Create a patchwork plaid "Fish - the inhabitants of the water"
The creation of this blanket is based on the Ohio Star block (Ohio Star). But it is assembled in such a way that the block image is not visible. It gives the impression of refractive, changeable water. And, of course, you decide what your blanket will be like!
You will need:
- 5 different fabrics - 85х110 cm (40х110 cm - for squares 8 * 8 cm; 45х110 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 plaid - 150x168 cm;
- The filler is 148x166 cm.
The size of the finished block (without allowance) is 18 * 18 cm
The number of blocks for plaid - 72 pcs.
All seam allowances - 5 mm.
1. Create a block "Triangle in a half-square" (HST).
a) Cut 288 squares of size 8 * 8 cm.
b) Add 2 squares face down.
c) Using a marker, draw a diagonal line in the center of the upper square, and then stitch along it on both sides with an allowance of 5 mm.
d) Cut the stitched parts with a roller knife along a diagonal line.
e) Press seams on a dark fabric.
f) Align the parts to 7x7 cm.
2. Create an Ohio Star block.
a) Cut 288 squares measuring 9 * 9 cm.
b) Repeat points1.b-e.
c) Align the parts to 8x8 cm.
d) Using a marker draw a diagonal line in the center of the top part.
e) Finished 2 blocks "triangle in half a square" is folded with the front side inwards so that the seams are located in opposite sides from each other.
f) We stretch the parts along the diagonal line on both sides with an allowance of 5 mm.
g) Cut the stitched parts with a roller knife in the center.
h) Align the details to 7x7 cm.
Now that everything is ready, we sew all the parts of the block together.
3. Build patchwork top.
a) We connect the blocks together and form the rows.
b) We connect the rows together. To do this, put two rows of each other face inward and peel them with pins. Notice that the blocks are easier to join when the seams are smoothed in opposite directions.
4. Build a sandwich.
Do not forget that the fabric for the back side of the patchwork is taken with a margin of 1.5-2 cm per side, and filler - 1-1.5 cm from the original size of the patchwork.
a) Spread the cloth on the floor for the back side face down.
b) Glue it to the floor with masking tape, slightly pulling on the fabric.
c) Spread the filler on top, straighten it, but do not stretch it.
d) Spread the patchwork top, straightening it from the center to the edges. Make sure that the patchwork top is not warped.
e) With the help of safety pins we fasten all three layers together, if necessary, straightening the patchwork top from the center to the edges.
f) Remove the paint tape. Sandwich ready for stitch.
The stitch is needed to bond the layers of the sandwich together, thereby giving the future patchwork product durability in operation. But besides this stitch carries aesthetic beauty. Even the simplest patchwork cover with stitches turns into a masterpiece created by your hands.
Choose a convenient way for you to stitch and quilting the future blanket (hand stitch, seam in the seam, free-running stitch).
I quilted this plaid with the help of free-running stitches.
a) Open a 4 cm wide strip of sufficient length. Do not forget that some of the edging strip will go to the joining of the strips between them and the formation of corners.
b) Leave the tail of the bezel around 15-20 cm not sewn. Sew the finished strip to the front side of the plaid at a distance of 0.8 cm from the edge of the product.
c) We stop for 0.8 cm from the edge of the product, depending on the width of your edging, raise the foot, unfold the rug at an angle of 45 and sew to the edge, cut the thread. The short line on the diagonal will serve as a guide for forming the angle.
After the edging is laid, we begin to sew it from the very edge.
d) Dock the ends of the edging. To do this, first align the left end of the edge, put the right end of it on top of it. Do not overstretch the stripes, but do not relax them, the edging should fit your quilt! In order not to cut off the excess, we preliminarily mark the place where the two ends of the edge are joined (we can hold the stack at an angle of 45 degrees using a stack taken from a box with plasticine or a nail) and, leaving a small margin of edge, cut off the excess.
Note that the upper edge of the fold should coincide with the upper corner of the bottom strip of the edge!
f) Cut the excess filler and fabric after the edging is sewn!
f) Fold the bezel to the inside of the rug and hem it with a secret seam by hand.
g) Do not forget to hide the tips of the threads inside the sandwich! To do this, first we tie a couple of knots so that nothing will disband, then trim the ends of the threads, weave them into the needle, draw them inside the sandwich, and pull the needle out.Attention! Make sure that the threads are not visible from the back side of the plaid! After that, gently pull the thread and cut them.
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