Friday, December 23, 2011

Wreath Table Quilt


I used 8 yarn-dyed plaids and 12 Stampin' Up! fabrics to make this quilt. Cut a 2-1/2 X 24 in. strip from each fabric. Then cut the strips into (4) 2-1/2 X 6 in. sections.
This is a "scrappy" quilt so don't worry about which fabrics to place together. Just randomly choose strips and sew them together with a scant 1/4 in. seam allowance to make 8 sets of 3 strips, 8 sets of 4 strips and 4 sets of 5 strips. (You'll have some strips left over)

 Press seam allowances as shown for the different sets.

Position top edge of section on a line of the cutting mat and trim the side.

 Move ruler over and cut a 2-1/2 in. strip of blocks.
Move ruler over and cut another 2-1/2 in. strip of blocks. Continue to cut strips from all the sewn sections.

Cut (2) 2-1/2 in. strips across the width of background fabric. I used unbleached cotton.
Then cut the strips into (8) 4-1/2 in. sections and (8) 2-1/2 in. sections.
Sew a 4-1/2 in. section to 8 sets of 3 fabric strips and sew a 2-1/2 in. section to 8 sets of 4 fabric strips.
Press the strips as shown.

Arrange the strips to make 4 blocks, switching them until you like the arrangement.
Sew the strips together into 4 blocks. Then trim the blocks to 10-1/2 in. and sew the blocks together.
Cut (4) 3-1/2 in. wide strips from background fabric. Sew a strip to the top and another strip to the bottom and trim ends. Then sew a strip to each side and trim the ends. Press the seams toward the background fabric.
Layer backing fabric, batting and the quilt top. Pin and quilt diagonally. I used brown thread. Trim edges.

Sew remaining strips of fabric squares into a length of at least 52 squares. There will be some left over.
Press seams open then fold in half and press.
Sew binding to edges of quilt using a 3/8 in. seam allowance making miters at the corners.
Sew binding to back of quilt by hand.
Sew sets of 3 button "berries" to quilt.
Wash and dry your quilt.

Beau Chateau Designer Fabric 122336
Candy Cane Christmas Designer Fabric 121715
Deck the Halls Designer Fabric 121716
Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Fabric 124065
Brights Buttons 119747 (Real Red, Daffodil Delight)
Subtles Buttons 119745 (Certainly Celery, Marina Mist)
Regals Buttons 119744 (Riding Hood Red, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green)
Neutrals Buttons 119743 (Early Espresso, Very Vanilla)

1 comment:

Traci Tracy said...

This is simply amazing! Thank you so much for sharing how you made it. Beautiful.