Dogwoods in Bloom Quilt
With plenty of room to bloom, this quilt is a fresh pick any time of the year. It offers a perfect pattern to complement any décor and can be customized for even more imaginative options.
Artist: Cheryl Adam, Guest Quilter
|3 yds||Fusible webbing-18" wide|
Cut 5 1/2" x 6 1/2" pieces to fuse to the back of the fabric
|1/2 yd||S13 Ice|
Qty 17: 1 1/2" circles
|3/4 yd||S03 Fuchsia|
Qty 68: dogwood petals
|1 yd||S19 Kiwi|
Qty 17: medium or med/large leaves
|3/4 yd||DF48 Grey|
Qty 17: 6 1/2" x 6 1/2"
|1 3/8 yd||DF53 Sapphire|
|3 yds||Backing fabric|
Qty 2: 1 1/2 yd pieces
|48" x 60"|
- Finished Size: 43 1/2" X 55 1/2"
- Before cutting leaves, and circles, cut 5 1/2" x 6 1/2" pieces of fabric and adhere fusible webbing to the wrong side.
- Before cutting petals, cut 4" x 5 1/2" pieces of fabric and adhere fusible webbing to the wrong side. Align the fabric so you will get two med/large dogwood petals when you put the fabric through the machine.
- There will be extra leaves and petals that can be used on another project.
- Seam allowances are 1/4" unless otherwise noted.
- When cutting fabric strips with the dies, leave the fabric folded as it comes on the bolt.
- WOF = width of fabric
- LOF = length of fabric
Flower Block Assembly
- Using a 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" square of DF48 Grey and the quilt picture as a guide, arrange one Kiwi leaf, four Fuchsia petals and one Ice circle in the center to make a flower. Fuse in place. Use a small zig-zag stitch around the leaf, circle and petals to permanently attach the flower. If desired, use another decorative machine stitch to make veins in the flower petals. Repeat 16 more times.
Striped Block Assembly
- Sew a 2 1/2" strip of DF53 Sapphire to each side of a 2 1/2" strip of D13 Ice. Press. Repeat two more times.
- Cut eighteen 6 1/2" segments from the striped fabric created in step 1.
Quilt Center Assembly
- Using the quilt photograph as a reference, sew the blocks together into seven horizontal rows. The rows all alternate the flower block and the striped block and use five blocks. Four of the rows with start and end with the striped block and three of the rows will start and end with a flower block. Also note the direction of the stripes in each row.
- Sew the rows together to make the quilt center, again using the photograph as a guide.
Add the Borders
- Sew the five strips of 1 1/2" x WOF S19 Kiwi together into a long piece. From this, cut two 30 1/2" x 1 1/2" and two 44 1/2" x 1 1/2" pieces.
- Sew a 30 1/2" x 1 1/2" strip from step one to the top and bottom of the quilt center. Press.
- Sew a 44 1/2" x 1 1/2" strip from step one to the two long sides of the quilt center. Press.
- Sew 44 1/2" x 6" piece of DF53 Sapphire to the two long sides of the quilt center. Press.
- Sew a 43 1/2" x 6" piece of DF53 Sapphire to the top and bottom of the quilt center. Press.
- Sew the two 1 1/2 yd pieces together along the selvedge edge to make the backing.
- Layer the backing, batting and quilt top. Quilt by hand or machine, as desired.
- Sew the binding strips together to form one long strip. Fold the binding in half, lengthwise, with wrong sides together and press. 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.