Fabrics Needed: Three fabrics are needed for the front of the quilt. Base your fabric selection on a light, medium and dark fabric, the light being the background. You may choose to add a fourth fabric for the binding or use your medium color #2 for the binding.
Fabrics Needed: Color #1(Dark) ½ yard Color #2: (Medium) 1/8 yard Color #3: (Light) ¼ yard
1/3 yard for Binding, Backing fabric 18” x 38”, Low loft Batting 18” x 38”
Color #1 Cut six strips 2 ½” x WOF. Sub-cut two strips into twelve 2 ½” x 6 ½” rectangles. Sub-cut one strip into twelve 2 ½” squares. Set aside three other strips.
Color #2 Cut one strip 3 7/8” wide x WOF. Sub-cut into six 3 7/8” squares; sub-cut what is left of this strip into a 2 7/8” wide strip and cut six 2 7/8” squares.
Color #3 Cut one strip 3 7/8” wide by WOF Sub-cut into six 3 7/8” squares; sub-cut what is left of this strip into a 2 7/8” wide strip and cut six 2 7/8” squares.
Cut two strips 2 ½” wide by WOF. Sub-cut strips into twenty-four 2 ½” squares.
1. Draw a diagonal line on the back of the twenty four 2 1/2” (light) squares.
2. Pair up the medium and light 2 7/8” square, you should have six pairs. Draw a diagonal line on the back of the light colored squares. Sew a ¼” on both sides of the drawn diagonal line. Cut on the diagonal line, press towards the medium colored fabric and trim to 2 ½” squares. You will have 12 half square triangles.
Using the twenty four 2 1/2" (light) squares, place a square, right sidestogether on each of the twelve 2 1/2" x 6 1/2" rectangles ( dark). Sew on thedrawn line. Cut off the excess seam allowance and press seams towards therectangles.
Pair up the medium and light 3 7/8" squares, you should have twelve pairs.Draw a diagonal line on the back of the light colored squares. Sew a 1/4" onboth sides of the drawn diagonal line. Cut on the diagonal line, press towardsthe medium colored fabric and trim to 3 1/2" squares. You will have 12 halfsquare triangles.
On the twelve dark 2 1/2" squares, draw a diagonal line on the back of eachsquare.
Next month will be the final steps for assembling the blocks and wehope to see your creation at the Get Together on April 24th at the MooseLodge.
Making the blocks and finishing. You will be making three identicalblocks for the table runner plus adding borders.
To make the block's center, sew the four larger half square trianglestogether, as shown in diagram. Use a scant 1/4" seam and press the seamsto the darker side. (Diagram 1)
Now place a dark 2 1/2" square right sides together lined up with onecomer of the center unit. Sew on the drawn line. Cut off the excessseam allowance, pressing the remainder towards the comer triangle.Repeat this on the other three comers of the center unit. This unit shouldmeasure 6 1/2". (Diagram 2)
Now lay out four large rectangle units and the four half square trianglesmade in previous steps to make up one block. (Diagram 3)Sew a 2 I/2" half square triangle unit to each side of two rectangle units.Set aside, sew two rectangle units to each side of your center pinwheelunit. Press seams towards rectangle unit.(Make sure you have the units facing the right direction before sewing,consult diagram). Use the other rectangle units with half square trianglesalready attached to sew to the other sides of the block. Press seamstowards the rectangle units.You have now sewn together one block, repeat the steps to make twomore identical blocks. Block size is 10 I/2" unfinished.
Sew the three blocks together in a vertical row.Use the three 2 1/2" strips cut out of the dark fabric as your borders. Cuttwo side borders 2 1/2" x 30 I/2" and two top and bottom borders2 1/2" x 14 1/2". (Diagram 4) Sew the sides, then top and bottom of quiltto complete your project. Quilt and bind.