LIT­TLE HILLS

Love Patchwork & Quilting - - COURTHOUSE STEPS - BY KAREN LEWIS

NOTES

■ Seam al­lowances are ¼in, un­less oth­er­wise noted.

■ Press seams open un­less oth­er­wise in­structed.

■ Press all fab­rics well be­fore cut­ting.

■ For templates, see p87.

FAB­RICS USED

Print fab­rics are from the Blue­berry Park 3 col­lec­tion by Karen Lewis Textiles for Robert Kauf­man.

CUT­TING OUT

1

From the print fab­ric cut:

■ Nine (9) pieces us­ing the Curve tem­plate as a guide.

2

From the white fab­ric cut:

■ Nine (9) 2½in squares.

AP­PLIQUÉ CURVES

3

Pin a print curve on top of a white square, right sides up, align­ing the bot­tom edges and cen­tring the print piece.

4

Baste the curve in place ap­prox. ¼in inside the edges of the print fab­ric, us­ing a con­trast­ing coloured thread. Stitch in place us­ing nee­dle turn ap­pliqué. Tie a knot in the end of your thread and bring the nee­dle through from the back of the white fab­ric at the bot­tom.

5

Turn­ing the raw edge of the mo­tif un­der

1/8in with the point of your nee­dle as you go, sew in place us­ing small slip stitches all the way around. When you get to a curved area work your stitches closer to­gether us­ing the nee­dle point to turn the fab­ric in a smooth line.

6

Trim away the white fab­ric un­der­neath the sewn curve, leav­ing a ¼in seam al­lowance. Re­peat steps 3– 6 with all nine squares.

PIECING THE BLOCK

7

Sew the blocks to­gether in three rows of three. Sew the rows to­gether and trim the block to 6½in square to fin­ish. 8

For the fin­ished quilt, make seven Lit­tle Hills blocks in to­tal, re­fer­ring to the You Will Need list for over­all fab­ric quan­ti­ties. Make two from dark blue fab­ric, three from green fab­ric and two from yel­low fab­ric.

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