Mittwoch, 15. April 2015

My Story Quilt- Tutorial

Ok, so here is the tutorial for my Story Quilt!

(About the size....
I am afraid, I was in such a hurry sending it off that I forgot to write down how big it is!
I think it is about 40" in a square because I did not have to piece the backing...)




I worked with the Hex N More and the Sidekick Ruler by Jaybird Quilts.
It is really easy to cut the shapes with them.
Triangles and diamonds are cut with the Sidekick Ruler,
jewels are cut with the Hex N More Ruler.

The basics how to cut and sew together shapes with 60° angles are beautifully shown by Julie Herman.
How to cut diamonds and how to sew them together
How to cut triangles
How to cut jewels


I used these fabrics from Carrie Bloomstons "Story Collection" for Windham Fabrics:
40881-6 hot pink:                          2,5 inch
40881-4 red:                                 5 inch
40879-5 mustard:                          13 inch
40878-1 aqua (fishes):                   13,5 inch
40877-1 indigo (figures):                19,5 inch
36531 A- 9 paper (background):   31 inch

With the jaybird rulers cut:
pink: 1 strip 2,5 "
       from this cut 6 diamonds

red: 2 strips 2,5"
     from this cut 6 diamonds
    and 6 long diamonds 4,5" long!

mustard: cut 2 strips 6,5"
    from this cut 12 jewels

aqua fishes: cut 3 strips 4,5"
    from this cut 18 diamonds

indigo figures: cut 3 strips 6,5"
    from this cut 24 jewels

from background fabric:
  cut 2 strips 2,5"
   from this cut 36 triangles (small triangles)
 cut 3 strips 4,5"
    from this cut 30 triangles (big triangles)
cut 2 rectangles 12,5" x 21,5" and cut them in half diagonally

Sew units together with 1/4 inch seam allowance
Press seams open

Set aside 6 of the big background triangles
(those are Set 1)

Sew the 36 small background triangles to the
indigo jewels
and the mustard jewels.


Press, set the mustard units aside.



Turn 12 of the indigo units upside down.
Sew 24 big background triangles to the figure units as shown in the picture.
You will have 12 of each units.
Press.
Set aside 6 of the diamond units that have the background triangle facing up 
(those are Set 2) (in picture left)







Sew the aqua diamonds
to the 6 diamond units that have the background triangle facing up (in picture left).

Sew the aqua diamonds to all 12 of the diamond units that have the background traingle facing down (in picture right)
Press.
Set aside 6 of the 12 units with the background triangle facing down.
(those are Set 3) (no picture)

Now sew the mustard units to
the remaining 6 + 6 units
Press.
Set aside the units that have the background triangles facing down.
(those are Set 4) (in picture right)



Sew a red diamond to the right side of the pink diamond.
Press.


Sew the long diamond to the left side of this unit.
Press. 



Sew the red-pink units to the 6 long units with the background triangle facing up.
(those are Set 5) (in picture below very right)



Now you have Sets like this.

Sew them together to get 6 big triangles.




Sew the triangles together to get a big hexagon.


Add the long background triangles to make it a square!












Please contact me, if you have any questions.
Have fun!!

Kommentare:

  1. Wow, your quilt looks great. I bought the Hex N More Ruler a while ago, but still haven't used it. Your quilt makes me want to try it right away ;). I like that it uses only one block, so you get faster results ;).
    What is the finished size of the quilt?
    Magdalena

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  2. Wow - vielen Dank! Ach, ich habe meinen hex n more immer noch nicht benutzt :-( So viele Ideen!

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  3. Ich habe die Lineale auch rum liegen und bis auf das Hex'n'more habe ich noch keines richtig verwendet. Das muss sich mal ändern.
    LG, Rike

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  4. Bisher hatte ich ein wenig Angst vor dem Diamante-Nähen, aber die muss ich runterschlucken und einfach auch so einen Mandala machen. Einfach traumhaft!!! Danke für die Anleitung.

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