Scenic Route - A Boy Quilt
Posted by AnorinaM on Monday, December 30th, 2013
Hiyah! I'm Anorina from Samelia's Mum and today I'm sharing a quilt which I made with the fun new line called Scenic Route.
Within my group of friends and family, there have been a few baby boys born over the past few months. Generally, I find that selecting fabric and making quilts for baby girls so much easier than for boys... and then I discovered Scenic Route. It is just perfect for making a quilt for a baby boy, infant or toddler.
Finished quilt measures 55” x 55”
A seam allowance of ¼ inch is included throughout. Requirements are based on fabric 112cm (42” wide)
C3665-BLUE Scenic Dot Blue : 3/4 yard
C3662-ORANGE Scenic Cars Orange : 1/4 yard
C3660-ORANGE Scenic Main Orange : 1/2 yard
C3664-TAN Scenic Wood Grain Tan : 1 & 1/2 yard
C3663-BLUE Scenic Trees Blue : 1 & 1/4 yard
From the BASICS range: C410-02 BOY Stars Boy : 4 yard (quilt backing)
White Solid: ½ yard
Neutral thread for piecing & quilting
Sewing machine with a ¼” foot
Cutting mat, rotary cutter, ruler
Iron and ironing board
General sewing supplies
** Cutting instructions will be detailed, throughout the quilt progress, rather than all at the beginning. Please read all of the instructions prior to commencing **
Economy Patch Block
Each Economy Patch Block is made up of 3 different fabrics.
Fabric A (Blue Dot):
(2) 8 7/8” square, cut diagonally across one corner to corner to yield 4 half square triangles
Fabric B (White):
(1) 9 1/4” square, cut diagonally across to both corners to yield 4 triangles
Fabric C (Orange Cars):
8 1/2” square
Arrange the block components, just like the diagram, below.
Begin with the Fabric C (centre square).
Sew a white triangle to both the top and bottom of the centre square (orange) and press.
Sew the remaining 2 white triangles to either side of the centre square (orange) and press.
Sew 2 triangles of fabric A (blue dot) to the top and bottom of this block and press.
Sew the remaining 2 triangles of fabric A (blue dot) to either side of the block and press.
Repeat to make a total of 4 Economy Blocks.
Centre Square (Scenic Route Main – Orange)
(1) 16 1/2" square of the main Scenic Route fabric (with the roads).
Scenic Wood Grain Tan
(2) 12 1/8” square, cut diagonally across corner to corner - this will yield 4 half square triangles (see image below)
(1) 23 7/8” square, cut diagonally across to both corners - this will yield 4 triangles (see image below)
Scenic Trees - Blue (Border)
(5) 5" strips x Width of Fabric (WOF)
Cut one strip in half. 2 of the border strips won't be long enough, so sew these 2 halves onto the end of 2 strips.
There will be 2 strips measuring 5" x WOF and 2 pieced strips measuring approximately 5" x 60"
Lay out the quilt components on the floor or a design wall.
The below images show the quilt top assembly. A picture is worth a thousand words, right?
Once the components are all sewn together and pressed, attach the border.
Sew the 2 shorter strips (5" x WOF) to either side of the quilt top. Trim and press.
Sew the 2 remaining, longer pieced strips to the top and bottom of the quilt top. Trim and press.
Press the quilt top well.
Piece the backing and press well.
Lay the backing fabric right side down on a hard surface and use masking tape to secure it, ensuring the fabric is taut but not distorted.
Layer the batting square over it, then the well pressed quilt top.
Baste the 3 layers together with safety pins.
Quilt as desired. I used a loopy meandering pattern, all over.
Join the 2 ½” strips end to end. Trim the seams and press them open.
Press the strip in half lengthways with the wrong sides together.
Beginning halfway along one side of the quilt and leaving a 12 inch tail, pin the binding to the front of the quilt with the raw edges aligned. Ensure the joins are not on the corners.
Stitch it in place with a ¼” seam, mitring the corners as you go.
When you’re 12” from the starting point, remove the quilt from the machine.
On a flat surface, use your fingers to walk the two tails together until they meet. Open tails and finger press where the seam should be. Sew along this fold. Trim the seam and press open.
Check that the binding fits well and continue attaching your binding.
Trim the batting and backing. Turn the folded edge of the binding over the raw edges to the back of the quilt and slip stitch it in place. If you prefer, machine sew your binding.
I hope you enjoyed my Scenic Route - A Boy Quilt tutorial. If you make a quilt using this tutorial, I'd love to see it.
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