Sunshine Mini Quilt

Sunshine Mini Quilt

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Lisa Calle

At first glance this mini quilt looks tricky to piece, but when you look closely you'll see it's made using all of the components you already know - half square triangles and easy corner triangles. Use half yards of V and Co. Ombre Fairy Dust or using fat quarters or even scraps from your stash. Leftover Layer Cakes are a perfect starting point for the Half Square Triangles.

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YIELD

This mini quilt finishes at 18" square.

INGREDIENTS

2 half yards of Ombré Fairy Dust by V and Co.*
20” square of fabric for backing
(2) 20” squares of batting for backing*
(2) 2½” x  WOF strips for binding

*An Ombre print has enough variation to create the multiple colors for this mini.

**Double batting makes the mini quilt nice and stiff for hanging on your wall

INSTRUCTIONS

CUTTING

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From Fabric 1, cut:
[A] (2) 10” squares

From Fabric 2, cut:
[A] (2) 10” squares

From Fabric 3, cut:
[B] (4) 4½” squares

From Fabric 4, cut:
[B] (4) 4½” squares

From Fabric 5, cut:
[C] (4) 5½ x” squares

STEP 1. MAKE HALF SQUARE TRIANGLES (HST)

Mark a diagonal pencil line on the wrong side of (1) 10” Fabric 1 square. Place right sides together with (1) 10” Fabric 2 square.  Sew ¼”  away from each side of the marked line. Cut apart on the line and press. Trim to 9½” square.

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Repeat with remaining 10” squares to make a total of (4) 9½” Half Square Triangles.

STEP 2. MAKE EASY CORNER TRIANGLES (ECT)

Mark a diagonal pencil line on each 4½” square. Place one square on the corner of HST unit. Sew on the marked line. Cut ¼” away from the sewn line. Press towards the darker fabric.

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Repeat with each HST unit.

Repeat to add ECTs to the opposite side of each HST unit.

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Repeat with each HST unit.

STEP 3. MAKE CENTER

Repeat to add ECT to create the center of the sun. Press well.

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Repeat with each HST unit.

STEP 4.  ASSEMBLE THE MINI QUILT

Join four HSTs to create the mini quilt as shown.

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Baste, quilt and bind as desired.

Lisa Calle

@vintagemodernquilts

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