Come quilt with me and make yourself a POSH PENELOPE. This innovative, contemporary quilt is bright, eye-catching and certainly appealing to all.
It looks very difficult to make, but actually, using Sew Kind of Wonderful Quick Curve Ruler (6 x 10 inch) and the Sew Square 6 Ruler, you will be very happy with the resulting 12 x 12 inch (unfinished) blocks. This quilt is a great way to use up your bright fabric scraps for the flower petals and your solid (or reads solid) fat quarters for the background of the blocks. The quilt is 6 blocks wide by 7 blocks long for a total of 42 blocks. However, the 9 block wall hanging is very quick and looks amazing as an option.
Approximate Size: 69 x 80 inches
Pattern Fee : Go to https://sewkindofwonderful.com or your local quilt shop to purchase the pattern and required templates listed below. Kit Fee $ 0, fabric for one block will be provided by the instructor.
Machine Required? YES
Class Supply List: Sewing Machine, Sewing Kit, Rotary Cutter, Cutting Mat, Pattern (Posh Penelope), and 2 Templates (QCR - 6 x 10 inch AND Sew Square 6 Ruler) Please purchase these ahead of time from your local quilt shop or online at Sew Kind of Wonderful.
For one block: Flower petals: 4 cuts of 6.5 x 6.75 inch bright fabric, (Choose 1 focus fabric ad add 3 coordinating fabrics. see photo
block background: 1 cut 14x20 inch solid or reads solid.
corner stones: 1 cut 6x6 inch (I used Confetti Dots by Moda in all bright colors)
Contrast Line: 1 cut 5x10 inch (bright fabric)
To make the complete quilt make 42 blocks
To make a nine block wall hanging name 9 blocks
We are working with curved piecing, so PLEASE prep your fabrics: The fastest, easiest, and cheapest way to prep is mix in a laundry sink 50% portion water with 50% portion Sta Flo Liquid Starch. Immerse fabric until completely wet, wring out, let air dry until just barely damp. Press with a steam iron. Then cut out the correct sizes for the block and label.
Included in Kit: I will have sets of bright fabric used for the flower petals, the cornerstones, and the lines for you to trade your fabric for mine to make your blocks more varied and interesting. I will also have some background fabric for you to trade with. The background fabric should be lighter in color to make the contrast greater between the flower petals and the background. Tone on tone also works for background and do not forget to bring in some grays as the contemporary quilts seem to have gray some or many places in the quilt.