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Medium 9781607051909

Gin Rummy

Monique Dillard C&T Publishing ePub

Designed and made by Monique Dillard.
Quilted by LeAnne Olson.

• Light fabric: 4 fat quarters

• Brown fabric: 4 fat quarters

• Pink fabric: 4 fat quarters

• Inner border: ¼ yard

• Outer border and binding: 1 yards

• Backing: 3 yards

• Batting: 52″ × 52″

Before beginning, match a light, a pink, and a brown fat quarter together to make 4 sets for piecing. Each set of fat quarters makes 4 blocks. Cut the fat quarters separately.

LIGHT FAT QUARTERS

• From each light fat quarter:

Cut 1 strip 3″ × width of fabric; cut into 4 squares 3″ × 3″ (H).

Cut 4 strips 2½″ × width of fabric; cut into 32 squares 2½″ × 2½″ (F).

Cut 3 strips 1½″ × width of fabric; cut into 8 pieces 1½″ × 3½″ (B) and 8 pieces 1½″ × 2½″ (C).

BROWN FAT QUARTERS

• From each brown fat quarter:

Cut 2 strips 4½″ × width of fabric; cut into 16 pieces 4½″ × 2½″ (G).

Cut 1 strip 2½″ × width of fabric; cut into 8 squares 2½″ × 2½″ (E).

PINK FAT QUARTERS

• From each pink fat quarter:

Cut 1 strip 3″ × width of fabric; cut into 4 squares 3″ × 3″ (I).

Cut 2 strips 2½″ × width of fabric; cut into 12 squares 2½″ × 2½″ (D).

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Medium 9781607054412

Quick Step

Kim Schaefer C&T Publishing ePub

Quilted by Diane Minkley of Patched Works, Inc.

finished block size: 8″ × 10″ | finished runner: 24½″ × 58½″

•  1½ yards total assorted brown batiks for runner center and outer border

•  ½ yard total assorted light batiks for inner border

•  1 yards for backing and binding

•  29″ × 63″ batting

Cut from assorted brown batiks:

•  10 rectangles 8½″ × 10½″ for pieced center

•  8 rectangles 2½″ × 12½″ for pieced outer border

•  6 rectangles 2½″ × 10½″ for pieced outer border Cut from assorted light batiks:

•  70 squares 2½″ × 2½″ for pieced inner border

Brown and white batiks are used to create this simple yet elegant runner. This fun and easy project is great for beginners or anyone who wants quick results.

1. Arrange and sew together 2 rectangles 2½″ × 12½″ and 3 rectangles 2½″ × 10½″ each for the 2 side borders. Refer to Putting It All Together as needed. Press.

2. Sew the 2 side borders to the runner top. Press toward the borders.

3. Arrange and sew together 2 rectangles 2½″ × 12½″ each for the 2 end borders. Press.

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Medium 9781571206220

Pastel Picnic

Kim Schaefer C&T Publishing ePub

Quilted by Diane Minkley

FINISHED BLOCK SIZES: 10″ × 10″, 5″ × 5″ FINISHED TABLE RUNNER: 20½″ × 60½″

Going green is easy when you whip up this table runner from a smorgasbord of greens. This scrappy runner is sure to brighten any tabletop.

2 yards total assorted greens for pieced blocks and pieced border

2¼ yards for backing and binding

24″ × 64″ batting

Cut from the assorted greens for the pieced blocks:

5 squares 6½″ × 6½″

10 rectangles 1½″ × 6½″

20 rectangles 1½″ × 8½″

10 rectangles 1½″ × 10½″

Cut from the assorted greens for the pieced border blocks:

84 squares 1½″ × 1½″

112 rectangles 1½″ × 3½″

56 rectangles 1½″ × 5½″

1. Piece the block as shown. Press. Make 5 blocks.

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

Step 4

2. Piece the border block as shown. Press. Make 28 blocks.

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

Step 4

1. Arrange and sew together 5 blocks to form the center of the table runner. Press.

2. Arrange and sew together 2 rows of 10 border blocks to make the side borders. Press.

3. Sew the 2 side borders to the runner top. Press toward the borders.

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Medium 9781607054412

City Lights

Kim Schaefer C&T Publishing ePub

Quilted by Diane Minkley of Patched Works, Inc.

finished block size: 6″ × 10″ | finished wall quilt: 50½″ × 52½″

A light, vertical lattice separates brightly colored batiks in this easy-to-piece row quilt. A monochromatic palette would work for this fun design as well.

•  2¾ yards total assorted bright batiks for pieced blocks

•  1 yard total assorted light batiks for lattice and borders

•  3½ yards for backing and binding

•  55″ × 57″ batting

Cut from assorted bright batiks for pieced blocks (2 for each block):

•  70 rectangles 2½″ × 8½″

•  70 rectangles 1½″ × 6½″

•  70 rectangles 1½″ × 2½″

Cut 105 squares 2½″ × 2½″ from contrasting assorted bright batiks for pieced blocks (3 for each block).

Cut from assorted light batiks:

•  30 rectangles 1½″ × 10½″ for lattice

•  2 strips 1½″ × 50½″ for side borders

•  2 strips 1½″ × 50½″ for top and bottom borders

 

Piece the blocks as shown. Press. Make 35 blocks.

1. Arrange the blocks into 5 rows of 7 blocks each. Refer to Putting It All Together (at right) as needed. Press.

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Medium 9781617450327

Suite 7: Byzantine Arches

Jessica Schick C&T Publishing ePub

SUITE 7: Byzantine Arches

JSBK7000 Byzantine P2P Element

For all printable patterns or digital content: http://tinyurl.com/11090-pattern-download

JSBK7001 Byzantine 8PT Block

For all printable patterns or digital content: http://tinyurl.com/11090-pattern-download

JSBK7002 Byzantine Simple Block

For all printable patterns or digital content: http://tinyurl.com/11090-pattern-download

JSBK7003 Byzantine Block

For all printable patterns or digital content: http://tinyurl.com/11090-pattern-download

JSBK7004 Byzantine Block

For all printable patterns or digital content: http://tinyurl.com/11090-pattern-download

JSBK7005 Byzantine Double Wedding Ring Block & Melon

For all printable patterns or digital content: http://tinyurl.com/11090-pattern-download

JSBK7006 Byzantine Circle Motif

For all printable patterns or digital content: http://tinyurl.com/11090-pattern-download

JSBK7007 Byzantine Kaleidoscope Star

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Medium 9781571208330

August—Bee Skep Quilt

Kim Schaefer C&T Publishing ePub

Bee Skep Quilt, 20½˝ × 28½˝, made by Kim Schaefer, quilted by Diane Minkley of Patched Works, Inc.

    yard total assorted lights for pieced background and appliqué pieces

    yard total assorted blues for pieced border and appliqué pieces

    yard total assorted yellows and golds for appliqué pieces

    yard each of 2 greens for stems and leaves

   Scraps of 2 purples for flower and flower center

   Scraps of 2 oranges for flower and flower center

    yard black for bees and door

   1 yard for backing and binding

   24˝ × 32˝ batting

   1½ yards paper-backed fusible web

Appliqué patterns are on pattern page P8. Refer to page 3 for preparing the appliqué.

Cut 15 squares 4½˝ × 4½˝ from the assorted tans for the pieced background.

Cut 20 squares 4½˝ × 4½˝ from the assorted blues for the pieced border.

Cut 1 each of appliqué pieces 1–18.

Cut 5 each of appliqué pieces 19–25.

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Medium 9781607058649

The Structure of a Quilt

Becky Goldsmith C&T Publishing ePub

the structure of a quilt

IDENTIFY THE BACKGROUND AND FOREGROUND

I have always used a simple system to build my quilts. I identify the foreground and background in every quilt I make, whether the quilt is pieced or appliquéd. A painter would refer to these as positive and negative spaces.

This is an easy concept in an appliqué quilt. The appliqué, which is the focus of the quilt, is the foreground and the positive space. The appliqué sits on top of the background, and the areas not covered by the appliqué are the negative space. The positive and negative spaces are easy to identify.

You can also identify the foreground and background in a pieced quilt, even though you may never have thought about it in quite this way. Whether a pieced quilt is simple or complex, some part of the design is more important than the rest. The dominant part of the quilt design is the foreground (positive), which may have several components. The rest is the background (negative).

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Medium 9781571209603

Flying Geese

Emily Cier C&T Publishing ePub

FINISHED BLOCK SIZE

81″ × 81″

Flying Geese quilts are traditionally very geometric, with orderly designs. This quilt takes the order to another level entirely by arranging square versions of a Flying Geese block in mathematical precision.

Note: If you are curious, this pattern follows the Sierpinski carpet fractal. Those aren’t typos in the cutting chart! This quilt is made of 3,803 pieces, almost all of which are easily foundation pieced.

Notes:

1. Quilter’s Freezer Paper Sheets or Carol Doak’s Foundation Paper (see Resources, page 63) make paper piecing easy.

2. These foundation pieces are cut with a ″ seam allowance all around, for ease of paper piecing.

3. Use your favorite method to foundation piece these blocks.

Photocopy or trace the foundation pattern on page 55 and make 512 of Block A, using Solid 1 (dark and light) and background fabrics placed as shown in the following illustration. Trim blocks, leaving a ¼″ seam allowance all around (3½″ × 3½″). Remove the foundation paper.

Tip

After trimming the blocks, remove the foundation paper to reduce bulk when continuing with the next step. Some quilters prefer to leave the paper on to keep the block square. It comes down to a personal preference.

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Medium 9781607059608

Spark 6. Make a Huge Mess

Carrie Bloomston Stash Books ePub

Every day when I pick up my daughter from preschool she is covered in remnants of her creative day, and I mean covered. She is dirty, sandy, gritty, painted, and stained. There’s sandwich on her face and sand in her pockets. Her shins are unrecognizably brownish-gray. I kneel down next to her, beaming, and say, “That’s what I like to see! I know you had a good day because you got messy!”

Do you honestly think I want that dirty child in my new car? Absolutely not! But I know I am being a really good mom in those moments because I am encouraging her creativity and validating her process and exploration. She can get in the bath later. Life is filled with opportunities, and if you are worried about getting dirty or making a mess, either metaphorically or for real, then you will be limited in your possibilities.

And so it is with grown-ups. You know you are on the right track if you are making a mess of something. You have to fall on your face sometimes. Who is your life for? Is it a big performance that you have rigged up with hidden strings and edited with Instagram-style filters to make you seem beautiful and perfect all the time? I did that for a long time. The years I Photoshopped my life into perfection and managed my image for some perceived gaze were some of the least creative of my life.

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Medium 9781607053583

TWIN: Fishbowl

Emily Cier C&T Publishing PDF

Fishbowl Twin quilt assembly diagram—top half (continued on next page)

A: 2½˝

A B G

A B: 2½˝

A: 2½˝

B: 6½˝

F B: 17½˝

F B: 11½˝

F B: 3½˝

F B: 2½˝ C

B: 2½˝ C: 2½˝

C: 4½˝

C: 4½˝

C: 4½˝

C: 4½˝

C: 4½˝

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

I: 3½˝

I: 3½˝

D

I: 3½˝ D: 2½˝

E I: 3½˝

D: 3½˝

E: 2½˝ I: 2½˝ D: 2½˝F: 2½˝

E: 3½˝ I: 2½˝ D F: 2½˝ D

E: 2½˝ B: 7½˝

E: 3½˝

B: 5½˝

E: 3½˝

B: 3½˝

TWIN

fishbowl

E: 2½˝ B: 7½˝

E: 6½˝

B: 5½˝

E J: 2½˝ E: 5½˝

B: 2½˝

J B: 2½˝ J E: 4½˝

B: 2½˝

J G B J E: 4½˝

B: 2½˝

J: 2½˝ E: 4½˝

B: 3½˝

E: 6½˝

B: 3½˝

E: 8½˝

B: 4½˝

E: 9½˝

B: 4½˝

E: 5½˝

B: 5½˝

H: 4½˝

E K: 2½˝ E B: 8½˝

E: 3½˝ I: 2½˝ F: 2½˝ D: 3½˝

E: 5½˝

B: 7½˝

E: 2½˝ B: 2½˝ I F: 6½˝

K: 2½˝ E B: 2½˝ E: 3½˝

B: 4½˝

E: 2½˝ G B I F: 3½˝

D: 3½˝

B: 2½˝ E K: 2½˝ E B E K: 2½˝ E B: 4½˝

E: 3½˝

I F: 2½˝ D F: 2½˝ D

B: 2½˝ E K: 2½˝ E B E K: 2½˝ E: 2½˝ B: 4½˝

E: 2½˝ I: 2½˝ D: 3½˝ F: 2½˝

B: 2½˝ E K: 2½˝ E B E K E B: 2½˝ E: 3½˝ B: 2½˝ E I: 2½˝ D: 4½˝

F

B E K: 2½˝ E B: 2½˝ E K E B E K: 3½˝ E B: 2½˝ I: 4½˝

D: 3½˝

K: 3½˝ E B E: 2½˝ K E: 3½˝

K: 3½˝ E B: 3½˝ I: 4½˝

D: 2½˝

E: 8½˝

B: 3½˝ E: 3½˝

B: 5½˝

I: 5½˝

I: 3½˝

H: 8½˝

B: 5½˝

H: 11½˝

B: 3½˝ H: 13½˝

B: 2½˝ H: 14½˝

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Medium 9781607053583

THROW: Snowflakes

Emily Cier C&T Publishing PDF

PIXEL PLAY

46

A: 2½˝B A B: 4½˝

A B A: 5½˝

B: 55½˝

A: 2½˝B A B: 4½˝

A B A: 5½˝

B: 5½˝

A: 2½˝B A: 2½˝B: 2½˝A: 2½˝B A: 2½˝B A B: 5½˝

A: 3½˝ B A: 4½˝

B A: 3½˝ B: 8½˝

B: 2½˝A: 2½˝B: 4½˝

A: 2½˝B: 13½˝

A: 2½˝B A: 6½˝

B A: 2½˝B: 12½˝

A: 2½˝B A: 6½˝

B A: 2½˝B: 12½˝

B: 5½˝

A: 2½˝B: 5½˝

A B: 10½˝

B: 4½˝

A: 4½˝

B: 6½˝

A B: 10½˝

B: 5½˝

A: 2½˝B: 7½˝

A B: 6½˝

A B: 8½˝

A B: 40½˝

A: 3½˝ B: 6½˝

A: 3½˝ B: 39½˝

A B: 8½˝

A B: 40½˝

A B: 2½˝A B: 2½˝A B: 2½˝A B: 2½˝A B: 34½˝

A: 2½˝B: 2½˝A: 3½˝ B: 2½˝A: 2½˝B: 35½˝

A B A: 2½˝B A B A: 2½˝B A B: 35½˝

A B A: 2½˝B A: 3½˝ B A: 2½˝B A B: 34½˝

A B A B A B A B A B: 36½˝

A B: 2½˝A B A B: 2½˝A B: 2½˝A B A B: 2½˝A B: 32½˝

B: 14½˝

A B: 5½˝

A: 9½˝

B A: 9½˝

B: 31½˝

B: 13½˝

A B A B: 5½˝

A B: 2½˝A B A B: 2½˝A B: 2½˝A B A B: 2½˝A B: 32½˝

B: 3½˝ A B: 8½˝

A: 5½˝

B: 8½˝

A B A B A B A B A B: 36½˝

B: 2½˝A: 3½˝ B: 7½˝

A B: 3½˝ A B: 6½˝

A B A: 2½˝B A: 3½˝ B A: 2½˝B A B: 34½˝

B: 3½˝ A B: 3½˝ A B: 5½˝

A: 3½˝ B: 5½˝

A B: 2½˝A B A: 2½˝B A B A: 2½˝B A B: 8½˝

A B: 26½˝

B: 8½˝

A B: 5½˝

A B: 5½˝

A B: 3½˝ A: 2½˝B: 2½˝A: 3½˝ B: 2½˝A: 2½˝B: 4½˝

A B A B A B A B A B: 22½˝

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Medium 9781571205797

Medallion

Terrie Sandelin C&T Publishing PDF

MEDALLION

◆ FINISHED FOUNDATION:

7˝ × 8˝

◆ TIME:

3

HOURS

Fabric Requirements

Black: ⁄ yard or scraps

Dark blue: ⁄ yard or scraps

Medium blue: ⁄ yard or scraps

Light blue: ⁄ yard or scraps

Off-white: ⁄ yard or scraps

Burgundy for inner border and foundation triangles: ⁄ yard

Beige for outer border and foundation triangles: ⁄ yard

Backing: 1 fat quarter

Binding: ⁄ yard

Cutting Instructions

Letters indicate fabric placement on the quilt layout diagram for the Pyramid Triangle—

Medallion variation, right.

Desert Medallion, 11½˝ × 12½˝, Terrie Sandelin, 2007

Off-white (C): Cut a strip

1½˝ × 32˝. Crosscut into 16 patches.

Beige (D, I): Cut a strip 1½˝ × 36˝.

Crosscut into 18 patches.

Patches

You may want to add an extra ½˝–1˝ to each strip length for minor cutting adjustments.

Cut a 1½˝ × 2˝ rectangle for each patch. Use the Pyramid Triangle patch template on the pullout to trim the rectangles to size.

Black (A): Cut a strip 1½˝ × 24˝.

Crosscut into 12 patches.

Medium blue (B, F, J):

Cut a strip 1½˝ × 38˝.

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Medium 9781571204462

Curves Around the Rectangle

Judy Sisneros C&T Publishing PDF

Fabric Requirements

(Yardage is based on 42˝-wide fabric.)

This project uses a 121⁄ 2˝ × 241⁄ 2˝ rectangle panel, but instructions are also given for a 121⁄ 2˝ × 181⁄ 2˝ rectangle. Any size rectangle will work, as long as the dimensions can be divided by 6 plus a 1⁄ 2˝ seam allowance. Try one of those panels you bought but haven’t used yet.

Sewing the Curved Blocks

a 6˝-wide strip of navy fabric, folded in half

1. Place widthwise with selvages aligned, over a 6˝-wide strip of rust fabric, also folded in half and overlapping 3˝ as shown. Align the folded edges of the strips.

FOCUS FABRIC: 121⁄ 2˝ × 241⁄ 2˝ rectangle

NAVY: 11⁄4 yards for curved blocks and Rail

Fence blocks

RUST: 11⁄ 2 yards for curved blocks, Rail Fence blocks, and binding

PRINT: 7⁄ 8 yard for inner border and Rail Fence blocks

BACKING: 22⁄ 3 yards

BATTING: 48˝ × 60˝

Cutting Instructions

(wof = width of fabric)

FROM THE NAVY FABRIC, CUT:

3 strips 6˝ × wof

4 strips 21⁄2˝ × wof

Overlap 2 strips.

a ruler on the strips as shown. The ruler helps

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Medium 9781607058649

Square Play

Becky Goldsmith C&T Publishing ePub

square play

FINISHED QUILT: 50˝ × 50˝

Made by Becky Goldsmith.

If you want a quilt to be noticed, consider using lots of red. Red is bold. It makes you stop and look. In red, this quilt reminds me of a bandana on a warm summer day.

From the very beginning, I knew this quilt would be primarily red. Red, blue, and yellow form a triadic color scheme, which helped me to decide on the two accent colors.

My first thought was to make the narrow strips yellow. Refer to Auditioning Pieced Quilts to see how that turned out. Luckily, I made a few sample blocks to test the color combination before sewing all of the blocks.

The sample blocks also helped me realize that I needed to do more to highlight the small and medium-sized squares that form when the blocks are sewn together. My solution was to use solid red in the position that creates the diagonal grid. Medium-scale and small-scale prints come together to form distinctive smaller squares.

MATERIALS

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Medium 9781607054412

Purple Mist

Kim Schaefer C&T Publishing ePub

Quilted by Diane Minkley of Patched Works, Inc.

finished block size: 8″ × 8″ | finished runner: 24½″ × 56½″

•  1¼ yards total assorted gray batiks for pieced blocks

•  1¼ yards total assorted purple batiks for pieced blocks

•  1¾ yards for backing and binding

•  29″ × 61″ batting

Cut from assorted gray batiks for pieced blocks:

•  44 squares 3½″ × 3½″

•  20 rectangles 1½″ × 6½″

•  20 rectangles 1½″ × 8½″

Cut from assorted purple batiks for pieced blocks:

•  40 squares 3½″ × 3½″

•  22 rectangles 1½″ × 6½″

•  22 rectangles 1½″ × 8½″

Simple framed blocks made from 3″ squares are pieced together to create this runner with classic appeal.

Piece Block A as shown. Press. Make 11 blocks.

Piece Block B as shown. Press. Make 10 blocks.

1. Arrange and sew together the blocks in 7 rows of 3 blocks each. Refer to Putting It All Together (below) as needed. Press.

2. Sew together the rows to form the runner top. Press.

1. Layer the runner top with batting and backing. Baste or pin.

2. Quilt as desired and bind.

Putting It All Together

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