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Summer in the Country: Porch Swing Blanket Setting

Summer in the Country: Porch Swing Blanket Setting

Written by: 
Susan Vaughan

Inspired by relaxing with friends on a lazy summer afternoon, porch swings, iced tea and laughter, Summer in the Country is here. Using Back Porch by Me & My Sister Designs, this collection is now available at your favorite independent quilt retailer.

Porch Swing Blanket is our bonus setting!

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YIELD

66 ½” x 85 ¾” quilt

INGREDIENTS

  • (18) 12 ½” unfinished blocks
  • 3 yards Background Fabric
  • ¼ yard Post Fabric
  • ¾ yard Binding
  • 6¼ yards Backing

CUTTING

From Background (White):
(3) 12½” by width of fabric strips. Cut into (48) 2¼” x 12½” rectangles for sashing.
(2) 20¾” by width of fabric strips. Cut into (3) 20¾” squares and cut each square on the diagonal twice to yield (10) setting triangles.
(1) 12 ¼” by width of fabric strips. Cut into (2) 12¼” squares and cut each square on the diagonal to yield (4) corner triangles.

From Post Fabric (Red):
(2) 2¼” by width of fabric strips. Cut into (31) 2¼” squares.

From Border Fabric (Floral):
(8) 4½” by width of fabric strips. Sew strips together end to end to yield (4) 4½” x 82” borders.

From Binding (Red Plaid):
(8) 2½” by width of fabric strips.

ASSEMBLY

Arrange blocks, sashing, posts and setting triangles in rows as shown. Sew rows together, keeping in mind that you will assemble the blocks first with the vertical sashing, then attach the horizontal sashing/posts, and lastly add any setting/corner triangles.

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Setting/corner triangles are oversized to allow for trimming.

Pay careful attention to Row 4 Assembly which is an exception. It has a TOP and BOTTOM sashing and you will need to sew the right setting triangle on prior to adding the TOP horizontal sashing/posts.

Sew Rows 1-6 together to form quilt top. Trim quilt ¼” past the point on outer red post squares as shown.

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Measure center of quilt. It should be approximately 77 ¾” long, however each person will have a slightly different measurement depending on how they trimmed their quilt. Cut left and right borders to size attach.

Repeat with top and bottom borders. Quilt top should measure approximately 66 ½” wide.

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Quilt as desired.
Quilt measures approximately 66 ½” x 85 ¾” long.
Bind with (8) 2 ½” strips.

Susan Vaughan

@thefeltedpear

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