Trick or Treat

This block pat­tern and the right col­ors will make a sweet-treat quilt to drape on any sofa or chair.

Quilters World - Autumn Colors - - Contents - DE­SIGN BY TRI­CIA LYNN MALONEY QUILTED BY KAREN SHIELDS OF KAREN’S QUILT­ING STU­DIO

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• • • • • • • 2/3 yard yel­low tonal*

11/3 yards or­ange tonal*

22/3 yards black tonal*

Bat­ting to size

Back­ing to size

Thread

Ba­sic sew­ing tools and sup­plies

*Fos­sil Fern fabric col­lec­tion from Be­nar­tex used to make sam­ple.

CUT­TING

From yel­low tonal:

• Cut 6 (23/4" by fabric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 80 (23/4")

C squares.

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

Sub­cut strip into 12 (21/2") E squares.

From or­ange tonal:

• Cut 4 (53/4" by fabric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 20 (53/4") squares. Cut each square on both di­ag­o­nals to make 80 A tri­an­gles. • Cut 6 (21/4" by fabric width)

bind­ing strips.

From black tonal:

• Cut 7 (31/8" by fabric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 80 (31/8") squares. Cut each square in half on 1 di­ag­o­nal to make 160 B tri­an­gles. • Cut 3 (5" by fabric width) strips.

Sub­cut strips into 20 (5") D squares. • Cut 2 (91/2" by fabric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 31 (21/2" x 91/2") F strips.

• Cut 6 (41/2" by fabric width) G/H strips.

COM­PLET­ING THE BLOCKS

1. Sew a B tri­an­gle to each short side of an A tri­an­gle to make an A-B unit as shown in Fig­ure 1; press. Re­peat to make 80 A-B units. 2. To cre­ate one Treat block, se­lect one D square, four C squares and four A-B units.

3. Sew an A-B unit to op­po­site sides of D to make the cen­ter row as shown in Fig­ure 2; press. 4. Sew a C square to op­po­site ends of an A-B unit to make the top row as shown in Fig­ure 3; press. Re­peat to make the bot­tom row. 5. Sew the cen­ter row be­tween the top and bot­tom rows to com­plete one Treat block as shown in

Fig­ure 4; press. 6. Re­peat steps 2–5 to com­plete a to­tal of 20 Treat blocks.

COM­PLET­ING THE QUILT

Re­fer to the As­sem­bly Di­a­gram as needed for all con­struc­tion steps.

1. Ar­range and join four Treat blocks with three F strips to com­plete a block row; press. Re­peat to make a to­tal of five block rows.

Try a lim­ited palette for your next project. A lim­ited palette will shift the fo­cus from fabric to de­sign, and the re­sults might sur­prise you.” —Tri­cia Lynn Maloney

2. Ar­range and join three E squares with four F strips to make a sash­ing row; press. Re­peat to make a to­tal of four sash­ing rows.

3. Ar­range and join the block rows and sash­ing rows to com­plete the pieced cen­ter; press.

4. Join the G/H strips on the short ends to make one long strip; press. Sub­cut strip into two each 41/2" x 531/2" G strips and 41/2" x 501/2" H strips.

5. Sew G strips to op­po­site long sides and H strips to the top and bot­tom of the pieced cen­ter to com­plete the quilt 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.

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