Cut each of the 3" strips into three 6"x3" rectangles. Should now have 6 of these per fat quarter.
Cut each of the 2" strips into three 6"x3" rectangles.
Should now have 12 of these per fat quarter.
I used pairs of the 2" rectangles.
After both sides are sewn on, the block should measure 6" square.
Cut the sashing fabric: I cut five 3"xWOF strips, then cut each of these into five 3"x6" rectangles. Should be 24 of these. If the fabric is 42" wide (and depending if you have cut the selvedges off) you could maybe cut seven from each WOF and therefore only need three and a half WOF strips?
Sew a 3"x6" sashing strip to the right hand side of 24 of the blocks (not the ones in the right hand column).
Sew each row together.
Sew one strip to the bottom of each of the top five rows. Trim the excess.
Sew each row/sashing to the one below it until quilt top is assembled.
I cut two of the strips to 38" and attached them to the top and bottom of the quilt.
I cut one of the strips into two pieces and used these to make the side panels long enough for the quilt top.
I stitched in the ditch along the sashing between the rows and around the border first to stablilise it all and then I did the large stipple FMQ all over.
I used a 2.5" binding: cut five 2.5"xWOF strips plus another strip of about 15"x2.5" and sew together into one long strip etc.
Attach to the quilt using usual method.
|Finished quilt size: 49"x 56"|