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March—Birdhouse Quilt

Kim Schaefer C&T Publishing ePub

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

    yard total assorted light blues for pieced background

   ½ yard total assorted dark blues for pieced border

    yard total assorted tans for appliqué pieces

    yard total assorted lights for flowers

    yard total assorted pinks for flower centers

    yard total assorted greens for leaves

    yard brown for tree

    yard total assorted reds for birds

   Scrap of black for birdhouse

   Scraps of orange for beaks and legs

   1 yard for backing and binding

   24˝ × 32˝ batting

   1¼ yards paper-backed fusible web

Appliqué patterns are on pattern page P3. Refer to page 3 for preparing the appliqué.

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

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

Cut 1 each of appliqué pieces 1–33.

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November—Turkey Quilt

Kim Schaefer C&T Publishing ePub

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

    yard total assorted lights for pieced background

   ½ yard total assorted golds for pieced border

    yard each of 2 browns for turkey head and body

    yard total assorted reds, rusts, golds, and greens for appliqué pieces

   1 yard for backing and binding

   24˝ × 32˝ batting

   1½ yards paper-backed fusible web

Appliqué patterns are on pattern page P11. 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 golds for the pieced border.

Cut 1 each of appliqué pieces 1–11.

Cut 2 each of appliqué pieces 12 and 13.

Cut 15 of appliqué piece 14.

Refer to page 3 for general piecing and appliqué instructions.

1. Make the pieced background.

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Medium 9781571205520

April Skies

Helen Frost C&T Publishing PDF

Materials

1

Sewing

1 ⁄2 yards each of 3 lighter to darker fabrics for

Nine-Patch blocks and squares

Refer to Perfect Piecing, pages 11–13. Press in the direction of the arrows indicated in the illustrations.

2 yards for first and outer borders

Making the Strip Sets

1

35⁄8 yards for backing

5

Batting: 64˝ × 64˝

⁄3 yard for second border

⁄8 yard for binding

For each fabric combination, arrange and sew the 11⁄4˝ strips into the following side sets and middle sets.

Side sets:

Middle sets:

1

2

2

1

1

2

Make 5.

Make 21⁄2.

2

3

3

2

2

3

Cut 23 strips 11⁄4˝ × width of fabric, for Nine-Patch blocks.

Make 5.

Make 21⁄2.

3

1

(Note: Make the Nine-Patch blocks first and measure the blocks before cutting the squares; see Measuring the

Squares, page 13.)

1

3

3

1

Make 5.

Make 21⁄2.

Cutting

Refer to Measure Twice, Cut Once, pages 9–10.

From each of the 3 fabrics:

Cut 6 strips 23⁄4˝ × width of fabric. Cut into 23⁄4˝ × 23⁄4˝ squares as follows:

Making the Nine-Patch Blocks

1. Cut each strip set into 11⁄4˝ sections.

Fabric 1: Cut 76.

2. Arrange and sew the sections into Nine-Patch blocks.

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Crossroads

Amy Walsh C&T Publishing ePub

by Amy Walsh, 84″ × 84″

After green, blue is definitely my favorite color. An old project I started in a design class inspired me to use this collection of batiks, all of which are blue or relatives of blue. I love the way these fabrics go together. Finishing this quilt made me want to try it in other analogous palettes.

FINISHED BLOCK: 6″ × 6″

FINISHED QUILT: 84″ × 84″

The following yardage makes a queen-size quilt. Refer to the Crossroads chart (page 41) for alternate sizes and yardage requirements.

Assorted blue and green batiks: 40 strips 6½″ × 42″ or 7½ yards total or 33 fat quarters

Backing: 8 yards

Binding: ¾ yard

Batting: 94″ × 94″

TIP

I used more than 40 different fabrics in the Crossroads quilt to get the look and texture that I wanted. The more fabrics, the better! Dig into your stash to find your most interesting batiks. If you are lacking, ask a quilting friend—or better yet, go shopping!

Crossroads is made up of 3 different blocks. You can make subtle changes to the look of this quilt by altering the number of each block you include. We made an equal number of all 3 blocks, interspersing them randomly throughout the quilt.

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Confetti in Times Square

Emily Breclaw C&T Publishing ePub

MADE BY Emily Breclaw

Kite shapes twirl and twinkle around the center of this medallion-style wallhanging. The almost-round border surrounding the sprocket is made up of kite triples and singles. Clever piecing of the triples allows some kites to touch at the sides and others point-to-point, all in the same quilt.

materials

BLACK: 2¼ yards for blocks and borders

GRAY: ¼ yard for blocks

WHITE: ⅛ yard for blocks

ASSORTED BRIGHTS: Scraps to total ⅝ yard; each scrap should measure at least 2½˝ × 5˝.

BACKING: 2½ yards

BINDING: ½ yard

BATTING: 46˝ × 44˝

cutting

Use the 2˝ hexagon family of patterns. Refer to Cutting and Preparing Patchesas needed.

BLACK

•Cut 9 strips 4˝ × width of fabric; subcut into 68 hexagons.

•Cut 4 strips 3˝ × width of fabric for the borders.

•Cut 1 strip 2½˝ x width of fabric; subcut 6 house half-hexagons.

•Cut 8 strips 2¼˝ × width of fabric; subcut into 10 half-hexagons, 36 kites, 36 triangles, and 6 thirds.

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