This unique block gives the illusion of offset sashing when in fact it is in the block itself. The color choices say fresh-squeezed orange juice meets the ocean.
Skill Level: Beginner Quilt Size: 75" x 87" Block Size: 12" x 12" finished Number of Blocks: 30
• 1/2 yard each 4 orange batiks*
• 1/2 yard each 4 aqua batiks*
• 17/ 8 yards white batik*
• 23/ 8 yards bright orange batik*
• Backing to size
• Batting to size
• Basic sewing tools and supplies
*Bali Batiks from Hoffman California Fabrics used to make sample.
Cutting From each of the 4 orange batiks:
• Cut 2 (61/2" by fabric width) strips of each fabric. Subcut strips into a total of 60 (5" x 61/2") A1 rectangles.
From each of the 4 aqua batiks:
• Cut 2 (61/2" by fabric width) strips of each fabric. Subcut strips into a total of 60 (5" x 61/2") A2 rectangles.
From white batik:
• Cut 5 (61/2" by fabric width) strips.
Subcut strips into 120 (2" x 61/2") B strips.
• Cut 7 (3" by fabric width) C/D strips.
From bright orange batik:
• Cut 2 (51/2" x 771/2") E strips and 2 (51/2" x 751/2") F strips along the length of the fabric.
• Cut 4 (21/4" by length of fabric) binding strips.
Completing the Blocks
1. Sew a B strip to each A1 and A2 rectangle to make 60 each A1-B and A2-B units referring to Figure 1; press.
2. Stack same-fabric units together.
3. Select and join two same-fabric A2-B units as shown in Figure 2; press. Repeat to make a total of 30 joined units.
4. Join two same-fabric joined units to complete one Aqua Tilt block referring to Figure 3; press. Repeat to make a total of 15 Aqua Tilt blocks.
5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 with the A1-B units, turning the units referring to Figure 4 to complete a total of 15 Orange Tilt blocks; press.
Completing the Quilt
1. Arrange and join two Aqua Tilt and three Orange Tilt blocks to make an orange row, referring to the Assembly Diagram for positioning of blocks; press. Repeat to make a total of three orange rows.
Here’s a Tip
The trick with this fun and simple quilt is to press the seams in the aqua blocks toward the aqua and in the orange blocks toward the white as much as possible. That will make the seams nest and match easier when putting the quilt top together.
2. Arrange and join two Orange Tilt and three Aqua Tilt blocks to make an aqua row, referring to the Assembly Diagram for positioning of blocks. Repeat to make a total of three aqua rows.
3. Arrange and join the rows, alternating rows referring to the Assembly Diagram to complete the quilt center; press.
4. Join the C/D strips on the short ends to make a long strip; press. Subcut strip into two 3" x 601/2" C strips and two 3" x 771/2" D strips.
5. Sew C strips to the top and bottom and D strips to opposite sides of the quilt center; press seams toward strips.
6. Sew E strips to opposite long sides and F strips to the top and bottom of the quilt center to complete the quilt top; press seams toward strips.
7. Create a quilt sandwich referring to Quilting Basics on page 110.
8. Quilt as desired.
9. Bind referring to Quilting Basics on page 110 to finish. l