Bloom­ing Beauty

This skill-build­ing project will not only per­fect your piec­ing, but it can also zap your stash.

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A great scrap-friendly project.

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• 18 print fat eighths* • 11/4 yards green check* • 21/4 yards cream print* • Back­ing to size • Bat­ting to size • Thread • Tem­plate ma­te­rial • Ba­sic sewing tools and sup­plies *Eve­lyn’s Homestead fab­ric col­lec­tion by Betsy Chutchian for Moda used to make sam­ple.

CUT­TING

Sep­a­rate the fat eighths into two groups of nine each. Each block uses one fab­ric from each group. Pre­pare tem­plates for D and E/ER pieces us­ing pat­terns given; cut as di­rected on each piece and re­fer­ring to Fig­ures 1 and 2.

From 1st group 9 fat eighths:

• Cut 1 (51/4" x 20") strip each fab­ric. Sub­cut each strip into 1 (51/4") B square and 1 (41/2") A square. Cut each B square on both di­ag­o­nals to make 4 B tri­an­gles each fab­ric. From 2nd group 9 fat eighths: • Cut 1 (47/ 8" x 20") strip each fab­ric. Sub­cut each strip into 2 (47/ 8") squares. Cut each square in half on 1 di­ag­o­nal to make 4 C tri­an­gles each fab­ric. From green check: • Cut 4 (41/2" by fab­ric width) D strips. Fold each strip in half at nar­row width with wrong sides to­gether and cut 36 D pieces (1 cut equals 2 D pieces) us­ing the pre­pared tem­plate and re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 1. • Cut 1 (21/2" by fab­ric width) strip.

Sub­cut strip into 16 (21/2") H squares. • Cut 6 (21/4" by fab­ric width) bind­ing strips.

From cream print:

• Cut 3 (41/2" by fab­ric width) E strips. Fold each strip in half at nar­row width with wrong sides to­gether and cut 36 each E and ER pieces us­ing the pre­pared tem­plate and re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 2 (1 cut equals 1 each E and ER piece). • Cut 2 (121/2" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 24 (21/2" x 121/2")

G strips and 2 (51/4") F squares. • Cut 1 (51/4" by fab­ric width) strip. Sub­cut strips into 7 (51/4") F squares. Cut all F squares on both di­ag­o­nals to make 36 F tri­an­gles. • Cut 5 (41/2" by fab­ric width) I/J strips.

COM­PLET­ING THE BLOCKS

1. Sew E and ER to D to com­plete a D-E unit as shown in Fig­ure 3; press. Re­peat to make a to­tal of 36 D-E units.

2. To com­plete one Bloom­ing Beauty block, se­lect one match­ing A square and four B tri­an­gles, four match­ing C tri­an­gles, and four each F tri­an­gles and D-E units.

3. Sew F to B and add C to make a B-C-F unit as shown in Fig­ure 4; press. Re­peat to make a to­tal of four match­ing B-C-F units.

4. Sew a B-C-F unit to op­po­site sides of A to com­plete the cen­ter row as shown in Fig­ure 5; press.

5. Sew a D-E unit to op­po­site sides of a B-C-F unit to com­plete the top row as shown in Fig­ure 6; press. Re­peat to make the bot­tom row.

6. Join the rows to com­plete one Bloom­ing Beauty block as shown in Fig­ure 7; press.

7. Re­peat steps 2–6 to com­plete a to­tal of nine Bloom­ing Beauty blocks.

Bloom­ing Beauty 12" x 12" Fin­ished Block Make 9

Fig­ure 1

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