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Hann’s House is a sweet little Scandinavian fabric bundle from Lewis and Irene. I love their sweet little fabrics. This is a very happy fabric collection and can be purchased in my shop here. It is sweet, lots of bright pretty colors!
I did not use the whole bundle, there were a few fat quarters that were red and taupe feeling and I wanted to stick with the pink and blue happy feeling. I used 9 out of the 15 fat quarters. Being on point most of the fabric was directional but I had such little amount of fabric to work with I only cut the main house fabric on point. All my blocks were cut 6″ ( 51/2″ finished) . I cut 52 6 inch squares from my fat quarters.
To cut the house fabric on point, I trimmed a straight edge like normal and then aligned the 45 degree line of my ruler to the just cut fabric edge, cut that diagonal line, then turn that fabric and cut a 6″ strip and then your squares, You will only end up with a few squares this way compared to just cutting squares as you normally would. That is why I only did the house fabric on point.
So once I cut my squares I really did not have enough fabric but I did have some scraps left. I made some scrappy 9 patches and also included just plain white squares that I thought I would quilt with a floral element taken from the fabric itself.
So I cut 7 white squares that were 6 inches and I made 24 of the 9 patches.
For the 9 patches its a screwy measurement because I had to cut 6″ strips from my fat quarters which only gave me 5 1/2″ finished. I made my 9 patches predominantly white.
From White, Cut 8 strips 2 3/8 by WOF (width of fabric), Of my print scraps I cut multiple strips that were 2 3/8,
For sewing , you need 2 rows that are white – print – white for your top and bottom and your middle row is a print -white – print.
Now I did sew this purposely scrappy but still strip sewed first, then sub cut the strips into 2 3/8″ long rows, mixed up the rows and then sewed the 3 rows together to make a block
I did square up my 9 patch block, this might be confusing and I apologize. It’s that weird 51/2 inch finished block messing with us. Once I sewed the block it needed to be a 6 inch block including seams. So I used a square ruler and hopefully the picture shows this, I centered the middle block in the middle of the ruler. You can see that theres an even, tiny itty bitty edge of the print fabric showing on each side of the white center block. I used that constantly as my guide, cleaning up 2 sides, rotate the block and centered the white center block the same and cleaned up the other 2 edges.
So this way this 9 patch block had same dimensions as the solid blocks.
You must have a place to lay this quilt out. I got myself confused multiple times with the on point thing. I laid out my quilt, rearranged my blocks.
I worked off the floor row by row.
The pink petunia sashing I cut from the Moda petunia circulus fabric, I cut 16 strips that were 1 1/2″ wide by WOF and then sub cut them into 6″ strips. I sewed pink strip on the side of each block (you can see that in the picture above along side the 9 patch).
Sew your blocks and single pink sashing together to make a row starting and ending with a pink sash. These rows don’t include your little blue square. Follow the layout to see how many blocks/ pink sashing per row.
Save any single pink sashing that are left over.
To make your sashing rows that include your blue square:
from blue Swiss dot cut 4 strips 1 1/2″ x WOF
from Pink cut 3 strips 6″ xWOF,
Sew a blue to pink x 3 strips, Then sub cut these into 1 1/2″ strips, you will need some plain blue 1 1/2″ squares
Looking at the diagram below sew your sashing rows that include the blue, just keep adding the blue/pink as needed for each row, add a plain blue either at the end or beginning depending how you sewed that row.
I just made my rows and kept laying them out on the floor so as not to get too confused.
I did my set in triangles a little different than the layout I designed in eq8 above. In the above layout EQ cuts off the tiny blue square along the edge, I kept mine, so my set in triangle was a 61/2″ finished, So out of the white I cut 10 1/2″ squares and then cut them corner to corner giving me 4 triangles, you will need a total of 24 set in triangles, fill this in on your rows on your design wall ( or floor in my case)
For the corner squares I used the left over from above and once I’m done quilting it I will trim and square it up.
Once everything is cut out and laid out start sewing row by row
I worked from a corner to the middle and opposite corner working to the middle. Also because the set in triangle is larger then the main row you must attach a main row to a sashing row then add the triangles
Looking at the row with 3 blocks, the triangles were added then a sashing row was added then the next block row then the triangles were added., So another words you can’t add the triangles to the block row first. Keep in mind the triangles need to be attached to a blue square and a pink strip not just a pink strip.
The pictures above are just some photos of sewing those set in triangles. I can’t stress this enough that I had to keep my rows on the floor to keep it straight in my head my sewing order. I did have to take out mistakes and re sew seams .It’s been a long time since I’ve done an on point!
I hope you enjoy this. I do love it and think was worth the extra time. It is happy and bright, sweet for a child. It’s striking with a scrappy feel.Stay tune for quilting, although I just had wrist surgery so I can’t see that happening too soon!
Have a great sewing day and thanks for stopping! Colleen