Quilt Blanket

May 30, 2022

Size 140 x 140 cm (55” x 55”)

YOU NEED:

·        3m (3 1/3yds) Dark red batik fabric for piecing

·        30 cm (12”) Purple batik fabric for piecing

·        60 cm (24”) Light purple batik fabric for piecing

·        30 cm (12”) Pink batik fabric for piecing

·        20 cm (8”) Red/pink patterned fabric with circles for piecing

·        20 cm (8”) Yellow patterned fabric for piecing

·        20 cm (8”) Pink/yellow fabric with squares for piecing

·        50 cm (19 1/2”) Black/white checked fabric for piecing

·        80 cm (31 1/2”) Black fabric for piecing

·        20 m (22yds) Fusible black bias tape, 6mm (¼”)

·        150 x 150 cm (59” x 59”) Batting

·        Machine embroidery thread in black

·        Matching sewing thread in yellow, dark red, pink and light purple.

·        Embroidery stabilizer

·        Safety pins

·        Fabric marker

·        Rotary cutter, cutting mat and a ruler

·        ¼ inch Quilting foot

·        Free-motion Quilt foot

 

·        Quilt needle

 

 

CUTTING

6 mm (¼ “) seam allowance included

Dark red batik

2 pieces – 35.5 x 46 cm (14” x 18”) piecing

2 pieces – 12.5 x 21.5 cm (5” x 8 1/2”) piecing

150 x 150 cm (59” x 59”) quilt back, join if necessary

Purple batik

4 pieces – 7.5 x 35.5 cm (3” x 14”) piecing

4 pieces – 9 x 35.5 cm (3 1/2” x 14”) piecing

Light purple batik

4 pieces - 7.5 x 35.5 cm (3” x 14”) piecing

4 pieces – 11.5 x 46 cm (4 1/2” x 18”) piecing

2 pieces – 9 x 21.5 cm (3 1/2” x 8 1/2”) piecing

Pink batik

4 pieces - 12.5 x 21.5 cm (5” x 8 1/2”) piecing

4 pieces - 9 x 21.5 cm (3 1/2” x 8 1/2”) piecing

2 pieces – 11.5 x 42 cm (4 1/2” x 16 1/2”) piecing

Red/pink patterned fabric with circles

2 pieces – 19 x 21.5 cm (7 1/2” x 8 1/2”) piecing

Yellow patterned fabric

4 pieces - 19 x 21.5 cm (7 1/2” x 8 1/2”) piecing

Pink/yellow patterned fabric with squares

4 pieces – 15.5 x 19 cm (6” x 7 1/2”) piecing

Black/white checked fabric

4 pieces – 14 x 16.5 cm (5 1/2” x 6 1/2”) piecing

1 piece – 28 x 33 cm (11” x 13”) piecing

Black

2 pieces – 5 x 42 cm (2” x 16 1/2”)

2 pieces – 5 x 35.5 cm (2” x 14”)

8 pieces – 4 x 21.5 cm (1 1/2” x 8 1/2”)

8 pieces – 4 x 19 cm (1 1/2” x 7 1/2”)

4 pieces – 7.5 x 150 cm (3” x 59”) borders

4 pieces – 6 x 150 cm (2.5” x 59”) binding

Batting

150 x 150 cm (59” x 59”)

 

SEWING

Refer to the layout designs for the placement of the piecing squares and rectangles.

Attach the 1/4” quilting foot to your sewing machine. Thread your sewing machine with neutral cotton sewing thread on the top and in the bobbin. Stitch the squares and rectangles together in rows from left to

right according to the layout design, using a straight stitch and a 6mm (1/4”) seam allowance. Press the seam allowance to the dark coloured fabric. Sew the rows together as per the layout design.

 

Press the fusible bias tape over the ditches (seam lines). Start with the diagonals and then follow with the verticals and fi nish with the horizontal seams.

Sew with black embroidery thread a straight stitch in the middle of the tape to secure the bias tape.

Sew on the black borders. Place the black strips, 7,5 cm (3”) wide, right side together with the quilt and sew a straight stitch. Press the seam allowance to the edges.

 

Make a quilt sandwich with the quilt backing face down on the table, the batting on top and then the quilt front right side up. Secure the layers with safety pins.

Attach the Free-motion quilt foot and set up your sewing machine for free-motion stitching. Stipple stitch on the dark red batik and yellow patterned pieces. Use matching

dark red and yellow thread. Embellish the quilt with different quilt stitches.

 

Sew straight stitches with black embroidery thread, with a presser foot space in between, on the black edges around the quilt.

 

Bind the quilt with the black strip, 6 cm (2,5”) wide. Fold the strips lengthwise wrong sides together and press. Place the strip with raw edges and right sides together with the backside of the quilt.

Attach with a straight stitch and press to the edge. Fold the strip around the raw edges to the front side of the quilt. Stitch together near the edge from the front side.

 

QILTING

Quilt the large light purple rectangles with straight stitches on the diagonal. Use matching light purple sewing thread.

Quilt rectangles with a straight stitch in the black checked pieces. Quilt the rectangles with 1 cm (3/8”) spacing. Use black sewing thread.