2 strips, 49 3/8” for Border 1
2 strips, 55 3/8” – set strips aside for Border 3
2 strips, 57 5/8” – set strips aside for Border 3
Step 36 should read: Using triangles from Step 31, and units from Step 35, make 4 of these.
Step 38 should read: “Steps 34, 36, and 37”
Update, 3/3/17: Please follow Construction steps 16 and 17 carefully. You must cut borders 1 and 3 to the specific prescribed lengths listed in Step 16. (Same for Border 2 in steps 24 and 26.) If you do not, Border 4 will not fit.
The center medallion has bias edges and its measurements cannot be trusted for adding borders. They will, however, ease nicely into the Border 1 dimensions, though, if you follow the instructions in Step 17.
Update, 2/20/17: If making a 90″ x 90″ top, you will need 8 1/4 yds 42″ backing.
I am currently working on a sample of the 90″ x 90″ size, and have realized that the pattern needs additional diagrams for this. I will probably be adding those to the final version. In the meantime, if you’re attempting that size, please let me know if you have any trouble and I will walk you through it.
IMPORTANT!!! Cutting instructions, Step 3. Strips need to be 1 7/8” wide.
Cutting instructions – Page 3, Step 4, should say: Cut 4 strips….from Fabric B
Page 3, Inventory of Cuts, should say: 154 rectangles, 5″ x 1.5″
Update, 2/14/17: The test pattern has been sent! Please email me if you signed up but did not receive the pattern.
Update, 2/2/17: I’m testing my own instructions first! And I have a couple of materials corrections. 5/8 yd for Borders 1 and 3. 5/8 yard for straight-of-grain binding at 2 1/4.” I’d use a little more for bias binding, unless you don’t mind working with short strips.
Update, 1/20/17: The pattern draft is not completed. I expect to finish and send it out sometime in mid-February.
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This is a quilt I designed and made for my Mother for Christmas 2016. I’ve been asked several times what the pattern was, and the truth is, I wasn’t working with one.
So I am currently writing the pattern, which I have never done before! I expect to have a full draft ready by mid-February 2017.
I am looking for quilters who would be willing to test the pattern in return for a free .pdf version of the finalized draft. You critique the instructions, check the math and make at least a quilt top, per the pattern instructions as written, within four weeks of receiving the draft.
You would provide at least one well-lit photo of your project, pattern notes to include suggestions and corrections, and keep your sample. I provide an original draft pattern via email and the final version. No paper copies will be mailed. No $ will be exchanged. If you are interested, please subscribe to my Pattern Tester mailing list at the bottom of the page. Even if you’re unable to test this pattern, I will keep you on a list for any future patterns I write.
For now, here is a draft image of the quilt I’m expecting to pattern, followed by a preliminary materials list. Size is approx. 77″ x 77.”
Thanks for your help!