Bundled Up in Batiks
The simple blocks with the triple-pieced sashing and large cornerstones make this an easy yet stunning quilt.
• Assorted batik scraps at least
41/2" wide • 1 yard teal batik • 15/ 8 yards gold batik • 2 yards brown batik • Backing to size • Batting to size* • Thread • Basic sewing tools and supplies *Warm & Natural batting from The Warm Company used to make sample.
CUTTING From batik scraps:
• Cut 24 (41/2") A squares. • Cut 24 (41/2" x 81/2") B rectangles. • Cut 12 (41/2" x 121/2") C strips.
From teal batik:
• Cut 11 (11/2" by fabric width) E strips. • Cut 2 (31/2" by fabric width) strips.
Subcut strips into 20 (31/2") F squares.
From gold batik:
• Cut 22 (11/2" by fabric width) D strips. • Cut 6 (13/4" by fabric width) G/H strips.
From brown batik:
• Cut 7 (51/2" by fabric width) I/J strips. • Cut 8 (21/4" by fabric width) binding strips.
COMPLETING THE BLOCKS
1. Select two A squares, two B rectangles and one C strip to complete one Batik Chunks block. 2. Join the two A squares; press. 3. Sew one B rectangle to one long edge as shown in Figure 1; press.
4. Sew a second B rectangle to the bottom edge of the pieced unit to make an A-B unit as shown in Figure 2; press.
5. Sew C to the right edge of the A-B unit to complete one Batik Chunks block referring to Figure 3; press. 6. Repeat steps 1–5 to complete a total of 12 Batik Chunks blocks.
COMPLETING THE SASHING STRIPS
1. Sew an E strip between two D strips with right sides together along length to make a D-E strip set; press. Repeat to make a total of 11 D-E strip sets.
2. Subcut the D-E strip sets into 31 (31/2" x 121/2") sashing strips as shown in Figure 4.
COMPLETING THE QUILT
Refer to the Assembly Diagram for positioning of blocks in rows and the placement of all sashing and border strips.
1. Arrange and join three Batik Chunks blocks with four sashing strips to make a block row; press. Repeat to make a total of four block rows.
2. Join three sashing strips with four F squares to make a sashing row; press. Repeat to make a total of five sashing rows.
3. Arrange and join the block rows with the 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 13/4" x 631/2" G strips and 13/4" x 51" H strips.
5. Sew G strips to opposite long sides and H strips to the top and bottom of the pieced center; press.
6. Join the I/J strips on the short ends to make one long strip; press. Subcut strip into two each 51/2" x 66" I strips and 51/2" x 61" J strips.
7. Sew I strips to opposite long sides and J strips to the top and bottom of the pieced center to complete the quilt top; press.
8. Create a quilt sandwich referring to Quilting Basics on page 94.
9. Quilt as desired. 10. Bind edges referring to Quilting Basics on page 94 to finish.
The possibilities for this quilt are endless. By theming your fabrics or colors you could make this fun quilt a dozen ways, and it would never look the same. These traditional prints complement the design but are only one of many options.