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Too Flat

Amy Walsh C&T Publishing ePub

by Janine Burke, 81″ × 95″

I love the architecture in Chicago. Whether it’s residential or commer-I cial, it appeals to my eye. I am frequently inspired by architecture for patterns, and this one is no exception. Playing on the phrase two-flat in reference to apartment-style living, Too Flat represents the many cozy homes throughout the city and surrounding suburbs.

FINISHED BLOCK: 9″ × 5″

FINISHED QUILT: 81″ × 95″

The following yardage makes a queen-size quilt. Refer to the Too Flat chart (page 49) for alternate sizes and yardage requirements.

Assorted batiks: 43 strips 8″ × 42″ or 43 fat quarters

Binding: ¾ yard

Backing: 7¾ yards

Batting: 91″ × 105″

We have included cutting instructions for both 42″strips as well as fat quarters.

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We encourage you to cut just 2 contrasting batiks to begin with so that you can construct a test block. This way you can verify the accuracy of your pieces and you can see how your fabrics are going together.

Each block is constructed of the following pieces:

1 rectangle 1½″ × 5½″ (Unit A)

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LOFT

Amy Walsh C&T Publishing ePub

by Amy Walsh, 70″ × 70″

FINISHED BLOCK: 6″ × 6"

FINISHED QUILT: 70″ × 70″

I have always wanted to live in a loft in downtown Chicago. I love the idea of escaping the frenetic energy of the streets in a cool, industrial-feeling apartment that overlooks our beautiful city. This is the type of quilt that would fit in perfectly with my idea of the perfect interior of such a home.

The following yardage makes a throw-sized quilt. Refer to the LOFT chart (page 27) for alternate sizes and yardage requirements.

Assorted pastel solids: 10 strips 6½″ × 42″ or 2 yards total

Solid gray: 5 yards for block centers, sashing, and outside borders

Binding: ½ yard

Backing: 5½ yards

Batting: 80″ × 80″

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Don’t forget to wash your solids with Retayne (pages 15 and 70)!

From the assorted pastels, cut:

10 strips 6½″ × 42″

Cut each 6½″ strip into:

10 rectangles 2″ × 6½″ (Unit C)

10 rectangles 2″ × 3½″ (Unit B)

Cutting diagram

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Each 6½″ strip will yield enough frames for 5 LOFT blocks.

From the solid gray, cut:

3 strips 6½″ × 42″

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Slide Show

Amy Walsh C&T Publishing ePub

by Janine Burke, 69″ × 85″

FINISHED BLOCK: 9″ × 5″

FINISHED QUILT: 69″ × 85″

Back in the “old” days, before digital cameras, we had film. From the times of silent movies, there was always film. These blocks remind me of the days of film, whether slides or reel-to-reel. So put on your favorite film, pop a bowl of popcorn, and make an evening of it!

The following yardage makes a throw-size quilt. Refer to the Slide Show chart (page 62) for alternate sizes and yardage requirements.

Assorted batiks: 33 strips 7″ × 42″ or 6¾ yards total

Binding: ¾ yard

Backing: 5½ yards

Batting: 79″ × 95″

TIP

Cut just 2 contrasting batiks to begin with so that you can construct a test block. This way you can verify the accuracy of your pieces and you can see how your fabrics are going together.

From the assorted batiks, cut:

33 strips 7″ × 42″

From 16 strips, cut each 7″ strip into:

2 rectangles 3½″ × 7″; subcut into
4 squares 3½″ × 3½″ (Unit A).

7 rectangles 3½″ × 7″; subcut into 7 rectangles
3½″ × 5½″ (Unit C) and 6 rectangles 1½″ × 3½″ (Unit B).

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Union Station

Amy Walsh C&T Publishing ePub

by Janine Burke, 60″ × 82½″

Once upon a time, I used to take the train into Chicago’s Union Station on my way to work in the morning and then back out again at night. The gray rails represent the train tracks (you probably figured that out), while the palette represents the multicolors of the multicultures who pass through Union Station by the thousands every day.

FINISHED SQUARE BLOCK: 7½″ × 7½″

FINISHED RECTANGLE BLOCK: 7½″ × 15″

FINISHED QUILT: 60″ × 82½″

The following yardage makes a throw-size quilt. Refer to the Union Station chart (page 45) for alternate sizes and yardage requirements.

Assorted bright solids: 20 strips 6″ × 42″ or 3½ yards total

Gray: 2½ yards

Batting: 70″ × 92″

Backing: 5¼ yards

Binding: ¾ yard

From each of the assorted bright solids, cut:

20 strips 6″ × 42″

Cut each 6″ strip into:

3 strips 2″ × 42″

From the gray, cut:

40 strips 2″ × 42″

Union Station is constructed by making strata or strip-pieced units. You will make a total of 20 stratas, 1 with each accent color.

Strata of 2 gray strips between 3 accent strips

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Club Noir

Amy Walsh C&T Publishing ePub

by Janine Burke, 54″ × 72″

FINISHED BLOCK: 12″ × 6″

FINISHED QUILT: 54″ × 72″

I’ve long been intrigued by the dichotomy of nightclubs-dark and sensual, yet loud and lively. This color palette was chosen to reflect that atmosphere: mysterious yet bright.

The following yardage makes a twin-size quilt. Refer to the Club Noir chart (page 58) for alternate sizes and yardage requirements.

Assorted solids: 18 strips 9″ × 42″ or 4¾ yards total or 20 fat quarters

Binding: ½ yard

Backing: 3¾ yards

Batting: 64″ × 82″

We have included cutting instructions for both 42″strips as well as fat quarters.

TIP

Cut up just 2 contrasting solids to begin with so that you can construct a test block. This way you can verify the accuracy of your pieces and you can see how your fabrics are going together.

Cutting from assorted solids

From the assorted solids, cut:

18 strips 9″ × 42″

Cut each 9″ strip into:

1 strip 4½″ × 42″; subcut into 3 squares 4½″ × 4½″,
3 rectangles 3½″ × 4½″, and 6 rectangles 1½″ × 4½″.

3 strips 1½″ × 42″; subcut each strip into
2 rectangles 1½″ × 12½″ and 3 rectangles 1½″ × 4½″.

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