You will need One (1) Jelly Roll or twenty (20) 2½in x WOF strips Taupe fabric for the roof – one (1) Fat Quarter Red fabric for the one (1) Fat Eighth Border fabric – ¾yd Background fabric – 3yds Binding fabric – ½yd Batting – 60in x 72in Backing fabric – 3½yds Templates – see Templates section Q Q – Q stuga Q Q Q Q Q Q Cutting out 1 Choose fifteen (15) teal Jelly Roll (2½in x WOF) strips for the trees. From each, cut as follows: Four (4) 2½in x 5¼in pieces and four (4) 2½in x 4¼in pieces. You will cut sixty (60) of each size, but you will only need fifty- six (56) of the 5¼in pieces. From leftovers also cut one (1) 2½in x 3½in piece (this is for the door). Q Note: Q stuga 2 Choose four (4) red Jelly Roll strips for the Dala horses. From each, cut as follows (take the opportunity to fussy- cut the pieces if possible): One (1) 2½in x 5in piece. One (1) 2in x 4in piece. Two (2) 2in x 3in pieces. One (1) 1in square. Q Q Q Q 3 Choose an aqua Jelly Roll strip for the windows and cut two (2) 2½in x 2in pieces and one (1) 1½in square. stuga 4 From the Fat Quarter of taupe fabric, cut as follows: Two (2) 4½in squares. Two (2) 3½in squares. Five (5) 1in x 21in strips. BEHIND THE QUILT Q Q THE DALA HORSE Q “Once upon a time, deep in the timeless forests of Dalarna, a cabinet maker and his family lived in a little red cottage made of wood. One winter evening before Christmas, as the snow drifted down and frost sparkled on the pine trees, he sat by the stove, enjoying the warmth of the fire and the aroma of spiced biscuits baking, and carved toy horses for his children. And so the Dala horse was born. Or at least that’s how I like to think it happened… My quilted ode to the iconic Dala horse is made with a Jelly Roll, and I’ve devised a simple trick to create the sweeping pine branches and steep cottage – or – roof.” – 5 From the Fat Eighth of red fabric, cut as follows: One (1) 3½in x 4½in piece. Two (2) 2½in squares. Two (2) 2in x 2½in pieces. One (1) 1½in x 12½in piece. Two (2) 1½in x 2in pieces. One (1) 1½in square. Two (2) 1½in x 5½in pieces. stuga Q Q Q Q Q Q Nicola Dodd stuga Q 18 Join us at www.gathered.how/todaysquilter
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