Inspired by Festive Foundations: Summer from designer Charise Randell
Project tester: Martha Gamm
Yardages and cutting instructions are based on 42" of usable fabric width.
- Scraps of red, yellow, green, and tan batiks
- 1⁄3 yard cream linen
- Lightweight copy paper, tracing paper, or foundation material of your choice
- Flat head pins
- Embroidery floss: red
- Air-soluble marking pen
- 10"-diameter embroidery hoop
- 10"-square felt (optional)
- Add-A-Quarter ruler (addaquarter.com; optional)
Finished block: 4-1⁄4 ×10"
Finished size: 10" diameter
Cut pieces in the following order. Because the blocks are foundation-pieced, fabric pieces are cut larger than necessary. You’ll trim them to the correct sizes after stitching them to a foundation.
From red batik, cut:
- 1—1-1⁄2" square (position A1)
From cream linen, cut:
- 2—4-1⁄8 ×10-1⁄2" rectangles
- 2—1-1⁄4 ×12" rectangles
- 8—1" squares (positions A2–A5, B2, B3, B6, and B7)
- 2—1-1⁄2 ×3" rectangles (positions A6 and A7)
- 1—1-3⁄4 ×5-1⁄4" rectangle (position A8)
- 4—1-1⁄2" squares (positions B4, B8, C3, and C4)
- 2—2-1⁄2" squares (positions B5 and B9)
- 2—1-1⁄2 ×4" rectangles (positions C7 and C8)
- 2—3-1⁄2×6" rectangles (positions C5 and C6)
- 1—2×5-1⁄4" rectangle (position C9)
From yellow batik, cut:
- 1—2-1⁄2 ×3-1⁄4" rectangle (position B1)
From green batik, cut:
- 1—2-1⁄2 ×4-3⁄4" rectangle (position C1)
From tan batik, cut:
- 1—4-1⁄2 ×5-1⁄2" rectangle (position C2)
Prepare Foundation Papers
1) Click on "Download this Project" above for the full-size foundation pattern. Print each foundation section once on foundation material. Be sure to print the sections at 100% or full scale and check the accuracy of printing with the 1"-square guide.
2) Cut out foundation sections A–C roughly 1⁄4" outside dashed lines to make three foundation papers.