by Lucy A. Fazely - Copyright 1999
As seen in Traditional Quilter presents... Quilting for Christmas Winter 2000 issue
|Block Size: 7-1/2" x 7-1/2"
Quilt Size: 39" x 39"
(Yardage is based on 44" wide fabric):
....2 yards red/white floral fabric
....1 yard green fabric
....1/4 yard red fabric
....1-1/2 yards fabric for backing and hanging sleeve
....42" x 42" quilt batting
|1. Cut the
following strips of fabric, then cut as directed:
Cut 12: 3" x 44"
strips of floral fabric
Cut 4: 3-1/4" x 44"strips floral fabric (border)
Cut 5: 2-1/2" x 44" strips floral fabric (binding)
Cut 10: 3" x
44" strips green fabric
Cut 4: 2" x 44" strips red fabric for border
|2. Divide the 3"
floral squares into three piles: 16 predominately red
squares; 64 squares that have mostly red flowers on half
the square; 64 squares that have mostly white flowers on
half the square
3. On the wrong side of the 3" green print squares, draw a diagonal line.
4. Place a green print square right sides together with each of the 64 squares with mostly white on half and the 64 squares with mostly red on half. Stitch along marked line. Trim seam allowance to 1/4", being sure that you trim the right side so you still have a mostly red or mostly white half showing in the finished half square triangle.
|5. Piece sixteen blocks.
6. Layout all the blocks as shown in Quilt Layout. Stitch blocks together into rows. Sew rows into completed quilt center.
7. Sew a red border strip to right and left side of quilt center. Press and trim excess. Stitch a red border strip to top and bottom of quilt center. Press and trim excess. Add floral border in the same manner.
8. Cut a 44" x 44" piece of fabric for backing and set aside remaining fabric for hanging sleeve.
9. Layer backing, batting and quilt top. Baste layers together.
10. Quilt or tie as desired.
11. Carefully trim backing and batting even with quilt top.
12. Prepare binding from five 2-1/2" x 44" strips of floral print. Press strips together into one long binding strip. Press strip in half lengthwise.
13.Leaving an 8" tail of binding, sew binding to top of quilt through all layers matching all raw edges. Miter corners. Stop approximately 12" from where you started. Lay both loose ends of binding flat along quilt edge. Where these two loose ends meet, fold them back on themselves and press to form a crease. Using this crease as your stitching line, sew the two open ends of the binding together right sides together. Trim seam to 1/4" and press open. Finish sewing tape to quilt.
14. Turn binding to back of quilt and blindstitch in place.
15. To make sleeve for hanging, cut a 6" x 37" piece of fabric. Sew long sides together wrong sides together with a 1/4" seam. Turn tube inside out and sew a 3/8" seam to enclose first seam along long edge. Turn tube right side out and turn in raw edge 1/4", twice, and blindstitch in place.
16. Center sleeve, 1"-2" from the top of the quilt back. Using a blindstitch, sew bottom of sleeve to quilt backing. Fold top of sleeve down about 3/8" and stitch back of sleeve to quilt backing along this fold line. This will allow the rod to fill the sleeve without pulling on the front of the quilt.
17. Sign and date your work.
The following companies provided materials used in making sample quilt
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