In this series of posts for the ‘Special Mini Project’, I showed you yesterday how to resize Blocks 9, 6, 3, and 12 to make a smaller scale Spectrum QAL project. Now that you have all the cutting instructions to recreate the Spectrum QAL 2020 blocks in a smaller size of 6½”, I want to show you what I did with my 7 favorite blocks out of the 12, using fabrics from The Little Girl in the Blue Armchair collection by Anthology Fabrics.
I personally picked Blocks 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12 for my special project, and I made a decorative cushion to complement the bed runner. The finished size of the project is 38″ x 25½”.
To finish the project, I needed extra fabric, so I used Lilypad Multi (2177Q) – you’ll need about ⅓ yard. This fabric gives a whole new dimension to the cushion. I just love the look of the fabric collection Little Girl in a Blue Armchair fabrics from Anthology.
Here are the cutting instructions:
- Cut (2) 9⅜” squares; sub-cut each square on the diagonal into 2 triangles, making a total of 4 triangles – Unit (A).
2. Cut one 9¾” square, sub-cut on both diagonals into 4 triangles – Unit (B). Note: You will only be using 2 units.
- Stitch one Unit B triangle to Block 11.
- Stitch one Unit B triangle to Block 10.
- Stitch Block 8 to the unit from Step 1A.
- Stitch Block 6 to the unit from Step 1B.
- Stitch Block 12 and Block 7 on opposite ends of Block 9.
- Stitch all three rows from Step 2 together.
- Stitch 2 Unit A triangles to opposite corners.
- Stitch 2 Unit A triangles to the last opposite corners.
The cushion top is now assembled and ready to be quilted. Be sure to join me tomorrow as I share with you how I quilted the project. I can’t wait to tell you about it!
This is part 4 of 5 in this series
Go back to part 3: Using leftover Spectrum QAL fabric to make a sensational cushion! Part 3