Bum­ble­bee

This two-block quilt can be made to match any room decor. It’s the per­fect size to top a bed or use as a throw.

Annie's Quilt Spring 2019 - - Contents - De­signed & Quilted by Holly Daniels

Spec­i­fi­ca­tions

Skill Level: Con­fi­dent Be­gin­ner Quilt Size: 60" x 60" Block Size: 10" x 10" fin­ished Num­ber of Blocks: 25

Ma­te­ri­als

• 1/2 yard black tonal

• 5/8 yard yel­low tonal

• 12/ 3 yards white solid

• 25/ 8 yards gray solid

• Back­ing to size

• Bat­ting to size*

• Thread

• Ba­sic sewing tools and sup­plies

*Warm & White bat­ting from The Warm Com­pany used to make sam­ple.

Cut­ting From black tonal:

• Cut 1 (41/2" by fab­ric width) strip. Sub­cut strip into 26 (11/2" x 41/2") H strips.

• Cut 1 (61/2" by fab­ric width) strip. Sub­cut strip into 26 (11/2" x 61/2") I strips.

From yel­low tonal:

• Cut 2 (21/2" by fab­ric width) A strips.

• Cut 4 (21/2" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 24 (21/2" x 61/2") C strips.

From white solid:

• Cut 1 (21/2" by fab­ric width) B strip.

• Cut 4 (21/2" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 24 (21/2" x 61/2") D strips.

• Cut 2 (61/2" by fab­ric width) E strips.

• Cut 2 (41/2" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 13 (41/2") G squares.

• Cut 1 (61/2" by fab­ric width) strip. Sub­cut strip into 26 (11/2" x 61/2") J strips.

• Cut 1 (81/2" by fab­ric width) strip. Sub­cut strip into 26 (11/2" x 81/2") K strips.

From gray solid:

• Cut 4 (21/2" by fab­ric width) F strips.

• Cut 1 (81/2" by fab­ric width) strip.

Sub­cut strip into 26 (11/2" x 81/2") L strips.

• Cut 1 (101/2" by fab­ric width) strip.

Sub­cut strip into 26 (11/2" x 101/2") M strips.

• Cut 6 (51/2" by fab­ric width) N/O strips.

• Cut 7 (21/4" by fab­ric width) bind­ing strips.

Com­plet­ing Block 1

1. Sew a B strip be­tween two A strips with right sides to­gether along length to make an A-B strip set; press.

2. Sub­cut the A-B strip set into 12 (21/2" x 61/2") A-B units as shown in Fig­ure 1.

3. Sew an E strip be­tween two F strips with right sides to­gether along length to make an E-F strip; press. Re­peat to make a sec­ond strip set.

4. Sub­cut the E-F strip sets into 24 (21/2" x 101/2") E-F units as shown in Fig­ure 2.

5. To com­plete one Block 1, select one A-B unit, two C strips, two D strips and two E-F units.

6. Sew C to op­po­site sides of the A-B unit to make the cen­ter unit as shown in Fig­ure 3; press.

7. Sew a D strip to op­po­site sides of the cen­ter unit to make the cen­ter row as shown in Fig­ure 4; press.

8. Sew an E-F unit to the top and bot­tom of the cen­ter row to com­plete one Block 1 as shown in Fig­ure 5; press.

9. Re­peat steps 5–8 to com­plete a to­tal of 12 Block 1’s.

Com­plet­ing Block 2

1. To make one Block 2, select one G square and two each H, I, J, K, L and M strips.

2. Sew H strips to op­po­site sides and then I strips to the top and bot­tom of a G square to make the cen­ter unit as shown in Fig­ure 6; press.

3. Re­peat step 2 with J and then K strips, and L and then M strips to com­plete one Block 2 as shown in Fig­ure 7; press.

Com­plet­ing the Quilt

Re­fer to the As­sem­bly Di­a­gram for com­plet­ing the quilt.

1. Ar­range and join two Block 1’s and three Block 2’s to make an X row; press. Re­peat to make a to­tal of three X rows.

2. Ar­range and join two Block 2’s and three Block 1’s to make a Y row; press. Re­peat to make a sec­ond Y row.

3. Join the X and Y rows to com­plete the pieced cen­ter; press.

4. Join the N/O strips on the short ends to make one long strip; press. Sub­cut strip into two each 51/2" x 501/2" N strips and 51/2" x 601/2" O strips.

5. Sew N strips to op­po­site sides and O strips to the top and bot­tom of the pieced cen­ter to com­plete the pieced top; press.

6. Cre­ate a quilt sand­wich re­fer­ring to Quilt­ing Ba­sics on page 110.

7. Quilt as de­sired.

8. Bind edges re­fer­ring to Quilt­ing Ba­sics on page 110 to fin­ish. l

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