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Darts Quilt

Item:
16659

Victoria Findlay Wolfe Quilts

Victoria Findlay Wolfe traces her love for quilting to her grandmother, Edla Wolfe, a "crazy quilter" whose patterns were ahead of their time. Victoria's series of Double Wedding Ring quilts are based on happy childhood memories with her grandparents. Victoria is also a teacher, lecturer, fabric and thread designer, blogger and author of the popular quilting books, 15 Minutes of Play and Double Wedding Rings - Traditions Made Modern.

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Print Idea

Overview

Whether you use the piecing Dart shape or the full Dart, the results are always stunning and full of fabric-playing illusions.

Sizzix Die(s) Used

  • Sizzix Bigz XL 25" Die - Strips, 2 1/2" Wide
  • Sizzix Bigz L Die - Darts

Instructions

Fabric Requirements:

YardageFabricCutting Instructions
1/2 yd Fuchsia punch solid Cut (8) parallelograms
Cut (30) Darts
1/2 yd Magenta solid Cut (8) parallelograms
Cut (30) Darts
1/2 yd Secret solid Cut (30) Darts
1/2 yd Taffy solid Cut (30) Darts
1/2 yd Aqua solid Cut (30) Darts
1/2 yd Cerulean solid Cut (30) Darts
1/2 yd Orchid solid Cut (30) Darts
1/2 yd Sherbet solid Cut (30) Darts
1/2 yd Orange solid Cut (30) Darts
1/2 yd Buttercup solid Cut (30) Darts
1 1/2 yd Backing fabric
1/2 yd Binding fabric Cut (4) 2 1/2" wide Strips x WOF
44" x 49" Batting

Notes:

  • Finished Size: 38" x 43"
  • All seam allowances are 1/4" unless noted.
  • WOF = width of fabric

Piecing Instructions:

  1. Arrange pieces as desired, using the photo as a guide.
  2. Sew Darts together in pairs. Dart pieces are all the same, but are sewn in columns of either left-leaning blocks or right-leaning blocks (see Diagram A). Place darts right sides together and sew from point to point.
  3. Sew left-leaning columns and right-leaning columns (see Diagram B).
  4. Sew columns together, pinning at each intersection to match points. Press seams open to reduce bulk.

Finishing:

  1. Layer the backing, batting and quilt top. Quilt by hand or machine, as desired.
  2. Sew binding strips together to form one long strip. Fold wrong sides together lengthwise and press.
  3. 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.