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Project: ECHO Quilt Pattern

By Kristy Daum

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Echo by Kristy Daum

Quilt Measures – approx. 50″ x 50″

Fabric Requirements

Before You Begin:

  • Read through all directions first
  • All seam allowances are a scant 1/4″
  • RST stands for “Right Sides Together”
  • WOF stands for “Width of Fabric”
  • Fabric requirement assumes minimum 40” between selvages
  • Extra fabric will be required if using directional prints or if pre-washing your fabric

Cutting Instructions for Blocks:

Taupe

  • Cut (3) 6″ x WOF strips, sub-cut each into (6) 6″ x 6″ squares for a total of 18 squares.

Green

  • Cut (1) 5 1/2″ x WOF strip, sub-cut into (12) 3″ x 5 1/2″ rectangles for a total of 12 rectangles.
  • Cut (2) 3″ x WOF strips, sub-cut each into (12) 3″ x 3″ squares for a total of 24 squares.

Blue

  • Cut (1) 5 1/2″ x WOF strip, sub-cut into (12) 3″ x 5 1/2″ rectangles for a total of 12 rectangles.
  • Cut (2) 3″ x WOF strips, sub-cut each into (12) 3″ x 3″ squares for a total of 24 squares.

Cream

  • Cut (2) 5 1/2″ x WOF strips, sub-cut each into (12) 3″ x 5 1/2″ rectangles for a total of 24 rectangles.
  • Cut (3) 6″ x WOF strips, sub-cut each into (6) 6″ x 6″ squares for a total of 18 squares.
  • Cut (1) 5 1/2″ x WOF strip, sub-cut into (4) 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ squares for a total of 4 squares.

Cutting Instructions for Borders:

Cream

  • Cut (5) 5 1/2″ x WOF strips. Cut (1) of these strips in half to create two 5 1/2″ x 20″ lengths.

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Piecing the HST (Half Square Triangles):

  1. Take (1) 6″ x 6″ Cream square and (1) 6″ x 6″ Taupe square and place them RST.
  2. With a pencil, mark a diagonal line from one corner to the next.
  3. Sew a scant 1/4″ away from the pencil line on both sides as shown in the diagram.
  4. Cut on the line, separating the two halves; which now creates 2 HST (Half Square Triangles). These are purposely oversized so you can trim to a perfect 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ HST.
  5. Repeat the above steps 17 more times, to create a total of (36) Cream/Taupe HST. If using directional fabric, pay close attention to the direction in which the diagonal line is heading prior to sewing.

Piecing the Flying Geese:

  1. Take (2) 3″ x 3″ Green squares and lightly mark a diagonal line on the wrong side. This is the sewing line.
  2. Following the diagram below, sew (1) 3″ x 3″ Green square to (1) 3″ X 5 1/2″ Cream rectangle RST on the diagonal line drawn in Step 1. Leaving a 1/4″ seam allowance, cut off the excess fabric (as shown marked in red) and press the remaining triangle shape open.
  3. Repeat Step 2 for the other 3″ x 3″ Green square. Press. You have now finished a Flying Geese Block. Trim if needed so your block measures 3″ x 5 1/2″.
  4. Repeat the steps above using the following combinations:
  • Using (2) 3″ x 3″ Green squares and (1) 3″ x 5 1/2″ Cream rectangle. Make a total of (12) Flying Geese Blocks.
  • Using (2) 3″ x 3″ Blue squares and (1) 3″ x 5 1/2″ Cream rectangle. Make a total of (12) Flying Geese Blocks.

Creating the Units:

  1. Take (1) 3″ x 5 1/2″ Green Flying Geese Block and (1) 3″ x 5 1/2″ Green rectangle.
  2. Sew them RST along the long side, as shown, being sure that the Flying Geese are always pointing towards the rectangle. Press.
  3. Repeat the above, until all of the Flying Geese have been matched up with the coordinated rectangle. This makes a total of (12) Green and (12) Blue units.

Piecing the Quilt Top:

  • Following the diagram, layout the HST and Flying Geese Units as shown, ensuring that all of the pieces are pointing in the correct direction.
  • Add in the 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ Cream squares for the star centers as shown, and sew the rows RST. Press.
  • Sew the rows to each other. Press.

Adding the Borders:

  1. Take (1) 5 1/2″ x WOF Cream border strip and sew it RST to the top of the quilt. Press. Repeat for the bottom of the quilt. Press.
  2. Take (1) 5 1/2″ x WOF Cream border and sew it to one of the shorter border lengths you cut at the beginning. Press. Sew it to the left side of the quilt. Press. Repeat for the right side of the quilt. Press.
  3. Square up the quilt top as needed.

 

Finishing the Quilt:

  1. Due to the size of the quilt, you will need to piece the back. Please be sure to leave a minimum of 4” excess on all sides for ease of quilting.
  2. Press your quilt top and backing, so they are wrinkle-free and flat.
  3. Layer your quilt top, batting and backing. Baste.
  4. Quilt as desired. Bind using your favorite method.

 

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