Harlequin Traveler Quilt
Creativity has no boundaries. This Harlequin Traveler Quilt is more than proof of the unlimited expression that Sizzix Big Shot and fabi shape-cutting equipment offers. With perfectly cut shapes every time, you can focus on what you do best — quilting!
|1/2 yd each||6 Dark prints||Cut (8) Isosceles Triangles from each fabric|
|1/2 yd each||6 Light prints||Cut (8) mirror image pairs of Right Triangles from each fabric|
|1/2 yd||Blue ticking print||Cut (5) 2" wide Strips x WOF|
|2 yd||Gray print||Cut (5) 6 1/2" wide Strips x LOF|
|2/3 yd||Binding fabric||Cut (6) 2 1/2" wide Strips x WOF|
|58" x 70"||Low loft batting|
|3 1/2 yd||Backing fabric|
- Finished Size: 51" x 63"
- All seam allowances are 1/4" unless noted.
- LOF = length of fabric
- WOF = width of fabric
Piecing the Quilt:
- Sew two light-colored Right Triangles to one dark-colored Isosceles Triangle to form a "Triangle in a Square" block. Repeat until all "Triangle in a Square" blocks are made.
- Refer to quilt image for placement of blocks. Begin the first row by alternating "Triangle in a Square" blocks, with every other triangle point facing upwards and downwards. For the next row match up the "Triangle in a Square" blocks to form diamond shapes.
- Follow this method of placement for each row.
- Sew blocks together, 6 across by 8 down.
- Measure from the left side to the right side of the quilt top. Use this measurement to cut the top and bottom borders. Sew top and bottom borders onto quilt top.
- Measure from the top to the bottom of quilt top. Use this measurement to cut side borders. Sew side borders in place.
- Use steps 5 and 6 to add outer border. Cut the length of fabric to avoid piecing the border strips.
- 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.
Fabric compliments of Tim Holtz for Coats & Clark.