Screen shot 2015-02-17 at 1.59.43 PMAn Arctic blast might be hitting many parts  of the country. However, spring is fast approaching! While the dark day of winter cold continue, pass the time by making a spring inspired quilt with Jennifer Paganelli’s newest Jenny Eliza fabric. This project requires a medium amount of time and a few years of quilting experience, making it the perfect way to spend the last few days of winter! For all the supplies and fabrics, click here. 

Supplies and Tools: 

    • Main fabric – 1/2 yard cut
    • (16) 5” squares
    • (24) 2 ¼ “squares
    • Pink fabric ¼ yard/ cut
    • (4)” 5” squares
    • (12) 2 ¼ “squares
    • (11) 2 ½” x 5” for pieced binding
    • Orange fabric ¼ yard /cut
    • (5) 5” squares
    • (12) 2 ¼ “squares
    • (11) 2 ½” x 5” for pieced binding
    • Print A 1/4 yard/ cut
    • (24) 2 ¼ “squares
    • (11) 2 ½” x 5” for pieced bindingScreen shot 2015-02-17 at 2.06.30 PM
    • Print B ¼ yard /cut
    • (24) 2 ¼ “squares
    • (11) 2 ½” x 5” for pieced binding
    • 2 ½ yards white cotton/ cut
    • (2) 44”x44”
    • Walking foot (optional)
    • Batting 44×44

Directions:
1. Make 12 four patches using fabric a b d e and 12 four patches using fabric a c d e.
2. Sandwich the batting between the 2 pieces of white backing and baste together.( good place to show how to use spray adhesive for quilting).
3. Mark the center of the white backing using a water soluble marker. From this point draw a grid using 6” intervals.
4. Center a 5” square over the center mark on the quilt backing and topstitch the square in place ¼” inside the edge of the square.
5. This will not only attach your blocks it will quilt as you go through all layers. You may add quilting around each block for added interest now or go back and add stitches for your desired look once all block are placed.
6. Continue from the center and work out to each side. Stitch the blocks to the quilt back alternating squares and 4 patches as shown on the quilt layout. Leave a 1 ½” space between each block.
7. Trim the quilt to 42” square.
Binding
1. Stitch the 2 ½ x 5” strips together at the 2 ½ “ends alternating the prints to create one long strip for the binding.
2. Press the binding in half lengthwise, with the wrong sides together.
3. Stitch binding to quilt.