Baubles

Learn to piece gen­tle curves.

Quilter's World - - Out Of The Box - DE­SIGN BY NANCY SCOT T QUILTED BY MAS­TER­PIECE QUILT­ING

CUT­TING

Num­ber the nine dif­fer­ent 1/3 yard batiks 1, 2 and 7–13. Num­ber the four dif­fer­ent 1/2-yard batiks 3–6. Pre­pare tem­plates for the A and B pieces us­ing pat­terns given. Cut as di­rected on each piece. Mark the cen­ter of each piece as per pat­tern. From navy blue batik: • Cut 6 (21/4" by fab­ric width) bind­ing strips. From pur­ple/aqua batik: • Cut 6 (51/2" by fab­ric width) C/D strips.

COM­PLET­ING THE BLOCKS

1. Lay out the A and B pieces in five ver­ti­cal rows re­fer­ring to the num­bers in each A and B piece shown in Fig­ure 1 for lay­out sug­ges­tions based on the num­ber­ing of the fab­rics.

2. Se­lect the top left A and B pieces. Cen­ter and pin the curved edge of B right sides to­gether on the curved edge of A. Pin the start­ing end to­gether at the seam al­lowance and stitch to the cen­ter, eas­ing in curve as shown in Fig­ure 2.

3. Pin the op­po­site seam end and stitch from the cen­ter to the end, eas­ing in curve re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 3.

4. Clip curve as shown in Fig­ure 4; press seam to­ward A to com­plete one Baubles block.

5. Place the com­pleted block back in the ar­ranged row pat­tern.

6. Re­peat steps 2–5, se­lect­ing A and B pieces from the rows as ar­ranged, to com­plete a to­tal of 25 Baubles blocks.

“Gen­tle curves, flow­ing stream, soft­ness that gives me calm.” —Nancy Scott

COM­PLET­ING THE QUILT

Re­fer to the Assem­bly Diagram for con­struc­tion steps.

1. Join the Baubles blocks in five ver­ti­cal rows of five blocks each as pre­vi­ously ar­ranged; press.

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

3. Join the C/D strips on the short ends to make one long strip; press. Sub­cut strip into two each 51/2" x 451/2" C strips and 51/2" x 551/2" D strips.

4. Sew C strips to op­po­site sides and D strips to the top and bot­tom of the pieced cen­ter to com­plete the quilt top.

5. Create a quilt sand­wich re­fer­ring to Quilt­ing Ba­sics on page 102. 6. Quilt as de­sired. 7. Bind edges re­fer­ring to Quilt­ing Ba­sics on page 102 to fin­ish.

Baubles 9" x 9" Fin­ished Block Make 25

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