52" x 52"
Hi Quilters...I'm Cherri House of Cherry House Quilts, and this is my first Bake Shop project, it's an honor to join the Bake Shop bunch!
I hope you will enjoy making Welcome Spring, a sweet quilt perfect for an afternoon picnic, a lap quilt for sitting out and reading your favorite book, or covering a little who has fallen asleep.
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58'' x 58'' Batting (recommend Hobbs Heirloom Fusible Batting)
3 yards quilt backing
Use 1/4" seam allowance throughout
From the White Solid cut 5 2 1/2" strips, join strips together; subcut into the following:
5 each 8 1/2" strips, 4 each 14 1/2" strips, 4 each 10 1/2" strips, 4 each 12 1/2" strips
From the White Solid cut 21 1 1/2" strips, join strips together, subcut into 16 52 1/2" strips
From the Jelly Roll select 17 strips for your quilt, arrange on a design wall in a pleasing manner
Label strips 1 through 17
Trim the following amounts from the listed strips:
From strips 2, 6, 10, and 14 cut 6" from the bottom of the strip (not the selvage edge)
From strips 4, 8, 12, and 16 cut 4" from the bottom of the strip (not the selvage edge)
Remove nothing from strips 1, 5, 9, 13, and 17
To strips 1, 5, 9, 13, and 17 add a 2 1/2'' x 8 1/2'' white strip section to the end, press to the dark
To strips 2, 6, 10, and 14 add a 2 1/2'' x 14 1/2'' white strip section to the cut end, press to the dark
To strips 3, 7, 11, and 15 add a 2 1/2'' x 10 1/2'' white strip section to the cut end, press to the dark
To strips 4, 8, 12, and 16 add a 2 1/2'' x 12 1/2'' white strip section to the cut end, press to the dark
Piecing the top:
Stitch a sashing strip to the right of strips 1 through 16, begin from the bottom of the strip (not the selvage end), press to the sashing strip.
Join strip sections by two's, press to the sashing strip, again, begin from the bottom of the strip, not the selvage end.
When all strips are joined, evenly trim the top of the quilt, removing the selvage from the strips.
Prepare the quilt back:
Prepare quilt back by dividing 3 yards of backing fabric into 2 equal lengths.
Join the pieces lengthwise, press open seam allowance
Prepare to quilt:
If using fusible batting, cut the batting to 58'' x 58''
Center the quilt top onto the fusible batting, following manufacturers instructions.
Center the quilt top and batting on the quilt back, and fuse
Use a walking foot to create long linear lines for a contemporary look.
Starting in the center of the quilt, stitch in the center of each white sashing strip, moving outward across the quilt in one direction until complete, then repeat on the opposite side.
Next, using the edge of the walking foot as a guide, stitch on the inside of each fabric strip from the left and right side.
On the left and right sides of the quilt, stitch and 1/8 of an inch from the raw edge the length of the quilt to secure prior to binding.
Trim excess fabric and batting around the quilt.
Binding, label, and enjoy!
I hope enjoy making this quick little spring time quilt!