You will need Background fabric – 1¼yds Contrasting fabrics for trees – four (4) 2½in x WOF strips Lining fabric – 1yd Fusible batting – 21in x 57in piece Cord or ribbon – 2½yds Templates – see Templates section Q Q Q Q Q Q Finished size 20in x 28in Q Fabrics used Juniper by Kate & Birdie for Moda Fabrics Q my.modafabrics.com From the trimmings, cut two (2) 2⅛in x 5in pieces and two (2) 2⅝in x 2½in pieces. One (1) 1½in x WOF strip, subcut into two (2) 1½in x 10½in pieces. Q 4 From the lining fabric, cut two (2) 20½in x 28½in pieces. Piecing the small pine trees 5 Follow steps 10-16 from the Darling Dala quilt to make two (2) small pine trees. Use the 2⅛in x 5in pieces of background and the 1in x 5in contrasting piece to make the trunk strip set. The blocks should measure 4¼in x 10½in. BEHIND THE SANTA SACK Piecing the large pine trees AMONG THE TREES 6 Follow steps 17-21 from the Darling Dala quilt to make one (1) large pine tree. Use the 2⅝in x 2½in pieces of background and the 1in x 2½in contrasting piece to make the trunk strip set. The block should measure 5¼in x 10½in. “I chose the pine tree motif to adorn a matching quilted gift sack to the Darling Dala quilt ( page 17), using the cream prints from the Jelly Roll. Perfect for gifting the unwrappable or leaving out for Santa.” – Nicola Dodd Cutting out 3 From the background fabric, cut as follows: One (1) 32½in x WOF strip, subcut into one (1) 20½in x 32½in piece. From the trimmings, cut one (1) 14½in x 20½in and two (2) 3⅜in x 10½in pieces. Two (2) 3in x WOF strips, subcut into: – Two (2) 3in x 3½in pieces. – Six (6) 3in squares. – Six (6) 3in x 2½in pieces. – Six (6) 3in x 2in pieces. One (1) 2½in x WOF strip, subcut into two (2) 2½in x 4½in pieces. 1 Choose one (1) of the 2½in x WOF strips to make the cord/ ribbon channel and cut two (2) 2½in x 19in pieces. Assembling the bag Q 7 To piece the outside of the sack, join the three (3) pine-tree blocks, 2 From each of the three (3) remaining 2½in x WOF strips, cut as follows: One (1) 2½in x 5¼in piece. Two (2) 2½in x 4¼in pieces. From the leftover strips, cut an additional 2½in x 5¼in piece, one (1) 1in x 5in piece and one (1) 1in x 2½in piece. Q Q Q Q Q Fig 1 26 Join us at www.gathered.how/todaysquilter
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