR thirty six (36)
5in x 10in rectangles
Fabric B (white) 3yds
Fabric C (stripe) 3½yds
Binding fabric: 5/8/ yd Backing fabric: 4½yds
Batting: 80in square
One (1) copy each of
Templates A, B and C
76in square approx.
Seam allowances are ¼in,
unless otherwise noted. Press seams open, unless
otherwise instructed. Templates include seam allowances. For templates see p89. RST = right sides together. WOF = width of fabric. Moria used the Classic Curves Ruler by
Sharon McConnell of Color Girl Quilts. Q Quilted by Birgit Hoffman of Black
Sheep Quilting. Wash and press all fabrics well
Print fabrics are from the True Blue Layer Cake by Zen Chic for Moda.
1 From Fabric A cut: Thirty six (36) pieces using Template A.
2 From Fabric B cut: Eighteen (18) 14¼in squares. Subcut along the diagonal to make thirty six (36) triangles. Trim each triangle using Template B.
3 From Fabric C cut: Thirty six (36) Template C triangles, carefully aligning the stripes with the long edge of the triangle.
4 From the binding fabric cut: Eight (8) 2½in x WOF strips.
PIECING THE QUILT
5 Take one Template A piece and one Template B piece. Fold each piece in half to find the centres of the curves. Place the two pieces RST, matching both curved ends and the centres. Pin in place at the marked centres and each end. Ease the fabric along the curve between these points and pin in place.
6 Sew along the curve with a in seam allowance, being careful not to overstretch the fabrics. Press the seam towards the Template B piece (Fig 1). Repeat steps 5– 6 to make a total of thirty six curve units.
7 Take one curve unit and one triangle piece and fold each piece in half to find the centre. Place the two pieces RST, matching the centres. Stitch along the long edge to make a block (Fig 2). Repeat to make thirty one blocks. Leave the remaining five Template C and curve units unsewn. 8 Turn the blocks on their sides and lay out in rows, referring to Fig 3 for placement. Arrange the remaining Template C and curve units at the ends of the rows as shown. Sew the blocks and triangles in rows, then sew the rows together. Trim the sides of the quilt top,
in outside the points (Fig 4).
QUILTING AND FINISHING
9 Cut the backing fabric in half across the width. Remove the selvedges and sew the two pieces together using a in seam allowance. Press the seam open.
10 Press both 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 method.
11 Quilt as desired. Birgit quilted a subtle wave design across the quilt. Trim off the excess batting and backing fabric and square up the quilt.
12 Sew the binding strips together end-to-end using diagonal seams. Press the seams open and trim the dog ears. Fold in half lengthways, wrong sides together, and press. 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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