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Doll Quiltby Darlene Zimmerman
This charming small quilt was designed by noted designer Darlene Zimmerman, using the EZ Quilting® Companion Angle™ Tool and sweet pastel prints.
19 ¾" X 23 ¾" – 3" block
Hints of Prints – fat quarter
Pink Print – 1/2 yard
Green Print – 1/2 yard
Backing – 2/3 yard
|Hints of Prints||3 – 2" x 21" strips||Strip sets|
2 – 2" x 42" strips
2 – 1 ¼" x 42" strips
3 – 2 ¼" x 42" strips
3 – 2" x 21" for strip sets
1 – 3 ½" x 42" strip
1 – 2 ¾" x 42" strip
2 – 3" x 42" strips
6 – 3 ½" squares
2 – 3 ½" squares cut once diagonally for corners
10 Companion Angle™ triangles*
*If not using the EZ Quilting® Companion Angle™ tool, cut 3 – 5 ¾" squares, cut twice on the diagonal.
- Sew the Hints of Prints strips with right sides together with the pink print strips. Press toward the pink strips. Make 3 strip sets.
- Cut the strip sets into 24 – 2" wide units. Sew the units together in pairs to make 12 four-patches. Twist the center seam to open it, or press the seam open.
- Lay out the blocks, the green print squares and the setting triangles together in rows as shown. Sew the blocks, squares and triangles together in diagonal rows. Press the seams toward the green print squares and triangles.
(Note: the setting triangles are larger than needed)
- Matching and pinning seam intersections, sew the rows together. Press the seams all in one direction. Add the corner triangles last, centering them on the corners. Press.
- Trim the edges even, leaving at least ¼" seam allowance at the corners of the blocks.
- Measure the width of the quilt. Trim two 1" wide pink print borders to this length. Sew to the top and bottom of the quilt. Press toward the borders. Repeat for the sides of the quilt.
- In the same manner, measure, cut and sew the green print outer borders to the quilt. Press.
Finishing the Quilt:
- Layer, baste and quilt as desired. The quilt shown was stitched in the ditch in the four-patches and through the middle of the pink squares (this can be a continuous line of stitching). A small meander was quilted through the border. Before binding, hand-baste a scant ¼" from the edge of the quilt.
- Bind with pink binding strips. Sew them together with a diagonal seam pressed open. Press the binding in half to make a double fold binding. Sew to the quilt with a ¼" seam.
- To join binding ends, leave a 6"-8" tail when starting. Stitch the binding on to within 6"-8" of beginning. On a flat surface, bring the binding ends together in the middle of that space. Crease where they meet, but leave a ¼" space.
- Cut one of the binding ends off at the fold. Take that binding piece you have cut off, open the double binding, and use it to measure a binding's width from the crease on the last binding end. Cut a binding's width away from the crease.
- Join the two ends with a diagonal seam pressed open. Finish stitching the binding in place on the quilt.
- Trim any excess batting and backing, turn the binding to the back side and stitch down by hand with matching thread. Sign and date!