Saturday, September 25, 2010

Be a Cut up!

Ready to start cutting for the quilt?  I have the cutting instructions. (I haven't tested them so I hope they are right - I counted the pieces a bunch of times. ) 


Cutting Instructions – Colors listed will be based on the original quilt image. (i.e.  Background fabric color is green; the diamond fabric color is pink, and the accent square color is blue. ) 
Please read all of the directions first if you prefer to make Quilt 1 or Quilt 3.  You will have to do some of the work yourself, but you can do it.  The directions tell you what pieces you will need to cut differently BUT the cutting instructions only have exact numbers for Quilt 2.  
I have not calculated the fabric for this (sorry) I am starting with a yard of each.  I KNOW that the blue will only need a small amount and a fat quarter would suffice. I liked the blue I bought for this and thought some extra for my stash would be fun.  If you cut some extra pieces you can make an accent  pillow with them and the leftovers.  
This little quilt is only 36" square.   However, I will probably be adding some borders to mine to make a larger baby quilt or lap quilt eventually. 


I highly suggest cutting with the GO! cutter if you have one and have the dies. You will need the 4" finished quarter square triangle die and EITHER the 4 1/2" strip cutter OR the Value Die that comes with the GO!


If you don't have a GO! the rotary instructions follow. 


For the GO! Cutter:
Cut 72  Quarter squares (background -green) This is 9 cuttings on the GO! as each cut equals 8 pieces.


Cut 28 Background squares (green) at 4 ½ inches.  You can cut these with the 4 ½ strip cutter OR the value die. (The strip cutter is much faster!)


Cut 72  Quarter squares (diamonds - pink) This is 9 cuttings on the GO! as each cut equals 8 pieces


Cut 9 Large Diamond centers (pink) at 4 ½ inches.  Cut these with the 4 ½ strip cutter OR the value die.


Cut 8 accent squares (blue) 4 ½ inches.  (for Quilt 3 replace these with background squares –green)  (For Quilt 1 replace these with Quarter Square blocks made with diamond fabric –pink and accent fabric- blue)




For Rotary Cutting using the Quick Piecing method for the Quarter Square Blocks:


Cut 28 Background squares (green) at 4 ½ inches. 


Cut 9 Large Diamond centers (pink) at 4 ½ inches


Cut 18  Background (green) 5 ¼ inch squares (for the Quarter Square blocks.)


Cut 18  Diamond (pink) 5 ¼ inch squares (for the Quarter Square blocks.)


Cut 8 accent squares (blue) 4 ½ inches.  (for Quilt 3 replace these with background squares –green)  (For Quilt 1 replace these with Quarter Square blocks made with diamond fabric –pink and accent fabric- blue)


If you are using another method for the quarter square triangles, you will need a total of 36 quarter square triangle blocks (background-green diamond-pink) that are 4 ½” and finish at 4 inches. 

3 comments:

Petit Design Co. said...

I would join you but I've got so many other projects going on. Can't wait to see what everyone else comes up with

Frummie said...

Oh Dear!
Won't be home until Tuesday night, will have to start on Wednesday morning. It's all right, nobody has to wait for me...I WILL catch up...LOL
Can't wait!
Again, as always, Gene,YOU ARE THE GREATEST!!!!!!
Hugs,
Frummie

Tonya said...

wait, what is this? what have i missed?