Patchwork Fan Quilt
This make combines lovely floral patterns and a fan pattern design to create an eye-catching quilt.
Japanese Florals fat quarter set by The Craft Cotton Company
115 x 115 cm Cotton fabric by The Craft Cotton Company in:
115 x 115 cm batting
On a piece of paper draw a 15 x 15 cm square, then within this square draw two curved lines to create 2 circle quarters. Then split the larger circle quarter section into 4. Cut out to make your pattern pieces
Cut out the patchwork pieces using the fat quarter fabrics for the larger circle quarter and the pink and dark blue fabrics for the smaller circle quarter and the surrounding edge piece leaving a 0.5 cm seam allowance.
To sew the pieces together first take 4 of the larger circle quarter fabric pieces and start by sewing the first two sections together by placing right sides together and sewing down the side edge, repeat this with the remaining section pieces until all 4 are sewn together. Press. Next take one of the smaller circle quarter plain fabric pieces and pin along the bottom edge of the larger circle quarter, sew to secure. Now take the surrounding edge piece and pin along the top edge of the larger circle quarter, pin and sew to secure. Press and trim if required to square off the completed block. Repeat this process with the remaining patchwork pieces.
Layout the patchwork blocks alternating between the pink and blue surrounding edge pieces, and turning one of the blocks on each of the rows shown on the picture to create the winding effect that runs diagonally across the quilt.
Sew the blocks together one row at a time, then sew the rows together to create the quilt top.
Lay the red fabric backing piece right side down, place the batting on top then lay the quilt top right side up on top. Pin to secure then add quilted detail by sewing along the top edge of the small and larger circle quarters.
Make the binding by cutting 8cm wide strips of fabric from the remaining fat quarters, pink and blue fabric. Sew together to create a strip that is 4 m long. Fold this strip in half and press. At the starting end unfold and fold the edge in to create a diagonal edge, fold the strip back down and press again. Pin the binding so its raw edge is against the raw edge of the quilt, pin and sew around the edge to secure. Then fold the top edge of the binding over to the other side of the quilt. Pin and slip stitch to secure.
Your quilt is now complete!
Made by Lesley Foster at Hook, Stitch, Sew for The Craft Cotton Company 2018