Dream Catcher QuiltProject #18326
Bursting with beauty, this lovely quilt design was made by pairing Easy-Pieced Blocks with the Hexagon with 2 1/4" sides die.
Products Used662015-Sizzix Bigz Die - Triangles, 1 1/2" H x 2 1/2" W Unfinished 658662-Sizzix Bigz Die - Triangles, Equilateral 2 1/2" H x 2 3/4" W Unfinished 662016-Sizzix Bigz Die - Triangles, Isosceles & Right 2 1/2" H 657633-Sizzix Bigz XL 25" Die - Strips, 2" Wide 659150-Sizzix Bigz Die - Squares, 1" Finished (1 1/2" Unfinished) 657885-Sizzix Bigz Die - Hexagon, 2 1/4" Sides
|1/3 yd||Gray print||Cut (62) Equilateral Triangles|
|1 yd||White print||Cut (42) Isosceles Triangles |
Cut (108) 1 1/2" Squares
Cut (132) mirror-image Right Triangles
Cut (84) 1 1/2" H x 2 1/2" W Triangles
|(18) Fat 1/4||Assorted rainbow colored prints||Cut (32) Hexagons|
Cut (108) 1 1/2" Squares
Cut (66) Isosceles Triangles
Cut (192) Equilateral Triangles
Cut (84) mirror-image Right Triangles
|1 1/3 yd||Backing fabric|
|1/2 yd||Binding fabric||Cut 2" wide Strips on the bias|
(See finishing instructions before cutting fabric)
|44" x 52"||Batting|
- Finished Size: 36" x 44"
- All seam allowances are 1/4" unless noted.
- Fat 1/4 = approximately 18" x 22"
- Start and stop sewing 1/4" from each seam intersection.
- Each block needs six units plus an Equilateral Triangle of the same color combination.
Piecing the Quilt:
- Sew two mirror-image Right Triangles of the same color to each side of a white Isosceles Triangle. Make six units with the same colors. Make 42 units total.
- Sew two white Squares together.
- Sew two colored Squares of the same color together.
- Sew the two white Squares to the two colored Squares to make a four patch. Make 18 units.
- Sew one white 1 1/2" H x 2 1/2" W Triangle to one colored 1 1/2" H x 2 1/2" W Triangle.
- Sew both 1 1/2" H x 2 1/2" W Triangle units together. Make 42 units.
- Sew one white Square to one colored Square.
- Sew Squares together to make a four patch. Make 36 units.
- Sew two mirror-image white Right Triangles to one colored Isosceles Triangle. Make 132 units.
- Sew a colored Equilateral Triangle to each unit.
- Refer to Diagrams 1−3 to construct individual blocks.
- Make five of block A.
- Make two of block B.
- Make three of block C.
- Make seven of block D.
- Make four of block E.
- Make six of block F.
- Make five of block G.
- Make six of block H.
- As shown in Diagram 4, sew gray Equilateral Triangles to blocks.
- As shown in Diagram 5, sew five blocks together. Make seven rows.
- As shown in Diagram 6, sew the rows together.
- Layer the backing, batting and quilt top. Quilt by hand or machine as desired.
- From the binding fabric, cut two 18" squares. Carefully layer them on top of each other.
- Cut the layered squares in half diagonally. This will be the bias edge from which you measure your binding Strips. Cut your 2" wide Strips. You want a narrower binding because it is easier to sew around all the curves.
- Sew binding Strips together to form one long Strip. Fold wrong sides together lengthwise, and press.
- With a 1/4" seam, sew the raw edges of the binding to the edges of the right side of the quilt. Turn the folded edge of the binding to the back side of the quilt, and stitch in place by hand, mitering the corners.