Thursday, September 19, 2019

October 2019 - Elizabeth Park

This floral string quilt is named in honor of Elizabeth Park Conservancy, 
over 100 acres in downtown Hartford, a very beautiful place known for its roses.

Choose two fabrics, including at least one floral. 
Cut two strips of each fabric, 2" wide x 40" long.

Use a 12.5" square quilter's ruler as a guide. Choose one fabric for the middle, call it Fabric A.
Cut one strip 19" long from Fabric A (shown above).

Cut two strips 17" long from Fabric B.
Cut two strips 14" long from Fabric A.
Cut two strips 11" long from Fabric B.
Cut two strips 7.5" long from Fabric A.
Cut two strips 5.5" long from Fabric B.

Sew one 17" strip to each side of the center strip. Press. Then, sew a 14" strip to each side.
Continue as shown in the photo above. Press. Trim to 12.5" square.

A variety of high and low contrast blocks will give a sun-dappled look to this beautiful garden quilt.

NOTE: If your 1/4" seam allowances are on the generous side, cut the final two strips 2.5" wide x 5.5" long. That way your block will be big enough for the 12.5" ruler.

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