How to Make a Quilt Out of Lemonade

Jun 26, 2017 8:00:00 AM / by Heidi Pridemore

How to make a quilt cool enough for summer?  Well, Summer is here!!!!! Time to think about sunny days and beach vacations, cool drinks and summer nights. So to celebrate our next few months of warm weather with “Making Lemonade”. 

Ohio Star Quilt

Making Lemonade

39” x 39”

Designed and made by Heidi Pridemore

Quilted by Monica Croom

 

This month’s project was made using the GO! Ohio Star-12” finished die and a layer cake (10” squares) of “Lemony Squeezy” from Benartex Fabric. 

 

how to make a quilt

 

If you are anything like me you have a few pre-cuts lying around your studio. I am always attracted to the rainbow of colors and the nice price point on pre-cut packs when I visit any quilt shop. For this project I decided to use a Layer Cake that was a group (36) of 10” squares. The project can easily be made with cut yardages as well. Layer cakes, charm packs and other pre-cuts work wonderfully with the Accuquilt GO! Die cutter, as you will see with this project.
The pattern for this month’s project is free from The Whimsical Workshop at AccuQuilt. You can download the free pattern at www.TheWhimsicalWorkshop.com along with our past free patterns. We have also included traditional cutting instructions for this project in the pattern too.

 

how to make a quilt

 

First step is to lay out the 10” squares and divide it up into four groups as shown in our pattern. You can follow our color palette or come up with you own combination. Once you have the fabrics divided up, refer to the pattern to cut the assorted triangles and squares as listed. 

 

how to make a quilt

 

First step is to lay out the 10” squares and divide it up into four groups as shown in our pattern. You can follow our color palette or come up with you own combination. Once you have the fabrics divided up, refer to the pattern to cut the assorted triangles and squares as listed. 

 

how to make a quilt

 

First step is to sew together four different triangles to make one quarter square triangle. You will need four quarter square triangles, four corner squares and one center square for each block. For our layout we used 9 blocks. Once the blocks were made, I sewed them together in three rows of three blocks to make the quilt top.

 

how to make a quilt

 

Next up is the scrappy pieced border. Lay out the eighteen 2 ½” x 10” assorted strips as desired for color placement. Sew the strips together to create one strip set. Cut the strips set into four 2” x 36 ½” strips for the borders. Two of these will become the side borders. Sew one 2” square on each end of the remaining two borders to create the top and bottom borders. Sew the borders to the quilt top to finish.

 

Ohio Star quilt

 

We asked one of our quilters to quilt the top with lemons and she did an amazing job! Hope you have as much fun with this easy project to use up some of your pre-cut packs.  As always please send along your projects to us at info@thewhimsicalworkshop.com and we can add you to our bragging rights page on our website.
Make sure to visit my blog each month where I will share with you some tips and tricks on cutting and assembling of the project of the month along with posting the free pattern on our website The Whimsical Workshop You can also see our pattern and post at www.accuquilt.com
Until next time…..
Heidi 

 

Topics: GO! Project Tutorials, Education

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