25 Mar 2017

Partridge in a Pear Tree

This is the sixth quilt block for the "Have a Jolly Little Christmas" quilt along!

All the details for the "Have a Jolly Little Christmas" quilt along are this page.







Partridge in a Pear Tree is a 12" quilt block.

Made using traditional piecing methods.




Sew Fresh Quilts – Partridge in a Pear Tree


Finished size of block is 12” x 12”

Fabric Require
Single Block
White
1/4 yard
Light Green
1/4 yard
Medium Green
1/8 yard
Dark Green
1/8 yard
Light Brown
1/8 yard
Medium Brown
1/8 yard
Dark Brown
1/8 yard




Read through entire instructions before beginning.  Press all seams open as you go.


STOP: Stitch, Trim, Open & Press. To perform the STOP method, align a square (A) or rectangle (C) on the corner of the unit (B) with right sides facing together. Draw a diagonal line and sew along this diagonal line. Trim a ¼” seam. Finger press the seam open and then press with a hot iron. Pressing the seams open to reduce bulk is recommended.












Single Block
White
A
25 @ 1.5” squares
F
3 @ 1.5” x 2.5”
G
3 @ 1.5” x 3.5”
B
3 @ 2.5” squares
H
1 @ 2.5” x 3.5”
K
1 @ 3.5” x 5.5”
Light Green
C
2 @ 3” squares
D
1 @ 3.5” square
E
1 @ 4.5” x 5.5”
Medium
 Green
C
2 @ 3” squares
Dark Green
C
4 @ 3” squares
Light Brown
A
6 @ 1.5” squares
F
3 @ 1.5” x 2.5”
L
2 @ 1.5” x 5.5”
B
2 @ 2.5” square
J
1 @ 2.5” x 4.5”
D
1 @ 3.5” square
Medium
 Brown
**
1 @ 0.75” x 1.25”
***
1 @ 0.75” x 1.5”
****
1 @ 1” x 1.5”
A
1 @ 1.5” square
F
1 @ 1.5” x 2.5”
H
1 @ 2.5” x 3.5”
D
1 @ 3.5” square
K
1 @ 3.5” x 5.5”
Dark
 Brown
*
1 @ 0.75” square
F
1 @ 1.5” x 2.5”





































Step 1:  Place the Light Green and Medium Green (C) squares on the Dark Green (C) squares. Draw a diagonal line, as shown in blue. This is your GUIDE line. Sew 1/4” on each side of the GUIDE line. Cut along the GUIDE line and press the seams open. Trim each HST to 2.5” square. Use the STOP method to add the White (A) squares on the corners.



Step 2: Use the STOP method to add the White (A) squares on the corners of the Light Green (D) square and (E) rectangle. Sew the White (G) rectangles to the sides of the (D) unit and sew the units together to complete the pear.







Step 3: Use the STOP method to add the White (A) square to the Light Brown (F) rectangle, then to add the Medium Brown (A) square to the other end of the Light Brown (F). Sew the Light Brown (A) to the top. Sew the White (A) square to the bottom of the Dark Brown (F) rectangle and sew this to the side of the first unit. Use the STOP method to add the White (B) square, then sew the White (G) rectangle to the side and the White (H) to the bottom.





Step 4: Sew the Dark Brown (*) square on the end of the Medium Brown (**) rectangle. Sew the Medium Brown (***) to the top and the Medium Brown (****) to the bottom, then sew the Light Brown (A) squares on the top and bottom. Also, use the STOP method to add the Light Brown (F) rectangle to the end of the Medium Brown (F) rectangle, then to add the White (A) and Light Brown (A) squares. Sew these two units together.






Step 5: Use the STOP method to add the Light Brown (B) squares to the Medium Brown (H) rectangle.



Step 6: Use the STOP method to add the White (B) square on the end of the Light Brown (J) rectangle.




Step 7: Use the STOP method to add the Medium Brown (D) square on the end of the White (K) rectangle. Measure up 1.5” from the corner of the White (K) rectangle. Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of the Light Brown (F) rectangle and place it on the White (K) rectangle. Sew along the diagonal line, trim seam and press open.



Step 8: Use the STOP method to add the Light Brown (A) and (D) squares to the Medium Brown (K) rectangle. Sew the Light Brown (L) rectangles on top and bottom. Use the STOP method to add the White (B) square on the corner.





Step 9: Sew the White (F) rectangles to the Leaves. Arrange and sew the units together to complete the block. Block should measure 12.5” square.
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Here is my Partridge in a Pear Tree block.




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24 Mar 2017

Giraffe Family



Do you ever make the same quilt more than once? I know there are so many great quilt ideas out there. And some people claim that they enjoy a new challenge, so they would never consider making the same quilt more than once. I used to be one of those quilters.




This is the Giraffe Family quilt made using Cotton Supreme Solids by RJR Fabrics












Can you see that? It's some more wavy line quilting. I really enjoyed quilting this quilt. I was really getting in the groove with those curvy lines! The quilting was done using Light Grey Omni from Superior Threads, on top and plain white Gutermann thread in the bobbin for the back.



And here you can see the quilting from the back. This backing print is from the Urban Artifacts collection, which you can view here, and I am simply in LOVE with this print! The colours, the dots, the flowers and the text. It is just such a fun print!




Normally, I attach a binding first to the back of a quilt and then topstitch from the front to finish. But wanting to use a matched binding, this time I attached to the binding to the front. To finish, I topstitched along the "ditch" to catch the binding that had been folded around to the back. I used threads to match the binding both on top and in the bobbin.






Here is a close up of how the binding matches the piecing in the top. Want to know how I did it? Click here to check out my binding tutorials for more information.








This "Giraffe Family" quilt finished at 40" x 53"
and was the 24th use of my 2nd edition of 100 labels
ordered from Ikaprint.









You can find the Giraffe Family pattern here!


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