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Hey, it’s Kelli here from Jo’s Country Junction. My youngest sister Kalissa and I have always been close.When she was little, her nickname was Peanut as compared to all of us other kids, she was a peanut. Her nickname Peanut eventually evolved into Peanut Butter.Because I was (and still am) her favorite sibling, we used to change the words of our favorite Barney song, Peanut Butter and Jelly, to Peanut Butter and Kelli.After we completed this quilt, Kalissa expressed her love of it.Because we used the Moda fabric line PB & J, we decided to name the quilt Peanut Butter and Kelli. Stop over to our blog for a chance to win a jelly roll after you’re done reading the tutorial. Follow along and you can make your own. You’ll need a fat quarter bundle and some yardage.
1 fat quarter bundle PB & J
4 yards neutral print (We used ½ yard of each of the 8 neutral prints)
1 yard neutral (border)
1 yard dark print (binding)
2.5 yards dark solid (borders, block outline)
8 yards for backing
From each of 32 colored fat quarters, cut the following:
-1- 3.75” x 21” strip (stars)
-2- 3” x 21” strips (sashing)
-2- 1.75” x 21” strips (sashing, pieced border)
From each of 8 lighter fat quarters, cut the following:
-3- 3.75” strips (stars)
From neutral border cut 10- 3”strips
From binding fabric, cut 10- 2.5” strips
From dark solid, cut the following:
-27- 1.5” strips (star outline)
-6- 1.75” strips (pieced border)
-10- 3” strips (border)
Making Star Blocks:
From 32- 3.75” colored strips, cut 1- 5” rectangle and 2- 3.75” squares. A total of 32- 5” rectangles and 64- 3.75” squares.
From 24- 3.75” lighter strips, cut 8 (1 of each print) into 4- 5” segments from each to yield a total on 24- 5” segments. Using the remaining 16- 3.75” neutral strips, cut a total of 64- 3.75” squares.
1. Pair 1 colored 5” segment with 1 neutral 5” segment. With right sides together, use an easy angle ruler to cut 2 half square triangles. Sew together using a ¼ inch seam. Press to the colored print. Continue with all of hte 5″ segments. It you haven’t used an Easy Angle ruler before, here’s a great tutorial Bonnie Hunter did showing you how.
2. Assemble star by first sewing the dark square together into a four patch.
-Then sew the half square triangles together as shown.
-Sew two to the side of the four patch.
-Sew a light colored square to each end of the remaining start points.
-Then sew the final strip to the outside.
Outlining the Star:
3. Using 11 of the 1.5” dark solid strips, cut a total of 32- 1.5” x 13.5” strips (3 from each strip). Sew to opposite sides of each star block. Press to the dark “frame.”
4. Using the remaining 16 strips, cut 32- 1.5” x 15.5” rectangles. Sew to opposite sides of the star. Press to the dark “frame.”
Making the Sashing Blocks:
5. From each neutral ½ yard cut, cut a total of 3- 3” strips. Cut each in half (approximate) to yield a total of 24- 3” x approximately 21” strips.
6. With right sides together, pair 1 colored 3” x 21” strip with 1 neutral 3” x 21” strip.
7. Using your easy angle ruler, cut a total of 10 half square triangles from each set. Sew using a 1/4 “ seam. Press to the colored half. Make a total of 448 half square triangles.
8. Using the colored 1.75” strips, cut a total of 576- 1.75” squares (448 for sashing blocks, 128 for pieced border).
9. With right sides together, place a colored 1.75” square in the neutral half of the half square triangle. Sew diagonally from corner to corner. Trim excess fabric and press to the colored square. Repeat for each of the 448 sashing blocks.
10. Sew the newly created units together as shown creating 16 blocks.
11. Sew the blocks together in a 4 x 4 setting as shown.
Making the Pieced Borders:
12. Subcut the 6- 1.75” strips into 64- 1.75” x 3” rectangles.
13. Following the diagram below, using the remaining 128- 1.75” squares, place a colored square on one end of the dark rectangle with right sides together. Sew diagonally from corner to corner of the colored square. Trim excess and press to the colored square.
14. Repeat on opposite end. Continue making 64 pieced border blocks.
15. Using the remaining 1.75” colored strips and the remaining 1.75” dark strip, create 4- 1.75” half square triangles using your easy angle ruler. Press to the dark.
16. Sew 16 of the newly created border pieces together. Make four sets of these border units. Add a half square triangle to both ends of two of the strips.
Jo Kramer and oldest daughter, Kelli Kramer, spend many weekends together while the men in their lives are busy farming. During these weekend hang out sessions, they are busy creating quilts, cooking, remodeling, canning, gardening and laughing at the antics of their beagle dogs, Ruby and Puppycat.
The gals are avid bloggers adding regular new blog posts daily.You can read about their adventures atjoscountryjunction.com.
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