Auntie Tablecloth

Auntie Tablecloth

39″ X 39″
Designed by Vickie Eapen of Spun Sugar Quilts
My inspiration for this tablecloth came from memories of my aunts. Recently two of my aunts have been severely ill and suffered through strokes and lung disease. I prayed much during the piecing of this quilt. I prayed for them and their recovery. I share this Moda Bake Shop project with you to inspire you to “piece” your way through a troubling time. Sewing, quilting, knitting, and creating help me find clarity and peace. I hope it will for you as well.
p.s. I have to shout out to my new friend Daniela….and her cozy quilters!
1 Layer Cake (sku#13540LC Lumiere de Noel)
1 yard inner setting strips, outer corner squares and binding (sku#13529 44 Lumiere de Noel)
1/4 yard inner corner squares (sku #13524 41 Lumiere de Noel)
1/3 yard outer setting strips (sku #13524 44 Lumiere de Noel)
2 yards setting triangles and backing (sku #13541 12 Lumiere de Noel)
Batting, measuring at least 45″ X 45″
Choose at least 12 prints from the layer cake:
3 dark red prints for the centers and 9 light prints for rest of pieced blocks
Subcut each of the 9 light prints into a 4″ x 10″ and 2.5″ x 10″ strip. “Scrap” the rest.
Subcut the 2.5″ x 10″ strip into {4} 2.5″ squares A.
Subcut the 4″strip into {4} 2.5″ x 4″ rectangles B.
Next cut {9} 4″ squares from your darker red prints for the centers. View C, not shown.
Notice I used 2 lighter center prints to give a scrappier look.
Using a design wall, arrange your blocks. The block layout is as follows:
ABA
BCB
ABA
Sort the blocks in order and stack them for sewing.
Flip the left sidepieces onto the center as shown. Sew it now or flip the right side to the center as well. Then sew both sides for speedier piecing. Choose which method you are comfortable with.
I prefer to chain piece my blocks.
Complete the piecing and rearrange blocks on the design wall. Sew blocks together like a giant 9 patch. This becomes your center.
The first border includes {4} 1.75″ white squares and {4} 1.75″ x 23″ red strips.
Sew the side red strips to two sides of the center.
Sew the 1.75″ squares to the ends of the other 2 red border strips. Then sew strips to the top and bottom of the center. The square should measure about 25.5″.
Cut 2 squares 18.5″ x 18.5″. Cut in half on the diagonal as shown.
Sew half square triangles to the opposite sides of the center.
Repeat with remaining sides as shown. This square should measure approximately 36.5″.
Cut {4} 2″ x Width of Fabric strips. Subcut that into 2″ x 36.5″ strips.
Cut {4} 2nd border squares measuring 2″.
Add the second border strips to the sides.
Add the 2″ squares to the 2nd border and sew to the top and bottom. Your quilt top should measure approximately 39″ square.
Quilt and bind as desired.
The Auntie Tablecloth
39″ x 39″
***Please do not hesitate to email me or leave a comment if you have any questions on this project.***
Happy Quilting,
Vickie

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