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Jennie Rayment’s Sew Country Garden quilt

Crafter's Companion – 14/01/20

Create a pictorial wall hanging or a picturesque quilt with this beautiful project from Jennie Rayment. Gaze over the mountains and meander through the trees along a Drunkard’s Path amidst a garden of pretty flowers. This is a charming design featuring a wealth of patchwork techniques created in a delightful range of floral fabrics. It’s ideal for all ages and abilities!

You will need:

  • Build-a-Block Patchwork System
  • Build-a-Block Patchwork System Plus
  • Build-a-Block Curves Drunkard’s Path
  • Build-a-Block Curves Bay Leaf
  • Crafter’s Companion Stick and Spray for Fabric
  • 50cm Sew Country Leaf Sprigs – Pink (LS)
  • 50cm Sew Country Leaf Sprigs – Grey (LS)
  • 50cm Sew Country Rose Bouquet – Cream (RB)
  • 50cm Sew Country Rose Bouquet – Dark Grey (RB)
  • 50cm Sew Country Gypsophilia – Green (Gyp)
  • 50cm Sew Country Gypsophilia – Dark Grey (Gyp)
  • 130cm x 80cm wadding and backing fabric


Note:

  • HST – Half Square Triangle
  • QST – Quarter Square Triangle


Delectable Mountains

  • Die-cut 6.5″ HST – cut four pink and four dark grey RB

Step 1

Join one triangle of each colour to form a square. Repeat with the other triangles. Press the seam open and flat. Lay two squares right sides together. Match colours.

Step 2

Cut three 2″ strips from these squares. Open out the strips and arrange as shown in photo B.

< Photo A

Photo B >

Step 3

Sew three strips together to form a rectangle, then join two rectangles to make a mountain.

Step 4

Repeat with step 3 with the other two squares.

Step 5

Join both mountains to form a row, as shown below.

Trees

Step 1

Cut one 3.5″ x 15″ LS Dark Grey and one 3.5″ x 15″ Gyp Green. Join to make a wide band.

Step 2

Die-cut 6.5″ Isosceles Triangle – three trees from strip, as shown in photo C.

< Photo C


Step 3

Die-cut 6.5″ Half Rectangle Triangle (HRT) – three pairs from RB Cream.

Step 4

Sew one Cream HRT to either side of each tree shape.

Step 5

Die-cut 1.5″ x 2.5″ Rectangle – three Gyp Dark Grey
Die-cut 6.5″ x 2.5″ Rectangle – three RB Cream.

Cut Cream strips in half. Join one strip to either side of Gyp Dark Grey rectangle. See photo D.

Photo D >

Step 6

Centre the tree trunk strip to the tree top. Stitch in place and trim the excess fabric as shown in photo E.

< Photo E


Step 7

Join all three trees to make a row.


Flowers

  • Die-cut Small Bay Leaf – 12 LS Dark Grey and 12 Gyp Green ‘L’ shapes. 12 LS Pink ovals

Step 1

Notch the centre of all the curved edges. Clip the curved edge on all Green and Dark Grey sections. Match the notches and pin well.

Step 2

Sew one Gyp Green to either side of the Pink shapes, making six squares. See photo F.

Photo F >

Step 3

Sew one LS Dark Grey to either side of the remaining Pink shapes to make six squares.

Step 4

Lay four squares as shown in photo G. Sew together to make a larger square. Repeat with the remaining squares.

< Photo G


Step 5

Join all three large squares to make a row.


Drunkard’s Path

  • Die-cut Small Drunkard’s Path – 12 Gyp Dark Grey arcs and 12 RB Cream ‘L’ shapes

Step 1

Notch the centre of all curved edges. Clip the curved edge on all RB Cream sections.

Step 2

Match the notches and pin well, then sew around the curved edge. See photo H.

Photo H >

Step 3

Arrange the completed squares as shown in photo I. Sew four together to make a larger square. Repeat twice.

< Photo I


Step 4

Sew all three squares to make a row.


Houses

Note: on completed wall hanging, house and roof colours were reversed. RB Dark Grey changed to RB Cream etc.)

  • Die-cut 2.5″ x 4.5″ Rectangle – four RB Dark Grey and two Gyp Green
  • Die-cut 1.5″ x 4.5″ Rectangle – four RB Dark Grey
  • Die-cut 1.5″ x 2.5″ Rectangle – four RB Dark Grey
  • Die-cut 2.5″ Square – two RB Cream
  • Die-cut 2.5″ Square – two RB Cream
  • Die-cut 3.5″ Square for roof – two LS Pink
  • Die-cut 3.5″ HST for roof – four LS Pink and four LS Dark Grey

Step 1

Lay out one set of house and roof sections. Sew all sections together making two strips. See photos J, K and L.

Photo J (house sections) >

< Photo K (roof sections)

Photo L (house before sewing together) >

Step 2

Join strips to make one complete house.

Step 3

Repeat with the other set.

Step 4

Join both houses to make a row.


Pavement

  • Die-cut 6.5″ QST – three Gyp Dark Grey and two LS Dark Grey
  • Die-cut 3.5″ HST – two LS Dark Grey

Arrange all sections in a row and stitch together.


Complete design

Step 1

Arrange all six rows as shown and sew together. Press well.

First border: cut three 1.5″ x 44″ Gyp Dark Grey

Step 2

Measure sides carefully. Trim two Dark Grey strips to this measurement and attach them to the sides. Open out, pressing the seams towards the outside edge. Measure the top and bottom of the panel and from the last Dark Grey strip, cut two more sections to this measurement and attach.

Second border: cut four 2″ x 44″ Gyp Green strips. Follow instructions as for First Border.

Third border: cut four 3.5″ x 44″ strips of RB Dark Grey.

Step 3

Join to make a long strip. Measure the sides, then cut lengths from the long strip to this measurement and attach. Follow as for First Border.


Step 4

Finally, place the completed panel on to your wadding or backing fabric, and baste the layers. Quilt by hand or machine. Bind the raw edge with one of the remaining materials – LS Dark Grey used here.


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