Half-square units, a nice background fabric and a collection of autumn-color fabrics are all you need to make this stunning quilt.
• 14 assorted autumn-color fat quarters*
5/8 yard burnt orange print*
23/8 yards cream print*
Backing to size
Batting to size
Basic sewing tools and supplies • • • • • •
*Autumn Leaves fabric collection from Benartex used to make sample.
From each fat quarter:
• Cut 2 (67/8" x 21") strips.
Subcut strips into 3 (67/8") A squares (42 total—set aside 2 squares for another project).
From burnt orange print:
• Cut 7 (21/4" by fabric width) binding
From cream print:
• Cut 8 (67/8" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 40 (67/8")
• Cut 6 (31/2" by fabric width) C/D strips.
COMPLETING THE BLOCKS
1. Mark a diagonal line from corner to corner on the wrong side of each B square.
2. Referring to Figure 1, place a B square right sides together with an A square and stitch 1/4" on each side of the marked line. Cut apart on the marked line to make two A-B units; press. 3. Repeat step 2 with remaining A and B squares to make a total of 80 A-B units.
4. Select four different-fabric
A-B units to complete one
5. Join two A-B units to make a row as shown in Figure 2; press. Repeat to make a second row. 6. Join the two rows as shown in Figure 3 to complete one Triangles block; press. 7. Repeat steps 4–6 to complete a total of 20 Triangles blocks.
I was ‘sew’ inspired by this gorgeous fabric collection, Autumn Leaves from Benartex. I just had to make a quilt or two with it!” —Tricia Lynn Maloney
COMPLETING THE QUILT
Refer to the Assembly Diagram as needed for all steps.
1. Arrange and join four Triangles blocks to make a row; press. Repeat to make a total of five rows.
2. Arrange and join the rows to complete the quilt center; press.
3. Join the C/D border strips on the short ends to make one long strip; press. Subcut strip into two each 31/2" x 601/2" C strips and
31/2" x 541/2" D strips.
4. Sew C strips to opposite sides and D strips to the top and bottom of the bordered center to complete the quilt top; press.
5. Create a quilt sandwich referring to Quilting Basics on page 110.
6. Quilt as desired.
7. Bind edges referring to Quilting Basics on page 110 to finish.