A solid black binding frames a blue-and-white mini quilt.

January 04, 2021
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Winter Mini Quilt
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Designer: Sherri K. Falls of This & That Pattern Company

Finished size: 11-3/4" square

Finished block: 4-1/2" square

Materials

Yardages and cutting instructions are based on 42" of usable fabric width.

  • 6—5" squares assorted medium blue prints (blocks, sashing)
  • 1/4 yard solid cream (blocks, sashing)
  • 4—5" squares assorted light blue prints (blocks)
  • 4—5" squares assorted dark blue prints (blocks)
  • 1/4 yard solid black (binding)
  • 16" square backing
  • 16" square batting

Cut Fabrics

Cut pieces in the following order.

From three assorted medium blue prints, cut:

  • 25—1-1/4" squares

From solid cream, cut:

  • 16—1-1/4×2" rectangles
  • 120—1-1/4" squares

From assorted light blue prints, cut:

  • 16—1-1/4×2" rectangles

From assorted dark blue prints, cut:

  • 16—1-1/4×2" rectangles

From remaining assorted medium blue prints, cut:

  • 12—1-1/4×3-1/2" rectangles

From solid black, cut:

  • 2—2-1/2×42" binding strips

Assemble Corner Units

Measurements include 1/4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.

Press seams in directions indicated by arrows on diagrams. If no direction is specified, press seam toward darker fabric.

Sew together a medium blue 1-1/4" square and a solid cream 1-1/4" square. Add a solid cream 1-1/4×2" rectangle to bottom edge to make a corner unit (Diagram 1). The corner unit should be 2" square including seam allowances. Repeat to make 16 corner units total.

Winter Mini Quilt diagram 1

Assemble Diagonal Units

1. Use a pencil to mark a diagonal line on wrong side of 64 solid cream 1-1/4" squares. (To prevent fabric from stretching as you draw lines, place 220-grit sandpaper under each square.)

2. Align a marked solid cream square with left-hand end of a light blue print 1-1/4×2" rectangle (Diagram 2; note direction of marked line). Sew on drawn line; trim excess fabric, leaving 1/4" seam allowance. Open attached triangle and press seam open.

Winter Mini Quilt diagram 2

3. Align a second marked solid cream square with right-hand end of Step 2 rectangle (Diagram 2; again note direction of marked line). Stitch, trim, and press as before to make a light blue diagonal unit. The diagonal unit should be 1-1/4×2" including seam allowances.

4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to make 16 light blue diagonal units total.

5. Using assorted dark blue print 1-1/4×2" rectangles and remaining marked solid cream squares, repeat steps 2 and 3, referring to Diagram 3 for orientation of marked diagonal lines, to make 16 dark blue diagonal units.

Assemble Blocks

1. Referring to Diagram 4, sew together a corner unit and a light blue diagonal unit to make Unit A. The unit should be 2×2-3/4" including seam allowances. Repeat to make 16 A units total.

Winter Mini Quilt diagram 4

2. Referring to Diagram 5, add a solid cream 1-1/4" square to one edge of a dark blue diagonal unit to make Unit B. The unit should be 1-1/4×2-3/4" including seam allowances. Repeat to make 16 B units total.

3. Referring to Diagram 6, sew together an A unit and a B unit to make a quarter block. The quarter block should be 2-3/4" square including seam allowances. Repeat to make 16 quarter blocks total.

Winter Mini Quilt diagram 6

4. Sew together four quarter blocks in pairs (Diagram 7; note orientation of each quarter block). Join pairs to make a block. The block should be 5" square including seam allowances. Repeat to make four blocks total.

Winter Mini Quilt diagram 7

Assemble Sashing

Referring to Diagram 8, join solid cream 1-1/4" squares to opposite edges of an assorted medium blue print 1-1/4×3-1/2" rectangle to make a sashing rectangle. The sashing rectangle should be 1-1/4×5" including seam allowances. Repeat to make 12 sashing rectangles total.

Winter Mini Quilt diagram 8

Assemble Quilt Top

1. Referring to Quilt Assembly Diagram, lay out remaining assorted medium blue print 1-1/4" squares, sashing rectangles, and blocks in five horizontal rows.

Winter Mini Quilt qad

2. Sew together pieces in each row. Press seams toward sashing. Join rows to complete quilt top. Press seams open.

Finish Quilt

1. Layer quilt top, batting, and backing; baste.

2. Quilt as desired. Designer Sherri K. Falls machine-quilted stipples in the solid cream portions and left the blue print pieces unquilted.

3. Bind with solid black binding strips.