More Pre­cious Than Ru­bies

This lovely wall hang­ing says it all. What bet­ter way to show friends and fam­ily what they mean to you?

Annie's Quilt Spring 2019 - - Contents - De­signed & Quilted by Bev Getschel

Spec­i­fi­ca­tions

Skill Level: Con­fi­dent Be­gin­ner Wall Hang­ing Size: 26" x 26"

Ma­te­ri­als

• Scraps dark and light red batiks*

• 1 white-with- gold dot fat quar­ter*

• 1 white-with-sil­ver print fat quar­ter*

• 1 light gray-with-white print fat quar­ter*

• 1 gray-with-sil­ver lines fat quar­ter*

• 1/ 3 yard red batik*

• Back­ing to size

• Bat­ting to size*

• Thread

• Red em­broi­dery floss

• Tem­plate ma­te­rial

• 221/2-de­gree wedge ruler (op­tional)

• Erasable mark­ing pen*

• Ba­sic sewing tools and sup­plies

*Fab­rics from Hoff­man Cal­i­for­nia- In­ter­na­tional Fab­rics; Na­ture-fil Bam­boo blend from Fair­field; Frix­ion erasable mark­ing pen used to make sam­ple.

Cut­ting

Pre­pare tem­plates for A and B us­ing pat­terns given. Cut as di­rected on the pat­terns.

From dark and light red scraps:

• Cut 8 each (17/ 8") dark and light squares. Cut each square in half on 1 di­ag­o­nal to make 16 each light and dark red C tri­an­gles.

From red batik:

• Cut 3 (21/4" by fab­ric width) bind­ing strips.

Com­plet­ing the Wall Hang­ing

1. Select and join one A wedge of each gray fab­ric and one B wedge of each white fab­ric to com­plete one quar­ter unit as shown in Fig­ure 1; press. Re­peat to make four iden­ti­cal quar­ter units.

2. Join two quar­ter units to make a half unit as shown in Fig­ure 2; press. Re­peat. Join the two half units to com­plete the pieced top.

3. Join two C tri­an­gles along the di­ag­o­nals to com­plete a C unit as shown in Fig­ure 3; press. Re­peat to make a to­tal of 12 C units.

4. Ar­range and join the C units with the re­main­ing C tri­an­gles to make four rows re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 4; press.

5. Join the rows to com­plete the ruby unit as shown in Fig­ure 5; press.

6. Fold the pieced top in half ver­ti­cally and hor­i­zon­tally; crease to mark cen­ter­lines. Cen­ter and baste the ruby unit to the pieced top re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 6.

7. Turn edges un­der and stitch in place re­fer­ring to Nee­dle-turn Ap­pliqué on page 86.

8. Trans­fer mes­sage let­ters to each of the B wedges us­ing the erasable mark­ing pen and pat­terns given.

9. Us­ing 2 or 3 strands of red em­broi­dery floss, back­stitch along the marked mes­sage lines.

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

11. Quilt as de­sired.

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

Here’s a Tip

Make this a tem­plate- free pat­tern by us­ing a 221/2- de­gree wedge ruler to cut all of the A and B pieces re­fer­ring to the in­struc­tions given with the ruler and com­par­ing the size of the tem­plates given here to make the two shape vari­a­tions.

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