Monday, June 29, 2009
The Quilt Instructions
Where does time go? I swear....time really does fly. Barb and I taught two classes on Saturday. (Very fun group of ladies I might add!) Then yesterday the weather was only 89 degrees and the humidity was low...so I did yard work. My gardens are in full bloom and some of them are full of weeds. So I spent the day getting rid of weeds...
But today we are going to begin the pattern I promised last week.
Start with 2 jelly rolls and add 10 yds. of a cream or any light print you would like to use.
I know that 10 yards seems like a lot....but Barb says the ruffle alone takes 3 1/2 yds.
The jelly rolls are 2 1/2" wide. You will need to cut the fabrics into 2 1/2" squares.
The following pictures show the method Barb used to sew half-square-triangles. (You don't really need a plate for this either.)
Draw a diagonal line down the center of one of the squares. You could fold the fabric in half and use the crease line if you would rather.
Sew a seam along the drawn line....or down the crease if you folded the square in half.
Trim, leaving a 1/4" seam allowance.
Press the unit open. The result is one half-square-triangle unit. (You will need a lot of these for this quilt.)
There is a total of 64 pieced blocks.
Cut 57 - 8 1/2” squares from the cream fabric for your alternating block.
The cream fabric is also cut into 2 1/2" squares for the pieced blocks. You need 12 of the 2 1/2" cream squares for each block. 4 of the squares are saved for the corners of each block.
Here is a close up of one of the blocks to give you an idea.
The bias ruffle is cut into 8 1/2’’ strips.
I hate to leave before I finish this post....but I have a meeting and I can't be late. I know you can't finish this quilt in one evening anyway. I will be a bit more clear tomorrow! (Well....maybe not....but I will try!) Get your fabric and begin making the half-square triangles.