This is a great way to showcase special fabrics. It’s very easy to cut 5″ squares for piecing, or purchase a Charm packs in fabrics you love, or use 10″ squares and cut into 5″ squares. I used some rose and gingham prints to give it a country feel. Please read all instructions before commencing.
92 x 5″ squares in pink, red, tan and gold. At least 26 different fabrics
17 x 2 1/2′” squares of pale pink and white spot for the cornerstones
18 x 2 1/2″ strips of (WOF) Width of Fabric of white homespun
8 x 5″ Squares of white homespun cut once on the diagonal to reveal 16 end triangles for 2nd borders
12 x 8″ squares of white homespun cut once on each diagional to reveal 48 setting triangles for the second border
4 x 7 1/2″ Squares of a focus rose fabric for the 2nd border cornerstones
7 x 2 1/2″ strips of a complementary medium pink print for the binding
To make the Centre block;
Use 64 of the 5″ squares to make 16 x four patch blocks. Ensure that no two same fabrics are together. Press the blocks.
Sashing the blocks
From the white 2 1/2″ strips, sub cut 24 x 9 1/2″ strips.
Sew the 16 four patch blocks into four rows of four using 12 of the 9 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ white strips. Set a strip between each block.
Then sew a row of four of the 9 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ white strips longitudinally together with a pale pink and white spot 2 1/2″ square between each. Make three of these sashing strip sets.
Set the four patch blocks in a 4 x 4 configuration. Sew the three sashing sets between the four rows of four patch blocks. Pin well. Ensure that the seams are all nesting and that the pale pink cornerstones line up between each block. See photo below.
Centre block = 42 1/2″
Double check measure through the centre of the quilt. See the 2 1/2″ WOF strips of white homespun to match the with if the outside border. Aproximately 42 1/2″. Make four. Sew on a strip the each opposite side of the centre block. Attach a 2 1/2″ pale pink and white spot square to each end of the drama über two strips for the cornerstones. Attach these two strips the the other two opposite sides. Pin well before stitching to ensure even placement.
Each border strip contains 7 of the 5″ squares set on the diagonal. Attach a setting triangle to each side of five of the 5″ squares. The two end squares will only require 1 of the setting triangles.
Making the setting triangles.
Attaching a setting triangle.
Lay out the pieces before sewing. See photograph below. Pin each seam well to make sure that seams nest and the points will line up nicely. Press the seams towards the squares.
Once all the setting triangles are attached add the four end triangles, two at each end. Trim any dog ears.
Attach two of the completed borders to two opposite sides of the quilt. Start at the centre. Make sure that the middle square lines up with the centre of the quilt. Pin well for even placement before sewing.
Add the four 7 1/2″ squares of focus fabric to the ends of the remainder 2 border strips.
Attach these two strips to the other two sides of the quilt as previously described.
Measure through the centre of the quilt once more. Join the remaining 2 1/2″ white homespun strips end to end. Use them to make the third border, attaching the measured length to each side. Add the last 4 pale pink and white spot 2 1/2″ cornerstone squares, to the last two border strips and attach to the last two sides of the quilt.