A Christ­mas Legacy

A chal­lenge you’ll want to take.

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MA­TE­RI­ALS

• 1/2 yard caramel/gold dot* • 21/4 yards poin­set­tia print* • 27/ 8 yards ivory/gold swirl* • 3 yards scar­let/gold bub­ble print* • 3 yards green/gold tonal* • Back­ing to size • Bat­ting to size* • Thread • Tem­plate ma­te­rial • 8"-square or larger ro­tary ruler • Ba­sic sewing tools and sup­plies *Poin­set­tia Song fab­ric col­lec­tion from Hoff­man Cal­i­for­nia-In­ter­na­tional Fab­rics; Warm 80/20 bat­ting from The Warm Com­pany used to make sam­ple.

CUT­TING

Pre­pare tem­plates for A, B, C and D us­ing pat­terns given. From caramel/gold dot: • Cut 3 (41/4" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 20 (41/4") squares. Cut each square on both di­ag­o­nals to make 80 H tri­an­gles. From poin­set­tia print: • Cut 5 (131/2" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 9 (131/2") D squares.

Set aside to cut D pieces later. From ivory/gold swirl: • Cut 5 (91/2" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 72 A pieces us­ing

the pre­pared tem­plate. • 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. • Cut 3 (41/4" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 20 (41/4") F squares and 2 (37/ 8") K squares. Cut each F square on both di­ag­o­nals to make 80 F tri­an­gles. Cut each K square in half on 1 di­ag­o­nal to make 4 K tri­an­gles. • Cut 7 (2" by fab­ric width) M/N strips. From scar­let/gold bub­ble print: • Cut 8 (71/2" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 36 C pieces us­ing

the pre­pared tem­plate. • Cut 3 (25/ 8" by fab­ric width) strips.

Sub­cut strips into 36 (25/ 8") I squares. • Cut 1 (37/ 8" by fab­ric width) strip. Sub­cut strip into 6 (37/ 8") squares. Cut each square in half on 1 di­ag­o­nal to make 12 J tri­an­gles. • Cut 8 (21/4" by fab­ric width) bind­ing strips.

From green/gold tonal: • Cut 3 (131/4" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 36 B pieces us­ing

pre­pared tem­plate. • Cut 5 (51/ 8" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 72 (25/ 8" x 51/ 8")

G rec­tan­gles. • Cut 8 (31/2" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut 1 strip into 4 (31/2") L squares. Set aside re­main­der and 7 re­main­ing strips for O/P borders.

CUT­TING THE D PIECES

1. Fold each D square in half ver­ti­cally and hor­i­zon­tally; fin­ger-press to hold.

2. Place the pre­pared D tem­plate on the folds of one folded square as per pat­tern and cut one D piece as shown in Fig­ure 1. Re­peat to cut a to­tal of nine D pieces.

COM­PLET­ING THE POIN­SET­TIA BLOCKS

1. Cen­ter the curved side of a B piece on one curved side of D, right sides to­gether and match­ing cen­ters; pin to hold. Pin the be­gin­ning end to match and stitch from the end to the cen­ter as shown in Fig­ure 2.

2. Com­plete the stitch­ing from the cen­ter to the op­po­site end as shown in Fig­ure 3.

3. Press B to the right side with seam to­ward B.

4. Re­peat steps 1–3 with three more B pieces to com­plete the B-D unit as shown in Fig­ure 4.

5. Re­peat steps 1–3 with A and C pieces to com­plete four A-C units re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 5.

6. Sew an A-C unit to each side of the B-D unit to com­plete one Poin­set­tia block as shown in Fig­ure 6; press. 7. Re­peat steps 1–6 to com­plete a to­tal of nine Poin­set­tia blocks.

COM­PLET­ING THE BOR­DER BLOCKS

1. Sew H to one long side of G as shown in Fig­ure 7; press. Re­peat to make 36 each G-H and re­versed G-H units. 2. Add E to the G side of one G-H unit as shown in Fig­ure 8; press.

3. Align the edges of the square ro­tary ruler with the long edges of E and H and trim ex­cess G even with those edges to com­plete one G cor­ner unit as shown in Fig­ure 9.

4. Re­peat steps 2 and 3 to make a to­tal of 36 G cor­ner units.

5. Sew F to two ad­ja­cent sides of I to make an F-I unit as shown in Fig­ure 10. Re­peat to make a to­tal of 36 units.

6. Sew an F-I unit to each re­versed G-H unit as shown in Fig­ure 11; press. 7. Trim ex­cess G as in step 3 to com­plete one I cor­ner unit as shown in Fig­ure 12.

8. Re­peat step 7 to com­plete a to­tal of 36 I cor­ner units.

9. Sew a G cor­ner unit to an I cor­ner unit to com­plete one Bor­der block as shown in Fig­ure 13; press. 10. Re­peat step 9 to com­plete a to­tal of 36 Bor­der blocks.

COM­PLET­ING THE COR­NER BLOCKS

1. Sew H to F on a short side; press. Add J to make an F-H-J unit as shown in Fig­ure 14; press. Re­peat to make four F-H-J units and four re­versed F-H-J units.

2. Sew J to K along the long edges to make a J-K unit as shown in Fig­ure 15; press. Re­peat to make four J-K units.

3. Se­lect one each L square, J-K unit, F-H-J unit and re­versed F-H-J unit to com­plete one Cor­ner Block.

4. Join the units and square to make two rows; press. Join the rows to com­plete one Cor­ner block; press. 5. Re­peat steps 3 and 4 to com­plete a to­tal of four Cor­ner blocks.

COM­PLET­ING THE QUILT

Re­fer to the Assem­bly Diagram for con­struc­tion steps.

1. Ar­range and join three Poin­set­tia blocks to make a row; press. Re­peat to make a to­tal of three rows.

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

3. Join nine Bor­der blocks to make a side row; press. Re­peat to make a to­tal of four side rows.

4. Sew a side row to op­po­site sides of the pieced cen­ter; press.

5. Sew a Cor­ner block to each end of the re­main­ing side rows; press. Sew these rows to the top and bot­tom of the pieced cen­ter; press.

6. Join the M/N strips on the short ends to make one long strip; press. Sub­cut strip into two each 2" x 661/2" M strips and 2" x 691/2" N strips.

7. Sew M strips to the top and bot­tom, and N strips to op­po­site sides of the pieced cen­ter; press.

8. Join the O/P strips on the short ends to make one long strip; press. Sub­cut strips into two each 31/2" x 691/2" O strips and 31/2" x 751/2" P strips.

9. Sew the O strips to the top and bot­tom, and P strips to op­po­site sides of the pieced cen­ter to com­plete the quilt top; press.

10. Create a quilt sand­wich re­fer­ring to Quilt­ing Ba­sics on page 102. 11. Quilt as de­sired. 12. Bind edges re­fer­ring to Quilt­ing Ba­sics on page 102 to fin­ish.

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