This blanket is based on the Ohio Star block. But it is assembled in such a way that the block drawing is not visible. This gives the impression of refractive, volatile water. And, of course, it's up to you to decide what your blanket will be!
You will need:
- 5 different fabrics - 85x110 cm (40x110 cm - for squares 8 * 8 cm; 45x110 cm - for squares 9 * 9 cm);
- 1 fabric (central with fish, or other) - 35x110 cm (72 squares 7 * 7 cm);
- Fabric for the back of the blanket - 150x168 cm;
- Filler - 148x166 cm.
Finished block size (without allowance) - 18 * 18 cm
The number of blocks for a blanket - 72 pcs.
All seam allowances are 5 mm.
1. Create a Half Square Triangle (HST) block
a) Cut 288 squares measuring 8 * 8 cm.
b) Fold 2 squares right side inward.
c) Using a marker, draw a diagonal line in the center of the upper square, and then sew along it on both sides with an allowance of 5 mm.
d) We cut the stitched parts with a roller knife along a diagonal line.
e) Iron the seams onto the dark fabric.
f) Align the parts up to 7x7 cm.
2. Create the Ohio Star block
a) We cut 288 squares measuring 9 * 9 cm.
b) Repeat points 1.b-e.
c) Align the parts up to 8x8 cm.
d) Using a marker, draw a diagonal line in the center of the upper part.
e) We fold the finished 2 blocks "triangle in half a square" with the front side inward so that the seams are located in opposite directions from each other.
f) Sew the details along a diagonal line on both sides with a 5 mm allowance.
g) The stitched parts are cut with a roller knife in the center.
h) Align the parts up to 7x7 cm.
Now that everything is ready, we sew all the parts of the block together.
3. Assembling the patchwork top
a) We connect the blocks together and form rows.
b) We connect the rows together. To do this, put two rows on top of each other with the front side inward and pin them off. Note that the blocks are easier to join when the seams are flattened in opposite directions.
4. Assembling the sandwich
Do not forget that the fabric for the reverse side of the patchwork is taken with a margin of 1.5-2 cm per side, and the filler is 1-1.5 cm from the original size of the patchwork top.
a) Spread the fabric for the reverse side face down on the floor.
b) Glue it to the floor with masking tape, pulling the fabric slightly.
c) Spread the filler on top, spread it out, but do not stretch it.
d) Spread out the patchwork top, spreading it out from the center to the edges. Make sure the patchwork top is straight.
f) Using safety pins, we fasten all three layers together, if necessary, straighten the patchwork top from the center to the edges.
f) Remove the masking tape. The sandwich is ready to sew.
The stitch is needed in order to fasten the layers of the sandwich together, thereby giving the future patchwork product durability in operation. But besides this, the stitch also carries aesthetic beauty. Even the simplest patchwork quilt turns into a masterpiece of your own creation.
Choose a stitch method that is convenient for you and quilt the future blanket (hand stitch, seam in a seam, free-motion stitch).
I quilted this blanket with a free-motion stitch.
a) Cut out a 4 cm wide strip of sufficient length. Do not forget that some of the edging strip will go to join the strips together and to form corners.
b) Leave the tail of the piping about 15-20 cm unsewn. Sew the finished strip to the front of the blanket at a distance of 0.8 cm from the edge of the product.
c) We stop 0.8 cm from the edge of the product, depending on the width of your edging, raise the foot, unfold the blanket at an angle of 45 and, having sewn it to the edge, cut the thread. A short, diagonal line will guide the corner.
After the edging is laid, we begin to sew it from the very edge.
d) Match the ends of the edging. To do this, first align the left end of the edging, put its right end on top of it.Do not overtighten the stripes, but also do not relax them, the edging should fit your quilt! In order not to cut off the excess, we first mark the place of joining of the two ends of the edging (along the fold at an angle of 45 degrees, you can draw a stack taken from a box with plasticine or a nail), and, leaving a small margin of edging, cut off the excess.
Please note that the top edge of the fold must match the top corner of the bottom edge band!
f) Cut off any excess filler and fabric after the piping is sewn on!
f) Fold the piping to the wrong side of the blanket and sew it by hand with a blind seam.
g) Don't forget to hide the thread ends inside the sandwich! To do this, first we tie a couple of knots so that nothing blooms, then we trim the ends of the threads, thread them into the needle, draw them inside the sandwich and bring the needle out. Attention! Make sure that the threads are not visible on the back of the blanket! After that, we slightly stretch the threads and cut them.
The blanket is ready!