# Hydrangea

## This one is for the batik lover.

CUTTING

From light green batik: • Cut 1 (71/4" by fabric width) strip. Subcut strip into 5 (71/4") squares. Cut each square on both diagonals to make 20 J triangles. From green solid: • Cut 2 (67/ 8" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 10 (67/ 8") squares. Cut each square in half on 1 diagonal to make 20 I triangles. From purple batik: • Cut 2 (71/4" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 9 (71/4") squares. Cut each square on both diagonals to make 36 F triangles. From red/violet batik: • Cut 2 (71/4" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 9 (71/4") squares. Cut each square on both diagonals to make 36 E triangles. From yellow batik: • Cut 3 (9" by fabric width) strips.

Subcut strips into 9 (9") A squares. From lime green batik: • Cut 2 (67/ 8" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 10 (67/ 8") squares. Cut each square in half on 1 diagonal to make 20 C triangles. • Cut 2 (71/4" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 6 (71/4") G squares and 2 (67/ 8") C squares. Cut each G square on both diagonals to make 24 G triangles and the C squares on 1 diagonal to make 4 C triangles (24 C triangles total). Set aside 2 G triangles for another project. From orange batik: • Cut 2 (9" by fabric width) strips.

Subcut strips into 8 (9") A squares. • Cut 8 (11/2" by fabric width) K/L strips. From dark turquoise batik: • Cut 3 (67/ 8" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 14 (67/ 8") squares. Cut each square in half on 1 diagonal to make 28 D triangles. • Cut 2 (71/4" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 8 (71/4") squares. Cut each square on both diagonals to make 30 H triangles. Set aside 2 triangles for another project. • Cut 9 (21/4" by fabric width) binding strips. From light turquoise print: • Cut 7 (67/ 8" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 34 (67/ 8") squares. Cut each square in half on 1 diagonal to make 68 B triangles. • Cut 8 (21/2" by fabric width) M/N strips.

COMPLETING THE PINWHEEL BLOCKS

There are six variations of the Pinwheel block. The fabric used and placement changes just a little in each block. To avoid mixing up the units, refer to the figure drawings often when piecing the blocks. Instructions are not given for individual color variations. 1. Sew an F triangle to an H triangle on one short side to make an F-H unit as shown in Figure 1; press. Repeat to make a total of 16 F-H units.

2. Repeat step 1 with E and G, E and H, and F and J referring to Figure 2.

3. Add C, D and I triangles to the units pieced in steps 1 and 2 referring to Figure 3 to make block quarters; press.

4. Arrange and join the block quarters in rows of two referring to Figure 4 for color combinations for each of the 18 Pinwheel blocks; press.

COMPLETING THE SQUARE- IN- A- SQUARE BLOCKS

1. Select one A square and four B triangles to make one Square-in-aSquare block.

2. Sew a B triangle to opposite sides of the A square referring to Figure 5; press.

3. Sew a B triangle to each of the two remaining sides of the A-B unit to complete one Square-in-a-Square block, referring again to Figure 5; press. 4. Repeat steps 1–3 to complete a total of 17 Square-in-a-Square blocks. Note: There will be eight blocks using the orange A's and nine blocks using the yellow A's. COMPLETING THE QUILT Refer to the Assembly Diagram for positioning of blocks during construction.

1. Join two Square-in-a-Square blocks with three Pinwheel blocks to make an X row; press. Repeat to make a total of four X rows.

2. Join two Pinwheel blocks with three Square-in-a-Square blocks to make a Y row; press. Repeat to make three Y rows.

3. Join the X and Y rows to complete the pieced center; press.

4. Join the K/L strips on the short ends to make one long strip; press. Subcut strip into two each 11/2" x 841/2" K strips and 11/2" x 621/2" L strips.

5. Sew the K strips to opposite long sides and L strips to the top and bottom of the pieced center; press.

6. Repeat step 4 with the M/N strips to make two each 21/2" x 861/2" M and 21/2" x 661/2" N strips.

7. Sew the M strips to opposite long sides and N 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.

Hydrangea Assembly Diagram 66" x 90"

Hydrangea Quilting Diagram