In­can­des­cence

Sim­ple strip piec­ing and your fa­vorite fab­rics make this seem­ingly com­plex de­sign come to­gether eas­ily.

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MA­TE­RI­ALS

• Scraps green and aqua/turquoise solids, tonals and prints (ap­prox­i­mately 1/4 yard 14 dif­fer­ent fab­rics or 1/ 8 yard 27 dif­fer­ent fab­rics) • 11/ 8 yards jade green solid • 31/ 8 yards white solid • 41/4 yards gray solid • Back­ing to size • Bat­ting to size • Thread • Ba­sic sewing tools and sup­plies

CUT­TING

From green & aqua/turquoise solids, tonals & prints: • Cut 162 (31/4" x 6") I rec­tan­gles. From jade green solid: • Cut 9 (31/4" by fab­ric width) L/M strips. From white solid: • Cut 15 (31/4" by fab­ric width) A strips. Sub­cut 3 strips into 36 (31/4") A squares. Set aside re­main­ing 12 strips for strip sets. • Cut 6 (17/ 8" by fab­ric width) D strips. • Cut 6 (51/ 8" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 36 (51/ 8") squares. Cut each square on both di­ag­o­nals to make 144 E tri­an­gles. • Cut 2 (27/ 8" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 18 (27/ 8") squares. Cut each square in half on 1 di­ag­o­nal to make 36 F tri­an­gles. From gray solid: • Cut 12 (31/4" by fab­ric width) B strips. • Cut 9 (17/ 8" by fab­ric width) C strips. • Cut 2 (27/ 8" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 18 (27/ 8") squares. Cut each square in half on 1 di­ag­o­nal to make 36 G tri­an­gles. • Cut 6 (51/ 8" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 36 (51/ 8") squares. Cut each square on both di­ag­o­nals to make 144 H tri­an­gles. • Cut 9 (21/2" by fab­ric width) J/K strips. • Cut 10 (21/4" by fab­ric width) bind­ing strips.

COM­PLET­ING THE BLOCKS

Press all seams open to re­duce bulk. 1. Sew an A strip be­tween two B strips with right sides to­gether along length to make a B-A-B strip set; press. Re­peat to make a to­tal of three B-A-B strip sets.

2. Sub­cut the B-A-B strip sets into 36 (31/4" x 83/4") B-A-B units as shown in Fig­ure 1.

3. Sew a C strip to an A strip with right sides to­gether along length to make an A-C strip set; press. Re­peat to make a to­tal of nine A-C strip sets.

4. Sub­cut the A-C strip sets into 108 (31/4" x 45/8") A-C units as shown in Fig­ure 2.

5. Re­peat step 3 with B and D strips to com­plete six B-D strip sets. Sub­cut strip sets into 72 (31/4" x 45/8") B-D units as shown in Fig­ure 3.

We wanted to de­velop a de­sign that would al­low us to high­light the scraps we’ve been col­lect­ing. By con­trast­ing the di­rec­tions of the scraps with the bold white and gray geo­met­ric de­sign, they have a chance to shine.” —Missy Wi­nona & Kimie Tan­ner

6. Sew H to op­po­site sides of an A square and add F to com­plete an A-F-H unit as shown in Fig­ure 4; press. Re­peat to make a to­tal of 36 A-F-H units.

7. Sew an E tri­an­gle to the ends of a B-A-B unit to make an A-B-E unit as shown in Fig­ure 5; press. Re­peat to make a to­tal of 36 A-B-E units.

8. Sew an A-C unit to op­po­site sides of an I rec­tan­gle and add an H tri­an­gle to each end to make an A-C-H-I unit as shown in Fig­ure 6; press. Re­peat to make a to­tal of 36 A-C-H-I units.

9. Join two each I rec­tan­gles, B-D units and E tri­an­gles to make a B-D-E-I unit as shown in Fig­ure 7; press. Re­peat to make a to­tal of 36 B-D-E-I units.

10. Join three I rec­tan­gles and two each A-C units and G tri­an­gles to make a cen­ter row as shown in Fig­ure 8; press. Re­peat to make 18 cen­ter rows.

11. To com­plete one In­can­des­cence block, select two of each pieced unit and one cen­ter row.

12. Ar­range and join one of each unit to com­plete half the block as shown in Fig­ure 9; press. Re­peat to make a sec­ond half-block.

13. Ar­range and join the half-blocks with the cen­ter row to com­plete one In­can­des­cence block re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 10; press. 14. Re­peat steps 11–13 to com­plete a to­tal of 18 In­can­des­cence blocks.

CRE­AT­ING THE SIDE & COR­NER UNITS

1. Select one In­can­des­cence block. Cut the block in half on one di­ag­o­nal ex­actly as shown in Fig­ure 11 to make two top/ bot­tom units. Re­peat with a sec­ond block to make a to­tal of four top/bot­tom units.

2. Re­peat step 1 with two more In­can­des­cence blocks to make four side units, cut­ting on the op­po­site di­ag­o­nal as shown in Fig­ure 12.

3. Cut one In­can­des­cence block on both di­ag­o­nals to make four cor­ner units as shown in Fig­ure 13.

COM­PLET­ING THE QUILT

Re­fer to the As­sem­bly Di­a­gram as needed for con­struc­tion steps. Re­fer to Here’s a Tip for ad­di­tional join­ing in­struc­tions.

1. Ar­range and join the blocks with the side, top, bot­tom and cor­ner units in di­ag­o­nal rows; press.

2. Join the rows and add the re­main­ing cor­ner units to com­plete the pieced cen­ter. Note: There will not be a 1/4" seam al­lowance at the block cor­ners on the out­side edges of the quilt cen­ter. The block cor­ners will be blunted in the fin­ished quilt.

3. Mea­sure the sides of the quilt to de­ter­mine bor­der lengths. All four sides should be equal. If not, de­ter­mine the clos­est length that can be ad­justed to fit.

4. Join the J/K strips on the short ends to make one long strip; press. Sub­cut strips to make two each 21/2" by the length de­ter­mined in step 3 for J strips and 21/2" by that length plus 4" for K strips.

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

6. Re­peat step 4 with the L/M strips, cut­ting two strips the length of K for the L strips and two strips the length of K plus 51/2" for the M strips.

7. Sew L strips to op­po­site sides and M strips to the top and bot­tom of the pieced cen­ter to com­plete the quilt top.

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. QW

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