Tuesday, 29 March 2011
Gum Flower and wattle quilt - Instructions
Here are some basic instructions on how this quilt came together - (Strip in this instruction refers to s full width 40" strip of fabric)
The center of each block
5 strips 1.25" yellow
14 strips 1.5" green
9 4" squares - i have 5 gum flower squares and 4 wattle
Add yellow strips to the 2 opposite sides of each square, repeat with the other two sides.
Add green strips to the 2 opposite sides of each square bordered in yellow, repeat with the other two sides.
The block continues to built up the same way with the other strips.
Piano key lengths.
Lots of cream and yellow scraps.
Piano keys are strips of fabric, with even length and variable width, sewn together to make longer sections of the block
Gum Flower (red flower) blocks
3" length 10 strips 7.5 inches
10 strips 12.5 inches
Wattle flower blocks
4.5" length 8 strips 7.5 inches
8 strip 15.5 inches
7.5" length 2 strips
Gum flower Block
1.5" green (remainder from the first dark green boarder)
10 strips 2.75" light green
8 2.5" Green
Check blocks are all the same size - trim if necessary.
Assemble to a 3 x 3 grid.
13 2" strip yellow
10 4" green
The order of the outer boarders is yellow, piano keys, yellow, and finally green
If you are interested in seeing a similar quilt "wedding quilt" is in white and red. http://pilgrimsquilts.blogspot.com/2011/01/wedding-quilt.html