Little Black Dresses Quilt
If you thought one little black dress made a big statement, how about a whole quilt full of them? That’s what this fashionable project promises. Create this classic pattern as a stylish wall hanging to celebrate all things feminine.
Artist: Linda Nitzen, Sizzix
|5 Fat 1/4||Assorted black prints||Cut (9) Dresses*|
Cut (24) 2 1/2" x 8 1/2" rectangles for sashing
(cut 2 1/2" Strips, then sub cut using the 8 1/2" Square)
|Assorted crystal beads and|
pearls to embellish dresses
|4 Fat 1/4||Assorted white on white prints||Cut (9) 8 1/2" Squares|
|1/2 yd||Gray print||Cut (5) 2 1/2" Strips for binding|
Cut (2) Strips into 2 1/2" Squares for cornerstones
(Lay the 2 1/2" fabric Strip across the 2 1/2" Strip die to cut squares)
|40" x 40"||Batting|
|1 yd||Black print for backing fabric|
|1 package||Lightweight fusible adhesive|
- Finished Size: 32" x 32"
- All seam allowances are 1/4" unless noted.
- Fat 1/4 = approximately 18" x 21"
- * = Adhere fusible adhesive to back of fabric before die-cutting the shapes.
Piecing the Quilt
- Place a dress on each white on white background. Press in place and stitch as desired. Embellish as desired to form waist sash.
- Alternate sewing four 2 1/2" x 8 1/2" black rectangles and three white dress squares to form a sashing and dress block row. Make three rows.
- Alternate sewing four gray cornerstones and three 2 1/2" x 8 1/2" black rectangles to form the sashing row. Make four rows.
- Sew horizontal rows together starting at the top with the cornerstone and sashing row and alternating with a sashing and dress block to form the finished top.
- Layer the backing, batting and quilt top. Quilt by hand or machine, as desired.
- Sew binding strips together to form one long strip. Fold wrong sides together lengthwise and press.
- With a 1/4" seam, sew the raw edges of the binding to the edges of the right side of the quilt. Turn the folded edge of the binding to the back side of the quilt and stitch in place by hand, mitering the corners.