Today's Quilter : 2020-10-29

Spread Some Christmas Cheer Throughout Your Home With This Stellar Design Made Up Of A Mélange Of Hsts And Qsts! : 18 : 18

Spread Some Christmas Cheer Throughout Your Home With This Stellar Design Made Up Of A Mélange Of Hsts And Qsts!

TWO BLOCK PROJECT STAR BRIGHT You will need Red prints – eight (8) fat quarters Lime prints – four (4) fat quarters* Green prints – four (4) fat quarters* Background fabric – 4¼yds Backing fabric – 4½yds Binding fabric – ½yd Batting – 80in square Templates – one (1) each of triangle block A, B, and C templates, eighteen (18) small HST templates and eighteen (18) large HST templates Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Products used Fabrics – Christmas Figs II by Fig Tree Quilts Batting – R80 available from and in the Q my.modafabric­s.com Q www.vlieseline.com/en/ www.ladysewand­sew.co.uk UK from Threads – Aurifil 50wt for piecing Q Cutting out 1 From the red prints, cut: Sixteen (16) 3½in squares. Nine (9) 4½in squares. Eight (8) 8¼in squares. Eight (8) 4½in x WOFQ strips, each cut into eight (8) triangle block B templates (rotate the template through 180- degrees after each cut to maximise the number of templates cut from each strip). Q Q Q Q 2 3 4 From the lime fabrics, cut thirtytwo (32) 4½in squares. From the green fabrics, cut eighteen (18) 6¼in squares. Cut the BKG fabric into: Fourteen (14) 2½in x WOF strips. Subcut as follows: – Seventy-two (72) 2½in squares. – Fifty-two (52) 2½in x 4½in rectangles. – Six (6) 2½in x 8½in rectangles. Fifteen (15) 4½in x WOF strips. Leave eight (8) whole (for the A and C triangle block templates – see step 14 for cutting instructio­ns). Cut the remainder as follows: – Thirty-two (32) 4½in squares. – Four (4) 4½in x 6½in rectangles. – Six (6) 4½in x 12½in rectangles. Q BEHIND THE QUILT YULETIDE MEMORIES “There are so many wonderful Christmas lines that come out every year, and Fig Tree fabrics have always been one of my favourite designers. This collection splits into three simple festive colours – red, lime and green – and is Christmass­y without being too overtly so. “I also tried out a new batting for this quilt, which was sent to me by Vlieseline. It’s called R80 and is a brand- new batting and a lightweigh­t supersoft polyester. It quilted beautifull­y and made for a very soft, supple lightweigh­t quilt. Because it was lightweigh­t, it was also very easy to manoeuvre through the machine. As yet, it only comes in widths up to 60in, so I joined two pieces together for this quilt.” – Q Lynne Goldsworth­y 18 Join us at www.gathered.how/todaysquil­ter

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