Welcome to our last Summer of Sewing tutorial here at Inspired by Fabric!
We've been featuring regular tutorials as part of our Summer of Sewing series, all using our newest fabric lines that you can find at your local quilt shop! Our tutorials include a chance to win a bundle of the fabric line being used, so make sure to enter each time!
For our last Summer of Sewing tutorial, we've paired the lovely Windfall collection with a solid white to make a lap quilt. This quilt uses one block with the colors flip flopped to create two blocks with opposite color layouts. Windfall features ten colors, each of which are used in two different designs. We've used ten of the prints here, so if you have the fat quarter bundle, you'll have ten more FQs for another project! We're also demonstrating a fantastic flying geese method that has no waste! You'll love it!
Eye candy: A
look at the entire Windfall collection:
Let's get started!
10 Windfall fat quarters (we used one of each color)
1-3/4 yards solid white
1/2 yard for binding
3 yards of backing
56" x 68" piece of batting
From each of the fat quarters:
(1) 7-1/4" square
(1) 6-1/2" square
(4) 3-7/8" squares
(4) 3-1/2" squares
From the white solid:
(2) 7-1/4" x 42" strips; recut into (10) 7-1/4" squares
(2) 6-1/2" x 42" strips; recut into (10) 6-1/2" squares
(4) 3-7/8" x 42" strips; recut into (40) 3-7/8" squares
(4) 3-1/2" x 42" strips; recut into (40) 3-1/2" squares
From the binding:
(6) 2-1/2" x 42" strips
Make the Blocks:
1. Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of (4) 3-7/8" red squares. Lay (2) marked squares right sides together on (1) 7-1/4" white square so the marked lines align.
2. Sew 1/4" on each side of the drawn lines and cut on the line.
3. Press the red triangles open on each unit. Position a red marked square on the unit as shown.
4. Stitch 1/4" on both sides of the drawn line and cut on the line. Press the triangles open to create (2) flying geese units.
5. Repeat with the last marked square on the remaining unit to make a total of (4) flying geese units. Trim to measure 3-1/2" x 6-1/2".
6. Lay out the (4) flying geese units with (1) 6-1/2" red square and (4) 3-1/2" red squares to make block. Sew the pieces into rows and join the rows to complete the red/white block.
7. To make a reversed red/white block, start with (1) 7-1/4" red square and (4) 3-7/8" white squares. Mark diagonal lines on the white squares, line (2) up on the red square, stitch and cut.
8. Press white triangles open, align remaining white squares on each unit as in step 3, sew, and press. Trim flying geese units to measure 3-1/2" x 6-1/2".
9. Use the (4) flying geese units, (1) 6-1/2" white square and (4) 3-1/2" white squares to make a reversed red/white block. Here are the two blocks together:
10. In the same manner, make a total of 10 color/white blocks and 10 color/white reversed blocks. Lay out the blocks in (5) rows of (4) blocks each as shown. Sew the blocks into rows and join the rows to complete the quilt top.
11. Layer the quilt back right side down, batting and quilt top right side up. Baste the layers together and quilt as desired. Use the (6) 2-1/2" x 42" strips to bind the quilt.
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Congratulations to the winner from last week's Sports pillowcase tutorial: Annmarie