612 Slices
Medium 9781607051985

Seven Happy Flowers

Kim Schaefer C&T Publishing ePub

———— Wall Quilt ————

{These happy flowers will just make you smile! Embellish with your favorite buttons for added visual interest.}

Quilted by Diane Minkley of Patched Works, Inc.

Finished wall quilt: 43½″ × 18½″

½ yard light for appliqué background

yard light green for inner border

yard dark green for outer border

¾ yard total assorted brights for flowers

½ yard total assorted greens for stems and leaves

¼ yard black for flowers

2 yards paper-backed fusible web

1 yards for backing and binding

yard for binding if different from backing

48″ × 23″ batting

50 (approximately) buttons (optional)

Cut from light: 1 rectangle 39½″ × 14½″ for appliqué background

Cut from light green:

• 2 strips 1″ × 14½″ for 2 side inner borders

• 2 strips 1″ × 40½″ for top and bottom inner borders

Cut from dark green:

• 2 strips 2″ × 15½″ for 2 side outer borders

• 2 strips 2″ × 43½″ for top and bottom outer borders *

* Cut 3 strips 2″ × fabric width, piece the strips end to end (see Borders, page 6), and cut the border pieces.

Refer to Putting It All Together diagram (at right).

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Medium 9781617455063

Large Borders

Natalia Bonner Stash Books ePub

LARGE BORDERS

Straight Spine Feather

The Straight Spine Feather is an easy starting feather.

STEP 1 Use a water-soluble marker and a ruler to mark a straight line through the center of the border you want to quilt.

STEP 2 Stitch along that straight line to make a straight spine.

STEP 3 Begin stitching on the outside of the straight spine. Stitch feathers all the way around the border.

STEP 4 Stitch feathers along the inside of the straight spine.

Flirty Border Feather

The Flirty Border Feather is a very playful pattern that has no rules determining the curves in the spine or the size of the feathers.

STEP 1 Stitch a random wavy spine around the border of the quilt.

STEP 2 Stitch feathers around the outside of the wavy spine. This feather is very playful, so the feathers do not need to be all the same size.

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Medium 9781571205797

Diagonal Rows

Terrie Sandelin C&T Publishing PDF

DIAGONAL ROWS

◆ FINISHED FOUNDATION:

7˝ × 8˝

◆ TIME:

3

HOURS

Fabric Requirements

Cream: ⁄ yard or scraps

Pale green: ⁄ yard or scraps

Light brown: ⁄ yard or scraps

Four dark browns: ⁄ yard or scraps of each

Dark brown inner border: ⁄ yard

Light to medium green outer border: ⁄ yard

Backing: 1 fat quarter

Binding: ⁄ yard

Cutting Instructions

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

Triangle—Diagonal Rows variation, right.

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.

Cream (H, M): Cut a strip

1½˝ × 32˝. Crosscut into 16 patches.

Light brown (A, B, I, L, S, T):

Cut a strip 1½˝ × 44˝. Crosscut into

22 patches.

November Rain, 11¾˝ × 12¾˝, Terrie Sandelin, 2007

Dark brown (G, N): Cut a strip

1½˝ × 28˝. Crosscut into 14 patches.

Pale green (C, F, O, R): Cut a strip 1½˝ × 36˝. Crosscut into 18 patches.

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Medium 9781607058649

The Nature of Fabric

Becky Goldsmith C&T Publishing ePub

the nature of fabric

Quilters paint with fabric. Just as you would expect a painter to understand how paint works, a quilter needs to understand how fabric works.

Fabric falls into two broad categories: predictable and unpredictable. Predictable fabrics are not better or worse than unpredictable fabrics—they just behave differently.

Most of the fabric that quilters use falls into the predictable category. A predictable fabric is one that is not a surprise when you cut it up. If you are making a quilt cut from strips, a predictable fabric is your friend. When you cut a predictable fabric into smaller squares, the print looks basically the same everywhere you place it.

An unpredictable fabric is likely to offer surprises when it is cut into small pieces. Unpredictable fabrics are most often large-scale prints or multicolored fabrics with large repeats. These fabrics don’t work as well in quilts made from strips of fabric because it is hard to know what color will dominate any particular small piece that is cut from the larger print.

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Medium 9781617453366

The Flip Side

Amanda Jean Nyberg Stash Books ePub

THE

Flip Side

I love two-sided quilts. Making pieced backs presents a wonderful opportunity to use even more scraps. The front of a quilt is just the beginning; when you turn it over, the back can be a pleasant surprise—another quilt entirely. It’s a place where you can let loose and get even more creative. Also, making a two-sided quilt is a great way to stretch your batting dollar.

I like to think of the back side of the quilt as an empty canvas. When it comes time to make a backing, I assess the leftover pieces and parts that were not used on the front and see how I can fit them together, with the addition of any stash fabrics I have on hand. This can be a great place to incorporate leftover or test blocks. On several occasions, I found that I liked the back of my quilt equally as well as (or sometimes even better than) the front of my quilt.

Scrap Options

The following quilts are not included as projects in this book, except for Slopes, Subtle, and Donuts (The Size of Your Head).

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