Monday, October 20, 2014

Punky-Wunkin Quilt A Long---Part 4--Setting & KISMIF 25 Linky Party

All right everyone, are you ready to continue the Punky-Wunkin Quilt-A-Long? I would like to thank Connecting Threads for sponsoring this year's Quilt-A-Long on my blog.  Three weeks ago, on their blog Notions they featured my wall-hanging version of this project as lucky #13 of the Gifty Galore features.  I am thrilled to be a part of this program.  You can down-load your copy of this pattern exclusively from Connecting Threads HERE.  Also, all of the awesome fabrics shown you can purchase from my blog sponsor at Connecting Threads.

 
Here is a photo of the completed wall hanging.

In today's post, we will finish piecing our quilt top by adding the sashing to our completed squares and the outer quilt border.

CUTTING DIRECTIONS:

WALL HANGING:



·         White For Sashing
5 strips 3 ½” wide
Cut 2 strips only into rectangles 3 ½” by 12 ½”
Border Print
4 strips 5” wide
Reserve for outer border



THROW:



·         White  For Sashing
17 strips 3 ½” wide
Cut 7 strips into 20 rectangles measuring 3 ½” by 12 ½” for vertical sashing.
Sew the 10 other strips end to end for horizontal sashing.
Border Print
8 strips 5” wide
Sew these strips end to end to get 72 inch length.
Reserve for outer border



Assembly Diagrams:

Throw Size

Wall Hanging



·         Refer to the Quilt Top Assembly Diagrams.

·         Sew a 3 ½” by 12 ½” rectangle to the vertical sides of all of the blocks.  For the last block in a row, add two—one on each end.  Sew these into rows.
Sew the long horizontal sashing strip between each row and to the top and bottom of the quilt center.


While the cutting directions show to sew two strips end-to-end, this yields a 90" strip.  You can get away with using 1 strip sewn end-to-end to half of a strip or a 66" strip.

Here is a fun picture.  All of the vertical sashing have been created to make rows of this quilt.   The horizontal strips are being laid out.

I think this quilt is cute without the borders added, don't you?  Simply use a fun binding and this quilt is done!
SEW ON OUTER BORDERS:





·         Sew these to the quilt top right and left side first, trimming the excess overhang square with the quilt top.  Then add the top and bottom borders.
Quilt and bind as desired!

NEXT TIME...SOME GREAT FMQ (Free Motion Quilting) ideas for that top.  Now it's time for you to share your projects.  I'd love to see them!  :)


Monday, October 13, 2014

Punky-Wunkin Quilt A Long-Leaves & KISMIF 24 Linky Party

All right everyone, are you ready to continue the Punky-Wunkin Quilt-A-Long? I would like to thank Connecting Threads for sponsoring this year's Quilt-A-Long on my blog.  Two weeks ago, on their blog Notions they featured my wall-hanging version of this project as lucky #13 of the Gifty Galore features.  I am thrilled to be a part of this program.  You can down-load your copy of this pattern exclusively from Connecting Threads HERE.  Also, all of the awesome fabrics shown you can purchase from my blog sponsor at Connecting Threads.




Today, we will be doing the leaves.  As you know, the maple leaf is usually shown in a 4-patch setting, 4 leaves per block--very traditional.  I've "modernized" it to a 3-patch setting so the leaves have the feel of falling in the autumn wind.  It's my "modern quilt" take on the whole leaf block.

CUTTING DIRECTIONS:

WALL HANGING:



Red


·         For Leaf HSTs
1 strip 2 7/8” wide
8 squares 2 7/8”
·         For Inner Leaf
1 strip 2 ½” wide
8 squares 2 ½”
Gold


·         For Leaf HSTs
1 strip 2 7/8” wide
8 squares 2 7/8”
·         For Inner Leaf
1 strip 2 ½” wide
8 squares 2 ½”
Green


·         For Leaf HSTs
1 strips 2 7/8” wide
8 squares 2 7/8”
·         For Inner Leaf
1 strip 2 ½” wide
8 squares 2 ½”


·         For Leaf Setting
1 strip 3 ½” wide
4 rectangles 3 ½” by 6 ½”
·         For Leaf HSTs
2 strips 2 7/8” wide
24 squares 2 7/8”
·         For Leaves
1 strip 2 ½” wide
6 squares 2 ½”
·         For Leaf Stems
1 strip 2” wide
12 squares 2”


THROW:


Red


·         For Leaf HSTs
3 strips 2 7/8” wide
 32 squares 2 7/8”
·         For Inner Leaf
3 strips 2 ½” wide
32 squares 2 ½”
Gold


·         For Leaf HSTs
3 strips 2 7/8” wide
32 squares 2 7/8”
·         For Inner Leaf
3 strips 2 ½” wide
32 squares 2 ½”
Green


·         For Leaf HSTs
3 strips 2 7/8” wide
32 squares 2 7/8”
·         For Inner Leaf
3 strips 2 ½” wide
32 squares 2 ½”



·         For Leaf Setting
3 strips 3 ½” wide
16 rectangles 3 ½” by 6 ½”
·         For Leaf HSTs
8 strips 2 7/8” wide
96 squares 2 7/8”
·         For Leaves
2 strips 2 ½” wide
24 squares 2 ½”
·         For Leaf Stems
3 strips 2” wide
48 squares 2”


PIECING DIRECTIONS:

LEAF ASSEMBLY:




§  Create the half-square triangles for this block.  Select the two print 2 7/8” squares and two cream 2 7/8” squares.
§  Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the wrong side of the two cream 3” squares.
§  Layer the cream squares with the green squares right sides facing.
§  Sew a ¼” seam away from the drawn line on BOTH sides of this line.
§  Cut on the drawn line.


§  Press towards the green fabric.  This yields 4 half-square triangle (HSTs) units—the amount needed for one block.

§  Create the leaf stem: Refer to the following photos.

 Select two 2”  white squares and layer one on the right hand side of a print square. 



   Sew diagonally down the center & trim away excess fabric leaving a ¼” seam allowance.  Press seam open.  Repeat with the other side.
   

§  Piece the leaf. Referring to the piecing diagram shown.
§  Top row: One cream square and then 2 HSTs.
    Middle row: one HST, then  two 2 ½” squares.
§  Bottom row: One HST, one 2 1/2” square, and the leaf stem piece.
§  Press rows in opposite directions so seams may nest.
§  To green leaves only, add the 6 ½” by 3 1/2” rectangles to the top and bottom of this leaf. 

§  For the wall hanging, create two leaves of each color.  For the throw quilt, create 8 leaves of each color.


To finish this 12 1/2" block:



·         Sew the red and gold on top of one another with the light red on top and the gold on bottom below it as shown. 
·         Press this seam towards the red leaf to reduce bulk.
·         Sew the green leaf unit to the left side of the two leaves just created.
·         Press the seam towards the green leaf to reduce bulk.
Repeat one more time to create two 12 ½” blocks

Laying out the blocks.  Aren't pumpkins and maple leaves so cute together?  If you look at my throw quilt, I rotated some of the maple leaves in it (I admit, by accident).  Then I left them, it gave it a more random, falling in the wind feel.


Happy Quilting!