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Picnic Quilt

Item:
17573

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

It's as easy as 1-2-3. Sizzix quilting dies create shapes that can be replicated thousands of times for any unique possibility … even a calculatedly creative quilt!

Sizzix Die(s) Used

  • Sizzix Bigz XL 25" Die - Strips, 2 1/2" Wide
  • Sizzix Big Shot Plus Machine Only (White & Gray)
  • Sizzix Bigz Plus Q Die - Signature Block, 6" Assembled

Instructions

You Will Need:
Fabric 1 – 80cm mustard geometric print
Fabric 2 – 40cm orange floral print
Fabric 3 – 40cm mustard floral print
Fabric 4 – 40cm orange and white print
Fabric 5 – 20cm orange and white check print
Fabric 6 – 20cm jade geometric print
Fabric 7 – 1.5m plain white
Backing – 1.3m square plain or 2.6m cut and pieced to
make 1.3m square
Wadding – 1.3m square
Needle and thread for piecing
Pins

Notes:
Finished size approx: 120cm (47”) square
Block size: 30cm (11 3/4”) finished
All fabrics are 110cm wide unless otherwise stated
Seam allowances are 6mm (1/4”)
RS – right side
WS – wrong side
All fabrics are cotton

Cutting:
Fabric 1 – Cut 5 strips across width of fabric for the binding using strip die and XL plates
– Using 661649 cut 14 lozenges
Fabric 2 – Using 661649 cut 14 lozenges
Fabric 3 – Using 661649 cut 10 lozenges
Fabric 4 – Using 661649 cut 10 lozenges
Fabric 5 – Using 661649 cut 8 lozenges and 128 large triangles
Fabric 6 – Using 661649 cut 8 lozenges

How to Make:

  1. Stitch a white triangle to both diagonal sides, RS together, of all the lozenges to make squares.
  2. Using the photo as a guide, stitch 2 squares of fabrics 1 and 2, RS together, to make a square with a white diamond in the centre.
  3. Repeat 6 times to make 7 blocks.
  4. Repeat step 2, 5 times using fabrics 3 and 4, to make 5 blocks.
  5. Repeat step 2, 4 times using fabrics 5 and 6, to make 4 blocks.
  6. Lay the blocks out in 4 rows of 4 blocks, using the photo as a guide.
  7. Stitch the blocks, RS together, to make 4 rows.
  8. Stitch the 4 rows, RS together, to complete the quilt top.
  9. Layer the backing, RS down, wadding and quilt top, RS up, together, and pin or tack.
  10. Quilt as desired.
  11. Trim the wadding and backing to same size as quilt top.
  12. Stitch the binding strips, RS together, into 1 long strip.
  13. Fold in half along the length, WS together, and press the fold.
  14. Stitch the binding to the quilt, match the raw edges, mitre the corners and overlap the ends.
  15. Press binding away from the quilt top, fold over to the back, and slip stitch fold to the back of the quilt to complete.