De­lec­ta­ble Moun­tain Get­away

Here’s a quilt with a bit of a chal­lenge. Just keep in mind the sky and moun­tains when piec­ing and ar­rang­ing place­ment.

Quilters World - Autumn Colors - - Contents - DE­SIGNED BY NANCY MCNALLY

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• 40 each light and dark

10" pre­cut squares

• 1 yard rust batik

• 21/8 yards black batik

• 31/2 yards cream batik

• 91/8 yards back­ing

• Bat­ting 107" x 107"

• Thread

• Cut­ting mat and ro­tary cut­ter • Ba­sic sew­ing tools and sup­plies

PROJECT NOTES

If your 10" pre­cut square pack­ages do not in­clude enough light and dark squares, you may need to pur­chase ex­tra black and cream batiks to com­plete the quilt. Please note that block seams do not align from block to block and that the sash­ing tri­an­gle seams do not match to the block tri­an­gle seams.

CUT­TING

From rust batik:

• Cut 10 (21/4" by fabric width)

bind­ing strips. From black batik:

• Cut 2 (93/8" by fabric width) strips.

Sub­cut strips into 8 (93/8") B squares. • Cut 1 (75/8" by fabric width) strip. Sub­cut strip into 2 (75/8") K squares

and 2 (37/8") F squares.

• Cut 3 (21/4" by fabric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 48 (21/4")

D squares.

• Cut 8 (31/2" by fabric width) E strips.

From cream batik:

• Cut 2 (93/8" by fabric width) strips.

Sub­cut strips into 8 (93/8") A squares. Cut 1 (75/8" by fabric width) strip. Sub­cut strip into 2 (75/8") J squares

and 2 (37/8") G squares.

Cut 6 (4" by fabric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 24 (4" x 9")

C rec­tan­gles.

• Cut 10 (61/2" by fabric width) H/I strips.

From back fabric:

• Cut 3 (107" by fabric width) strips. Re­move sel­vage, join along the

107" lengths and trim to

107" x 107" to make a back­ing with ver­ti­cal or hor­i­zon­tal seams. • •

COM­PLET­ING THE DE­LEC­TA­BLE MOUN­TAIN BLOCKS

1. Trim each 10" pre­cut square to 93/8" square.

2. Sep­a­rate the pre­cut squares into 40 each light and dark squares.

3. Draw a di­ag­o­nal line from cor­ner to cor­ner on the wrong side of each light square.

4. Place a light square right sides to­gether with a dark square and stitch 1/4" on each side of the marked line. Re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 1, cut apart on the marked line to make two light/dark half-square tri­an­gle units; press seams to­ward dark tri­an­gles. Re­peat to make a to­tal of 80 units.

5. Lay out the half-square tri­an­gle units in two stacks of 40 units each with darks fac­ing right in one pile and lights fac­ing left in the sec­ond pile re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 2. Note: Your stacks will look like a moun­tain. 6. Se­lect one each right-fac­ing and left-fac­ing unit. Place right side up in the same po­si­tion on the cut­ting mat as shown in Fig­ure 2 and sub­cut each unit into four 21/4" seg­ments each as shown in Fig­ure 3. 7. Re­peat step 6 with all units.

8. Stack four or five cut units to make sev­eral piles as shown in Fig­ure 4. 9. Care­fully pick up the last stack on the far left and swap places with the stack on the far right as shown in Fig­ure 5. 10. Re­peat swapping the pieces in sub­se­quent stacks so your pieces are ar­ranged as shown in Fig­ure 6. 11. Re­peat steps 8–10 un­til all units are in stacks and pieces have been swapped to look like Fig­ure 6.

12. To achieve a scrappy look, swap the pieces around in each stack to bring col­ors from the bot­tom to the top re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 7. 13. Se­lect one piece from each stack for one block. Join ad­ja­cent pieces in sets of two, and then join those units to make two block halves re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 8; join the halves to com­plete one block re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 9. Press seams open. 14. Re­peat step 13 to com­plete a to­tal of 40 De­lec­ta­ble Moun­tain blocks. 15. Trim blocks to 14" x 9".

THE TRI­AN­GLE UNITS

1. Re­peat steps 3 and 4 of Com­plet­ing the De­lec­ta­ble Moun­tain Blocks us­ing the A and B squares to com­plete a to­tal of 16 A-B tri­an­gle units re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 10. 2. Re­peat step 1 us­ing J and K squares to make four J-K tri­an­gle units, and with F and G squares to make four

F-G units, again re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 10.

COM­PLET­ING THE SASH­ING UNITS

1. Draw a di­ag­o­nal line from cor­ner to cor­ner on the wrong side of each D square.

2. Place a D square right sides to­gether on one end of a C rec­tan­gle and stitch on the marked line; trim seam al­lowance to 1/4" as shown in Fig­ure 11 and press D to the right side. 3. Re­peat step 2 with a sec­ond D square on the ad­ja­cent cor­ner of C to com­plete a C-D sash­ing unit as shown in Fig­ure 12. 4. Re­peat steps 2 and 3 to com­plete a to­tal of 24 C-D sash­ing units.

COM­PLET­ING THE QUILT

1. Ar­range and join the four J-K tri­an­gle units to com­plete the quilt cen­ter unit re­fer­ring to the As­sem­bly Di­a­gram for po­si­tion­ing; press.

2. Ar­range and join the A-B tri­an­gle units with the De­lec­ta­ble Moun­tain blocks and the C-D sash­ing units to make rows re­fer­ring to the As­sem­bly Di­a­gram for po­si­tion­ing of blocks and units; press. Note: The top of the small tri­an­gles at each end of the blocks will not match to the top of the cor­ner tri­an­gles on the C-D sash­ing units as shown in Fig­ure 13. Block seams will not match from row to row. 3. Stitch a block to op­po­site sides and then a row to the top and bot­tom of the quilt cen­ter unit re­fer­ring to the As­sem­bly Di­a­gram. Stitch re­main­ing rows to sides and then top and bot­tom of pieced cen­ter unit, again re­fer­ring to the As­sem­bly Di­a­gram, to com­plete the pieced cen­ter; press.

4. Join the E strips on short ends to make a long strip; press. Sub­cut strips into four 31/2" x 82" E strips.

5. Sew an E strip to op­po­site sides of the pieced cen­ter; press seams to­ward E.

6. Sew an F-G tri­an­gle unit to each end of each re­main­ing E strip re­fer­ring to the As­sem­bly Di­a­gram for po­si­tion­ing of units; press seams to­ward E. Sew th­ese strips to the top and bot­tom of the pieced cen­ter; press seams to­ward E.

7. Join the H/I strips on short ends to make a long strip; press. Sub­cut strip into two 61/2" x 88" H strips and two 61/2" x 100" I strips.

8. Sew H strips to the top and bot­tom and I strips to op­po­site sides of the pieced cen­ter to com­plete the pieced top; press seams to­ward H and I strips.

9. Layer, quilt and bind re­fer­ring to Fin­ish­ing Your Quilt on page 110.

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