12 x 12in Square
YOU WILL NEED
1 x FQ Anna Maria Horner, Dowry, Reliquary in Water (Nostalgia)
1 x FQ Anna Maria Horner, Dowry, Tangle in Moss (Retrospect)
1 x Fat 16th Anna Maria Horner, Dowry, Dresden Bulbs in Rose (Nostalgia)
1 x Fat 8th Anna Maria Horner, Dowry, Cracking Codes in Petal (Nostalgia)
14 x 14in Wadding
Contrast/co-ordinating thread and needle
Rotary cutter and mat
Fabric for this project is Anna Maria Horner’s Dowry collection. For stockist information, visit makeitcoats.com or call 01484 681881.
1/4in Seam allowance throughout.
Cut out the pattern pieces, leaving 1/4in all the way around the edge of the pattern pieces. When printed, each pattern piece should be 10.5cm on both outer edges. To do this, save the image onto your computer and print at 100%.
We’ll be cutting fabric for this as we go.
1.Print out the pattern pieces. The pattern pieces above are for 1/4 of the pattern so you’ll need to print this four times at 100%. Draw a line around each section with a 1/4in gap. This will act as your seam allowance. It’s important to do this as otherwise it won’t fit together correctly at the end.
2. Cut out each section on the line you’ve just drawn. Take one section. You will be sewing on the right side and sewing the fabric to the wrong side of the paper. You will be sewing all pieces in numerical order.
3. Take a piece of fabric at least 1⁄4in larger all around than Section 1. For this I used Cracking Codes in Petal. Hold this up to the light and place it wrong side to wrong side against the paper so at least 1⁄4in hangs over all edges of the section. Now take a piece of fabric that is at least 1⁄4in bigger than Section 2 all the way around. If you are new to foundation piecing it is a good idea to cut fabric bigger than you need.
4. Place Section 2 right-side up against the fabric for Section 1. Make sure the edge overlaps the line that joins section 1 and 2 by at least 1⁄4in. You need to position the fabric so that once it is sewn along the 1/2 line and is opened out, it still overlaps all edges of Section 2 by at least 1⁄4in. Sew onto the right side of the paper pattern, through both layers of fabric with a straight stitch set to 1.5 in length. It is important to sew accurately.
5. Fold the paper on the line just sewn and trim the seam allowance down to an accurate 1⁄4in using a rotary cutter and mat.
6. Open out the fabric against the back of the paper pattern and press well, making sure each seam is pressed open to reduce bulk. Work in numerical order, sewing the line between Section 2 and 3 next. Take another piece of fabric (at least 1⁄4in bigger than Section 3), place it right sides together with Section 2. Make sure it overlaps the Section 2/3 sewing line by at least 1⁄4in then sew along that line. Fold the paper back on the line you’ve just sewn, trim the seam allowance back to 1⁄4in as before and press the fabric open. Work this way to complete each section.
7. When each section is complete, trim each section down neatly to the line you drew around each section at the start.
8. Sew two sections together at a time until you have four triangles as shown below.
9. Sew these together so you have two halves of the final piece then sew these together to look like the diagram below.
10. Press well.
11. Cut strips of Tangle in Moss fabric 2 1/2in wide and sew together to create a length approx. 42in long.
12. Trim into two sections 8in long and two sections 13in long. Sew 8in sections to top and bottom of main block. Press seams open.
13. Sew the two longer sections to the remaining sides of the main block. Press seams open. Press whole quilt top.
14. Layer backing, wadding and block top together and pin.
15. Set stitch length to 0, lower feed dogs and starting in the centre, sew a stippling pattern all over.
16. Square up if needed.
17. Cut 1 1/4in strips of Cracking Codes in Petal for the binding and sew ends together to create a length 60in. Press in half lengthways and then press edges to centre.
18. Sew binding to the edge of the mini. Start sewing about 10cm along the strip, in the centre of one of the sides using a 1/4in seam allowance.
19. To mitre the corners, check out my 30 second video below to clearly see how to create mitred corners.
20. Stop sewing about 10cm from where you started sewing. Take the two ends of binding and lat them along the remaining unsewn edge of the quilt. Where they meet, finger press the fabric back on itself then press again with the iron. Take these pieces right sides together and hold away from the rest of the quilt. Sew together along the pressed line using your machine. Trim any excess and this section should now neatly lie flat against the edge of the quilt. Sew along using 1/4in seam allowance as you did with the rest f the binding.
21. Fold over to back of quilt and hand sew to back with a slipstitch.