Love Patchwork & Quilting
MIST AND MUSTARD
Go modern with a minimal colour pairing and a unique repeat block design that really brings the love!
Go modern with minimal colour pairing and a unique repeat block design that really brings the love!
■ Seam allowances are ¼in throughout,
unless otherwise noted.
■ Press seams open throughout,
unless otherwise instructed.
■ Press all fabrics well before cutting.
■ WOF = width of fabric.
■ Lynne used 279 Cotton Mix 80:20 batting and Bondaweb (vlieseline.com/en/)
■ Lynne used Aurifil 50wt for piecing and
40wt for quilting (aurifil.com)
■ For basting, Lynne used Odif 505 spray
Print fabrics are from the Through The Woods collection by Sweetfire Road for Moda Fabrics.
From the dark grey print fabric cut: ■ Thirty six (36) 3in x 8¼in.
From each of the light grey and yellow print fabrics cut:
■ Sixteen (16) 3in x 8¼in.
From the background fabric cut:
■ Fifteen (15) 1¼in x WOF. Subcut into
four hundred (400) 1¼in squares.
■ Nine (9) 3¼in x WOF. Subcut into one hundred (100) 3¼in squares. Subcut each square in half on the diagonal to make two hundred (200) triangles.
■ Twenty five (25) 1½in x WOF. Subcut into fifty (50) 1½in x 8½in and twenty five (25) 1½in x 17in.
■ Nineteen (19) 2½in x WOF. Sew together along the short ends, then subcut into twenty (20) 2½in x 11½in, six (6) 2½in x 63½in and two (2) 2½in x 67½in.
From the binding fabric cut: ■ Seven (7) 2½in x WOF.
PREPARING THE PRINT STRIPS
Take the darkest grey print 3in x 8¼in strips. Cut half of the strips using Template A and half of the strips using Template B, aligning the templates at the top of each strip and cutting along the diagonal line to make two identical pieces from each strip (Fig 1). You will have a total of thirty six Template A pieces and thirty six Template B pieces.
Repeat the process in step 5 with the remaining print strips. You will cut eight strips with each template, making
YOU CAN TOTALLY TRANSFORM THE LOOK OF THIS QUILT WITH YOUR COLOUR CHOICES!
a total of sixteen Template A pieces and sixteen Template B pieces for each print.
PIECING THE BLOCKS
Take four background 1¼in squares and mark a diagonal line on the wrong side of each. Using matching Template A and B pieces, place one square in the top corner of each. Sew along the marked line, trim ¼in from the marked line and press the corner open. Repeat this process in the other top corner (Fig 2).
Sew a 3¼in background triangle to the side of each unit. Then sew the two units together, matching seams, to form a heart shape (Fig 3).
Repeat steps 7– 8 to make a total of four matching heart units. Join the heart units together in pairs, with a 1½in x 8½in background strip in between (Fig 4). Take care to align the edges of the heart units with the edge of the strip as shown.
Take a background 1½in x 17in strip, fold in half and finger press to mark the centre along both long edges. Fold each of the heart units from step 9 in half and finger press to mark the centre. Using these centre marks, sew the heart units to either side of the strip. Carefully square up the block to measure 11½in square (Fig 5).
Repeat steps 7–10 to make a total of twenty five blocks.
MAKING THE QUILT TOP
Arrange the blocks in five rows of five blocks, referring to the Layout Diagram. Join the blocks together in rows, with a background 2 in x 11 in strip between each block.
Join the rows together, with a background 2 in x 63 in strip between each row. Then sash the sides with the remaining 2 in x 63 in strips. Sash the top and bottom with a background 2 in x 67 in strip.
QUILTING AND FINISHING
Cut the backing in half along the width. Sew together along the long edges using a in seam. Press open.
Press the quilt top and backing well. Make a quilt sandwich by placing the backing fabric right side down, the batting on top, then the quilt top centrally and right side up. The backing and batting will be slightly larger than
the quilt top. Baste the layers together using your preferred method.
Quilt as desired. Lynne quilted a diagonal cross hatch of lines approximately 2 in apart using a cream Aurifil 40wt thread.
Sew the binding strips together end-to-end using diagonal seams. Press the seams open and trim away the dog ears. Fold in half lengthwise, wrong sides together, and press. Sew the binding to the right side of the quilt, folding a mitre at each corner. Fold the binding over to the back of the quilt and hand stitch in place to finish.