Tuesday, November 26, 2013


This month's quilt is a simple but timeless 25 patch.  I view it as a reminder of the beauty that can be found in the simple things in life.  Hope you like it!

Just a note - trim the selvage's carefully - especially when cutting the sashing strips.  You need to get 4) 10 1/2 inch pieces from each 42 inch strip. 

Follow the directions to cut the needed pieces.

Begin by sewing the 2 1/2 inch strips into sets.  Set A will be a coral, yellow, coral, yellow, coral as seen in the bottom half of the photo below.  Create 4 sets.

Set B will be yellow, coral, yellow, coral, yellow.  As seen in the top half of the photo.  Create 3 of these sets.  Press all fabric toward the coral.

Sub cut these into 2 1/2 inch sections as seen below.

Cut 60 from set A and 40 from set B.

Sew 5 strips together starting with a set A and alternating with a set B to form the 25 patches.

Create 20 - twenty five patches.

Sew a sashing strip between four of the twenty five patch blocks.  Do not sew one on the ends.

Create 5 rows of sashed blocks.

Sew a blue cornerstone between 4 of the sashing pieces as shown below.

Create 4 sashing rows.  Sew these rows between the five block rows.

Sew the 2 1/2 inch first border all around the quilt.  Sew on the final borders.  Quilt as desired.  Bind and enjoy!

Thanks for participating in our mystery quilt program.  We are planning on using fabrics from the Cruiser Boulevard line for the December quilt.  See the representation below.

Because of the holidays we will be doing the December mystery quilt on December 17th.

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