McCall's Quilting - March/April 2018 - 85
This throw quilt's quiet sense
of serenity is all in the details.
Quilt Designed & Made by
60˝ x 60˝
20 Block Y 7½˝ x 7½˝
16 Block Z 7½˝ x 7½˝
Who says a two-color quilt can't allow for
creative fabric choices? Subtle variations
and deliberate placement of matching
prints in the nine-patch variation blocks
create an engaging secondary design
that's tailor-made for getting the most
out of your scraps or fat quarters.
Use an accurate ¼˝ seam allowance
throughout to ensure all elements of the
quilt ﬁt together well.
Study the quilt photo and note how Maria used light blue prints in matching sets
of 4 in the sashes to create the illusion
of 9 large blocks. These "large blocks"
are separated from each other by sashes
all cut from the same large-scale blue/
Note also how she mostly placed
triangle-squares made with white
textures in the corners of blocks where
they converge to create the secondary
* Assorted dark blue prints and textures
NOTE: Fabrics in the quilt shown are
from various reproduction collections by
2⅜ yds. total for blocks, sashing and
Assorted cream/white prints and
1¾ yds. total for blocks
Assorted light blue prints and textures
½ yd. total for sashing strips
Large blue/white ﬂoral
⅜ yd. for sashing strips
⅛ yd. for sashing posts
Medium blue texture
⅝ yd. for binding
68˝ x 68˝
See more quilts by Maria at her Facebook page, Cheerful Quilts.