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Sunday, 26 December 2010

Lattice Quilt - Instructions

Lattice Quilt -  more pictures in previous post - Draft instructions



All Measurements in these instructions are for the cut size not the finished size.

58 Light coloured 5" squares
58 Dark Coloured 5" squares

Make 36     4 patch blocks with 2 Dark (D) and 2 Light (L) squares diagonally placed across block.


4 Patch Block - Orientation (X)

4 Patch Block - Orientation (Y)







Block arrangement

Lay the 4 patch blocks out into an appealing arrangement - I used those with more contrast in the centre.

Looking at the pictures above for the block orientations.  The blocks need to be arranged into 6 rows of 6 blocks

Odd numbered Rows- Block orientation order is - XYXYXY
Even numbered rows - Block orientation order is - YXYXYX



                                                                                
                                                                                      
Sashing

2.5" strips of cream to form the basis of the sashing. ( you will need lots!!! Sorry not sure how much)
2.5" x 2" rectangles of greens fabric (A)
2.5" x 4" rectangles of greens fabric (B)


Sashing Block (X)
Add (A) to the cream sashing strip, attach to the top of Block matching the dark end to the Dark square.  Trim excess.
Add (B) to the cream sashing add to right side of Block matching the dark end to the Dark square. Trim excess.


Sashing Block (Y)
Add (A) to the cream sashing strip, attach to the top of Block matching the dark end to the Dark square. Trim excess.

Add (A) to the cream sashing add to right side of Block matching the dark end to the Dark square. Trim excess.



Extra Sashing of Blocks on the Left hand side and Bottom

For only the blocks on these edges add
Block (X)
Add (A) to the cream sashing strip, attach to the top of Block matching the dark end to the Dark square. Trim excess.
Block (Y)

Add (B) to the cream sashing add to right side of Block matching the dark end to the Dark square. Trim excess.


Sew blocks together.

Border 1

12 rectangles (A)
1" white strip
20.5" lengths of 2.5" strip (S)

Sew the strip onto the long sides of the rectangle (A) to make them 2.5" square. Now (A")

Sew 4 long lengths (S) (A") (S) (A") (S) (A") (S)
Sew onto side making sure the coloured squares are in the centres of the lattice edges. Trim excess sashing from ends.



Boarder 2

This boarder is made of "Piano keys" strips in 2 widths - 7.5" and 5.5"

Piano keys are made of random width srips with the length being fixed  - in this case - 7.5" and 5.5"

Make 12 lengths of 5.5" Piano keys which are 7.5" long. Add 2.5" cream strip along one side.


Make 8 lengths of  7,5" Piano keys which are 15.5" long and  8 extra for the ends 4 shorter and 4 longer.

Assemble in alternating sections, add to sides

Boarder 3

4" cream strip





This a draft - please ask any questions so that I can improve it!!!!!

Deborah

5 comments:

  1. I *did* have a good comment written, but it got eaten by CyberSpace.

    The sense of my comment (it's late Christmas night where I am) is that the cut vs. finished sizes need to be clarified. Nowhere do I see any "cut pieces __" x __" or "these units will finish at __ size."

    The initial statement is subject to misinterpretation by many quilters, based on my current experience reading QuiltvilleChat members' responses to very clear instructions in the current mystery quilt. Your statement, "116 5" squares half light and half dark," will give rise to questions like

    --are they 5" finished or 5" cut?
    --is each square half light and half dark? from corner to corner or across the middle?
    --and, no doubt, questions I can't imagine.

    Cynthia H.
    El Cerrito, CA (USA)

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  2. Thanks Cynthia for you feed back - I have altered the instructions to clarify the issues you raised.

    Deborah

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  3. Thank you for the instructions,today I plan to sort out bits and pieces, and start cutting for this charming quilt. Gail in snowy Iowa

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  4. I have not proof read this yet but will print and add to my TO DO. I love the border. I may offer this to my quilt quilt as a fun project. thanks for sharing. cw

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