Yesterday we finished a gorgeous wall hanging using drunkard’s path blocks. Today you’re in for a real treat. This quilt will take you on an exciting experience of learning how to make a fractured quilt from a completely pieced quilt! This method can be done with any quilt to give it a unique look and make the eye travel while admiring your quilt.
This quilt measures 36″ x 39″ and consists of a pieced top that has had a very dark sashing added and then adjusted the strips to give it a fractured look. Let’s get started!
I used the beautiful Naturescapes collection from Northcott Fabrics.
⅝ yd 21390-42 blue
¼ yd 21414-74 pebbles
¼ yd 21394-93 flat rocks
¼ yd 21400-93 field of grass – blurred
¼ yd 21382-76 dried brown grass
¼ yd 21407-74 jungle grass
¼ yd 21401-35 detailed green grass
1 yd 2138799 black (sashing and binding)
1½ yds backing
1½ yds batting
Cut seven 16½” x 4½” strips of blue fabric.
Cut the following into 4⅞” squares:
8 jungle grass
8 blurred grass
8 detailed grass
8 dry grass
4 flat rock
Put the following squares of fabric into pairs, right sides together:
4 blue with 4 jungle grass
4 jungle grass with 4 blurred grass
4 blurred grass with 4 detailed grass
4 detailed grass with 4 pebbles
4 pebbles with 4 dry grass
4 dry grass with 4 flat rock
On one wrong side of each block sandwich draw a diagonal line from one corner to the other. Do this for all the pairs.
Sew a scant ¼” seam on either side of the drawn line. Repeat for all sandwiched blocks.
Cut carefully on the drawn line. Repeat for all blocks. Press open.
Following the diagram, place on your design wall or lay out on your floor. The black lines are to outline so you can see the blocks and strips.
Sew the squares to create vertical rows. To clarify, each vertical row starts with a long blue strip (sky-like), sewing these to the square below and adding every square below that. Stop when all squares are sewn in their corresponding vertical row. Once the all the squares are sewn in vertical rows, stop. Don’t sew the vertical rows together.
This is part 4 of 5 in this series.
Go back to part 3: Drunkard’s path makes a puzzle out of the Pebble Play quilted wall hanging