Brickwork Style Quilt - Freddie and Friends at the Park
Project by Stephanie Marsh
Finished size: 40” x 48”
You will need:
1/2 m each 5 patterned fabrics (peach, green, yellow, blue, larger green pattern)
1/2m plain cream fabric
Wadding, at least 41 x 49”
Cut the following:
4.5” x 8.5” oblongs: 9 peach 9 green 9 yellow 8 blue
4.5” x 4.5” squares: 4 larger green pattern 10 plain cream
4.5” x 33” strips: 2 cream 4.5” x 48” strips: 2 cream From the rest of the fabric cut 3.5” strips, enough to make up a 172” continuous strip by joining them at the short edge using a ¼” seam allowance. Use ¼” seam allowance throughout.
1. Using the picture below lay out your oblongs/squares.
2. Start by sewing the strips together along the short edges from one side to the other as per the layout above. Press the seam allowances open.
3. Now join the strips by marking half way along the oblongs, I do this just by folding one of them in half and finger pressing lightly, place the seam of the strip below on this crease, continue along the whole strip, pinning the seam allowances open. Stitch using a ¼” seam allowance.
4. Continue in the same way until all the strips are joined together. Press the seam allowances open.
5. Take the 48” strips in cream and sew one to the either side of the patchwork. Press the seams open.
6. Now take the 33” cream strips and sew the 4.5” squares onto the short edges on each of them (if your fabric has a nap (one way pattern) double check that you sew them on the right way round). Press the seam allowances open.
7. Stitch these to the bottom and top of the patchwork, matching the side borders with the green squares at the corners.
8. Put the patchwork to one side and lay the backing down, right side facing down.
9. Place the wadding on top, then with right side facing up place the patchwork over the top with the wadding sandwiched in-between.
10. Working from the centre outwards pin and smooth out all layers together. I used curved safety pins, but standard ones or pins can work well too.
11. Quilt together all layers in whichever way you would like. I stich ¼” away from the edge on the horizontal strips and around the edge of them then ¼” from the edge inside the border strips.
12. Remove all the safety pins / pins and press well.
13. Take the 3.5” strip that you made from the left overs and fold in half lengthways, right sides facing out, press well.
14. Starting on one of the long sides place the raw edges on the strip level with the raw edge of the quilt (front of quilt facing if you are going to hand stitch the binding on the back or back facing if you want to machine stich it in place). Start stitching about 6” from short edge and ¼” away from edge, until you get ¼” away from the corner and with the needle down on your machine, pivot 45 degrees and stitch off the edge.
15. With the quilt held as the picture above, with the last stitched line at the top fold the binding upwards.
16. The fold the binding at the top bringing the raw edges to match.
17. Start stitching off the edge stitch down as before, stopping ¼” before the end, repeat as above on all 4 corners.
18. To enclose the raw short edges stop stitching about 3” before the end of the strip with the needle down and finder press 1/2 “ on the short raw edge to the wrong side at the start of the binding strip, open it up and please the end of the binding strip inside and close it, continue stitching until you have stitched all the way around.
19. Fold the binding strip over to the other side. Hand stitch in place, as I have. Alternatively, you can machine in place if you are bringing the binding to the front of the quilt.
20. Press well.
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Made by Stephanie Marsh for The Craft Cotton Co 2022.