Sherry sent me photos of a quilt she finished for Shirley, one of the members of our Slap Happy Quilters’ guild. Below are instructions for making this quilt as well as a photo of the members of the SHQ holding the quilt at the Christmas gathering. Shirley was not well enough to attend–and our prayers go out to her and her family. As you can see from the quilt, she has a beautiful sense of style and quilting.
Finished Size: 39 x 61 inches.
Medium fabric: Cut 55 bricks 3 1/2” x 6 1/2”.
If you are using yardage, cut 5 strips 6-1/2” across the width of fabric (WOF).
Rotary Cutting: Layer 6-1/2” strips and cut across them at 3-1/2” to get 55 bricks.
Accuquilt Cutting: Fanfold 6-1/2” strips across the 3-1/2” die and cut.
Light fabric: Cut 55 bricks 3-1/2” x 3”.
If you are using yardage, cut 5 strips 3” across the WOF.
Rotary Cutting: Layer 3” strips and cut across them at 3-1/2” to get 55 pieces.
Accuquilt Cutting: Fanfold 3” strips across the 3-1/2” die and cut.
Sashing and borders: Cut 380 inches 3-1/2” wide. These strips can be cut across the width of fabric or on the lengthwise grain.
Join these strips with a 45 degree angle seam by placing ends of strips at a right angle and stitching corner to corner.
Assembly: Sew light to medium as shown. Arrange 11 patches as shown and sew into a row.
Make 5 rows. Place sashing in between rows and add borders.
If you cut your sashing strips across the width of fabric remember that there is some ‘stretch’ associated with the grain across the width and lay the sashing strips flat across the rows and pin before stitching.