Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Celebration 2020 Sew Along Step 1

 

Celebration 2020

Sew Along

Throw

66 x 72

Twin

66 x 96

Queen

84 x 96

King

106 x 96

Background fabric for patchwork

3 yards

4 yards

4 yards

4 yards

Sashing (not pieced)

2 yards

3 yards

3 yards

3 yards

Colors for patchwork row 1

½ yard

¾ yard

¾ yard

¾ yard

Colors for patchwork rows 2

¾ yard

1 yard

1 yard

1 yard

Colors for patchwork rows 3

1 yard

1 ¼ yards

1 ¼ yards

1 ¼ yards

Colors for patchwork rows 4

¾ yard

1 yard

1 yard

1 yard

Optional final border

 

 

scraps

scraps

King size additional rows

 

 

 

3 yards

Binding

½ yard

¾ yard

1 yard

1 yard

Backing

4 yards

5 ½ yards

8 yards

9 ½ yards

Please Note: these are subject to change based on piecing and cutting variations. Extra has been provided to cover most situations.

 

 

Step 1 Center Row

Helpful Hints:

·         Make half square triangles that are 3 ½’’ (will be 3’’ once sewn into the quilt)

·         Cut the same number of triangles from background fabric as from the scrap fabrics or use all scraps and have a really colorful center row! Or simply use 2 colors or 2 fabrics for a nice calm center row.

·         If you are using your background fabric for sashing, cut your sashing strips first. Cut 6 strips 3 ½’’ wide by length of quilt, and for king size you will also need 2 strips 9 ½’’ wide by 96’’.

128 half square triangle units.

·         You may sew the sashing rows to the finished rows as we go, or you may wait until the end and audition different setting options.

Using the following (or your favorite) method make the half square triangles:

Throw- 96 half square triangle units

Twin- 128 half square triangle units

Queen- 128 half square triangle units

King- 128 half square triangle units

 


I use the strip method for making triangles.

Cut strips 3 ½’’.

Layer the background and color strips right sides together.

Using a triangle ruler such as Easy Angle or BH Triangle tool, cut triangles.

Rotate the ruler to cut additional triangles.

Sew along the long edge of the triangles.

Press the seams toward the darker fabric.

No trimming should be needed.

Clip off the one small point of seam allowance at the corner.

Arrange the half square triangles as shown (pinwheel style) and sew them into rows of 4 each.

Sew the rows together. Press all of the seams one direction (or open if you prefer).

Row one is complete!

Go HERE to print the instructions.

Please tag the following when sharing on social media so we can all enjoy the progress!

#celebration2020sewalong

#butterflythreadsquilting

#dianedknott

Enjoy every Stitch!

Diane

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