The Spring Lake Quilt

Prepare for a relaxing time while trees turn green and flowers bloom with a lap quilt in fresh spring colours.

The quilt measures 48 x 64 inches (120 x 160 cm) and consist of 2 and 4 inch squares.
We have added a 1/4 inch seem allowance to the measurements below.

If you want a longer quilt you can easily add a row of 3 blocs (described below) to make the quilt 80 inch (200 cm) long.

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The quilt top is made with all the 12 Spring Lake fabrics. You will also need off-white fabric.

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Start by cutting out the pieces as shown here, a 1/4 inch seem allowance is included in the measurements.

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Sew the 2,5 inch pieces together so that you get 48 A-blocs, and 48 B-blocs.

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Piece the A and B blocs and the 4,5 inch squares together into four blocs (left side).

The numbers and letters shows where to place the A and B blocks, and witch 4,5 inch squares goes where according to the number given to each design above.

Piece the four blocs together into a larger block (right side). You need 12 identical larger blocs.

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Piece the 12 blocs together so that the patchwork is 3 blocs wide, and 4 blocs high, and your quilt top is finished.
You can easily add another row of blocs if you want a larger quilt.

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The quilting (a medium sized crazy puzzle) is done by a professional quilting service. You will probably find a company that can baste and quilt your larger patchworks near you by searching on the Internet.

For the binding we have used “Addie Teal”.

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Have a great weekend!

Pre-cuts

If you don’t need a lot of fabric, or want a taste of a new fabric collection it’s often a good idea to go for pre-cut products.

Each Tilda collection consists of 9 designs available in fat quarter bundles.
The Apple bloom and Spring Lake collections each have three additional designs available in mini bundles.
There is always a charm pack with each Tilda collection with 42 pieces, 2 of each fabric.

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All the bundles consist of fat quarters cut from a meter 22 x 20 Inch (55 x 50 cm).
You can also buy pre-cut single fat quarters of each fabric.

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Charm packs consists of 42 5-inch squares (12,5 x 12,5 cm) and is great for smaller patchwork projects.
You need 4 Charm pack’s to make a 54 x 63 inch (135 x 157,5 cm) or a 49,5 x 67,5 inch (123,5 x 168,5 cm) lap quilt.

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Hope you find time for some creative projects this weekend!

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Pretty and useful

This spring we have a few new sewing equipment items, among others the “Sewing by hand” thread in two colours and the popular small sharp Tilda scissor in a new soft Teal colour.

The scissor was a favourite for many years before we suggested making it in a Tilda colour 8 years ago, and we still can’t manage without it. It’s the scissor we use every day for both paper and small sewing projects.

The hand sewing thread is a gorgeous polyester quality that has been a favourite as long as we have known about it, used on every hand sewn project in the last book “Homemade & Happy”.

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We use it as an all-around hand sewing thread for paper piecing, attaching applique pieces, for all smaller hand quilted projects such as the quilted Santa and stockings in the book, and for attaching arms and legs on dolls and animals.

We always end up using this thread because it behaves beautifully on every project. Now available in the Tilda range, the cosy wooden bobbins come with 400 meters of lovely thread.

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Have a great week!

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