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How To’s Day: Framed Quilt by Whirligig Designs

November 17th, 2015 by Camelot Fabrics

Hi everyone,

 

 

 

Happy Tuesday! I hope you all are having a fantastic day. We haven’t updated you all on any national food days in a while… so Happy National Baklava Day! ;)

 

Time for this week’s How To’s Day! Today we are featuring our Framed Quilt, designed by Chris Hoover of Whirligig Designs. Framed is a fun and modern quilt design, consisting of connected “frames” in vertical lines. This quilt does not have a border, so it has a cool look of the frame repetitions continuing off the quilt. You can have a lot of creative fun with this one. We chose to feature our sunset-inspired Fresh Solid colors, with a line of Wildberry, Geranium, Grapefruit, and Chamomile. To add a pop, we chose our Tide and Amethyst colors for the background. We love how our Solids Framed quilt looks like modern art!

 

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Want to make your own Framed Quilt? Click MORE to see the full tutorial.

FRAMED QUILT
Quilt Designed By: Chris Hoover of Whirligig Designs
Collection Featured: Fresh Solids by Camelot Design Studio

 

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OTHER TOOLS & SUPPLIES
– Rotary cutter & mat
– Sewing machine & coordinating thread
– Iron & pressing surface
– Pencil
– 3 yards extra-wide quilt batting (at least 86” wide)

NOTES:
• Please wash, dry & iron your fabric before beginning, and trim selvages.
• For best results, read all directions before beginning.
• Use an accurate ¼” seam allowance for all sewing.
• WOF = width of fabric.

 

CUTTING
Focus Prints – Fabrics A & C:
From each of these 2 fabrics, cut the following as shown in the diagram at right:
• 16 – 2 ½” x 4 ½” rectangles (a), 8 – 2 ½” x 3 ½” rectangles (b), 8 – 2 ½” x 14 ½” rectangles (c), and 4 – 8 ½” x 12 ½” rectangles (d) for full blocks.
• 4 – 2 ½” x 20” rectangles (e). Set aside for backing.

Focus Prints – Fabrics B & D:
From each of these 2 fabrics, cut the following as shown in the diagram at right:
• 12 – 2 ½” x 4 ½” rectangles (a), 6 – 2 ½” x 3 ½” rectangles (b), 6 – 2 ½” x 14 ½” rectangles (c, and (3) 8 ½” x 12 ½” rectangles (d) for full blocks.
• 3 – 2 ½” x 20” rectangles (e). Set aside for backing.

 

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Additionally, cut the following from B & D as shown in the diagram at left:
• 2 – 6 ½” x 8 ½” rectangles (F), 4 – 2 ½” x 7 ½” rectangles (g), 4 – 2 ½” x 4 ½” rectangles (h), and 2 – 2 ½” x 3 ½” rectangles (i) for half blocks.
• 2 – 2 ½” x 20” rectangles (j). Set aside for backing.

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Fabric E:
Cut 2 – 4 ½” strips WOF. From strips, cut:
• 28 – 2” x 4 ½” rectangles for sashing blocks.
Cut 4 – 2 ½” strips WOF. From strips, cut:
• 72 – 2” x 2 ½” rectangles for blocks and sashing blocks.

Fabric F (Binding):
Cut 9 – 2 ¼” strips WOF for binding.

Fabric H:
Cut 4 – 5 ½” strips WOF. From strips, cut:
• 28 – 5 ½” x 4 ½” rectangles and 8 – 5 ½” x 2 ½” rectangles for sashing blocks.
Cut 8 – 4 ½” strips WOF for sashing strips.
Cut 5 – 2 ½” strips WOF for sashing strips.

Fabric I:
Cut 24 – 1 ½” strips WOF. From strips, cut:
• 12 – 1 ½” x 18 ½” rectangles, 16 – 1 ½” x 16 ½” rectangles, 12 – 1 ½” x 12 ½” rectangles,
16 – 1 ½” x 10 ½” rectangles, 8 – 1 ½” x 9 ½” rectangles and 8 – 1 ½” x 6 ½” rectangles.

Fabric J:
Cut 26 – 1 ½” strips WOF. From strips, cut:
• 16 – 1 ½” x 18 ½” rectangles, 16 – 1 ½” x 16 ½” rectangles, 16 – 1 ½” x 12 ½” rectangles and
16 – 1 ½” x 10 ½” rectangles.

Fabric G:
Cut 2 – 3 ½” strips WOF. From strips, cut:
• 14 – 3 ½” x 4 ½” rectangles and 4 – 2 ½” x 3 ½” rectangles for sashing blocks.

Backing:
Cut (2) 42” x 102” rectangles.
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PIECING

Full Blocks
Each full block is made using one focus fabric, an accent fabric (either Fabric I or Fabric J) and 2” x 2 ½” Fabric E rectangles. Follow the instructions below to make 14 blocks in the combinations shown in the chart.framed7

Sew a 1 ½” x 12 ½” accent rectangle to the sides of a 8 ½” x 12 ½” focus rectangle. Sew a 1 ½” x 10 ½” accent rectangle to the top and bottom of the focus rectangle to make Unit 1.

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Sew a 2 ½” x 14 ½” focus rectangle to each side of Unit 1.

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Sew 2 – 2 ½” x 4 ½” and 1 – 2 ½” x 3 ½” focus rectangles together with 2 – 2” x 2 ½” Fabric E rectangles as shown. Make 2 of these units and sew them to the top & bottom of Unit 1.

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Half Blocks
Each full block is made using one focus fabric, accent Fabric J and 2” x 2 ½” Fabric E rectangles. Follow the instructions below to make 4 blocks in the combinations shown in the chart.

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Sew a 1 ½” x 6 ½” accent rectangle to the sides of a 6 ½” x 8½” focus rectangle. Sew a 1 ½” x 10 ½” accent rectangle to the bottom of the focus rectangle to make Unit 2.

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Sew a 2 ½” x 7 ½” focus rectangle to each side of Unit 2.

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Sew 2 – 2 ½” x 4 ½” and 1 – 2 ½” x 3 ½” focus rectangles together with 2 – 2” x 2 ½” Fabric I rectangles as shown and sew them to the bottom of Unit 2.

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Sew a 1 ½” x 9 ½” accent rectangle to the sides of Unit 2. Sew a 1 ½” x 16 ½” accent rectangle to the bottom of Unit 2. Unfinished Half Block size is 16 ½” x 10 ½”.

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Sashing Blocks & Strips
Sew 2 – 5 ½” x 4 ½” Fabric H rectangles, 2 – 2” x 4 ½” Fabric E rectangles and a 3 ½” x 4 ½” Fabric G rectangle together as shown to make Unit 3. These units will be inserted between blocks (see cover page). Make 14.

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Sew 2 – 5 ½” x 2 ½” Fabric H rectangles, 2 – 2” x 2 ½” Fabric E rectangles and a 3 ½” x 2 ½” Fabric G rectangle together as shown to make Unit 4. These units will be inserted between Full Blocks and the top & bottom edges of the quilt (see cover page). Make 4.

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ASSEMBLY
• Arrange full blocks, half blocks and Units 3 and 4 in columns as shown on the front page of the tutorial. Sew the columns of blocks and units together.
• Sew the short ends of 4 ½” Fabric E strips together. Cut 3 sashing strips to 4 ½” x 96 ½”. Sew a sashing strip between the columns of blocks.
• Sew the short ends of 2 ½” Fabric E strips together. Cut 2 sashing strips to 2 ½” x 96 ½”. Sew a sashing strip to each outer side.

 

PIECING THE BACK
• Cut Backing fabric into two equal lengths (approximately 102”).
• Sew 3” x 20” focus rectangles (set aside for backing) together as shown, in whichever order you please. Subcut strip set into 3 – 6 ½” segments and sew together end to end. Trim length to match backing fabric length.

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• Sew pieced section between two Backing pieces for a fun back!
• Layer quilt top with batting and backing. Baste and quilt as desired, and bind with 2 ¼” Fabric F strips.

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Hope you’ve had fun with us today! If you decide to try our Framed Quilt, we’d love to see. You can send your project photos to us at info@camelotfabrics.com or tag us on Instagram. Have a fantastic day!

 

 

 

Happy Sewing!

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