Pat Sloan Christmas in July 2012 "Through the Window"
Hi I'm Pat Sloan and I love to quilt. So when John Adams of Quilt Dad asks me if I wanted to join in on a fun project ... I ALWAYS said yes! John is always involved with the best projects.. and this "Christmas in July" is a blast! I was sent this yummy set of FreeSpirit fabrics... but.... I spy solids.. always a challenge for me to work with. And I LOVE a challenge
The next thing was to pick a block size, lucky for me the LARGE 18" finished block was still available.. that print is BIG and I didn't want to cut out anything.
here are the cutting directions
• Big Print - Cut 4 blocks 6.5" x 6.5"
• Solid White – Cut 4 strips 2" x 6.5"
• Solid Green-
◦ Cut 2 strips 2" x 18.5"
◦ Cut 4 strips 1.5" x WOF
◦ Cut 4 strips 1.5" x 8"
◦ Cut 1 strip 1.5" x 5"
• Small Print -
◦ Cut 1 strip 1.5" x WOF
◦ Cut 2 strips 1.5" x 5"
So how about fussy cutting those big squres. Move your ruler around to see what makes a cool block.
Maybe this one... it's more interesting then just having a circle in the center of all four blocks.
These are the four blocks I cut. I like that there is variety and I partial circles.
Tip – often you need more fabric inorder to really have variety in a large print.
Lets sew the sashings!
• Sew a WOF green solid to both sides of the WOF small print
• Sub cut 2 units that are 6.5" long.
• Sub cut 2 units that are 8" long.
• Sub cut 1 unit that is 1.5" wide. Sew the center bit
• Sew the small print to either side of the remaining green solid
• Sub cut 2 units 1.5" wide.
Sew the center unit and then position all the pieces so you sew them correctly. At this time you can switch around the large squares until you like the position.
And here is your "Through the Window" block. Want to know why I called it that? In my dream world our snow would be colorful, and this fabric is perfect for colorful snowflakes. Looking through my window to watch the snow fall is what my block is about.
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