■ Seam allowances are ¼in, unless otherwise noted.
■ Press seams open unless otherwise instructed.
■ Press all fabrics well before cutting.
■ For templates, see p87.
Print fabrics are from the Blueberry Park 3 collection by Karen Lewis Textiles for Robert Kaufman.
From the print fabric cut:
■ Nine (9) pieces using the Curve template as a guide.
From the white fabric cut:
■ Nine (9) 2½in squares.
Pin a print curve on top of a white square, right sides up, aligning the bottom edges and centring the print piece.
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.
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.
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
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.