Rolling Stone Baby Quilt

Make an adorable baby quilt.

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MA­TE­RI­ALS

• 1/2 yard orange/pink batik* • 1 yard light pink batik* • 1 yard medium pink batik* • 11/ 8 yards white batik* • 11/ 8 yards dark pink batik* • Back­ing to size • Bat­ting to size* • Thread • Ba­sic sewing tools and sup­plies *Bri­tish Rose fab­ric col­lec­tion from Is­land Batiks; Soft & Bright bat­ting from The Warm Com­pany used to make sam­ple.

CUT­TING

From orange/pink batik: • Cut 2 (25/ 8" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 28 (25/ 8") D1 squares. • Cut 2 (31/2" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 28 (2" x 31/2") F1 rec­tan­gles. From light pink batik: • Cut 2 (31/2" by fab­ric width) strips.

Sub­cut strips into 20 (31/2") A squares. • Cut 8 (23/ 8" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 120 (23/ 8") squares. Cut each square in half on 1 di­ag­o­nal to make 240 E tri­an­gles. From medium pink batik: • Cut 1 (25/ 8" by fab­ric width) strip. Sub­cut strip into 15 (25/ 8") D3 squares. • Cut 2 (31/2" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 24 (2" x 31/2") F3 rec­tan­gles and 9 (25/ 8") D3 squares (24 to­tal). • Cut 6 (21/4" by fab­ric width) bind­ing strips. From white batik: • Cut 4 (31/2" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 80 (2" x 31/2")

B rec­tan­gles. • Cut 3 (23/ 8" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 40 (23/ 8") squares. Cut each square in half on 1 di­ag­o­nal to make 80 C tri­an­gles. • Cut 5 (11/2" by fab­ric width) G/H strips. From dark pink batik: • Cut 2 (25/ 8" by fab­ric width) strips.

Sub­cut strips into 28 (25/ 8") D2 squares. • Cut 2 (31/2" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 28 (2" x 31/2")

F2 rec­tan­gles. • Cut 5 (31/2" by fab­ric width) I/J strips.

COM­PLET­ING THE ROLLING STONE BLOCKS

1. Sew an E tri­an­gle to three sides of the D1 square and add one C tri­an­gle to make a block 1 cor­ner unit as shown in Fig­ure 1; press. Re­peat to make a to­tal of 28 block 1 cor­ner units.

When the theme ‘think out­side the box’ was pro­posed, I thought of think­ing out­side the QUBE. The Rolling Stone block is a 1.5 size block, so it would be 9" fin­ished. So, I am think­ing out­side the QUBE box!” —Bea Lee

2. Sew B to F1 to com­plete a block 1 side unit as shown in Fig­ure 2; press. Re­peat to make a to­tal of 28 block 1 side units.

3. To com­plete one Rolling Stone 1 block, se­lect one A square and four each block 1 side and cor­ner units.

4. Sew a side unit to op­po­site sides of A to com­plete the cen­ter row as shown in Fig­ure 3; press.

5. Sew a cor­ner unit to op­po­site sides of a side unit to com­plete the top row as shown in Fig­ure 4; press. Re­peat to make the bot­tom row.

6. Sew the cen­ter row be­tween the top and bot­tom rows to com­plete one Rolling Stone 1 block as shown in Fig­ure 5; press.

7. Re­peat steps 3–6 to com­plete a to­tal of seven Rolling Stone 1 blocks.

8. Re­peat step 1 with D2 and D3 squares and step 2 with F2 and F3 rec­tan­gles to make side and cor­ner units for blocks 2 and 3 re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 6.

9. Re­peat steps 3–6 with block 2 units to com­plete seven Rolling Stone 2 blocks re­fer­ring to the block draw­ing.

10. Re­peat steps 3–6 with block 3 units to com­plete six Rolling Stone 3 blocks re­fer­ring to the block draw­ing.

COM­PLET­ING THE QUILT

Re­fer to the Assem­bly Diagram for con­struc­tion steps.

1. Ar­range and join four blocks to make a row re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 7 for po­si­tion­ing of blocks by num­ber; press. Re­peat to com­plete five rows.

2. Join the rows to com­plete the pieced cen­ter; press.

3. Join the G/H strips on the short ends to make one long strip; press. Sub­cut strip into two each 11/2" x 451/2" G strips and 11/2" x 381/2" H strips.

4. Sew G strips to op­po­site long sides and H strips to the top and bot­tom of the pieced cen­ter; press.

5. Join the I/J strips on the short ends to make one long strip; press. Sub­cut strip into two each 31/2" x 471/2" I strips and 31/2" x 441/2" J strips.

6. 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.

7. Create a quilt sand­wich re­fer­ring to Quilt­ing Ba­sics on page 102. 8. Quilt as de­sired. 9. Bind edges re­fer­ring to Quilt­ing Ba­sics on page 102 to fin­ish.

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