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Lewis & Irene Village Pond quilt (John Scott’s Sewing World episode 3)

John Scott – 16/03/20

Welcome in a touch of quintessentially British imagery to your fabric stash with the beautiful Lewis & Irene Village Pond fabrics! In the third episode of John Scott’s Sewing World, John shows off the most exquisite quilt featuring this fabric, which you can easily recreate with the project below. Give it a go!

You will need:

  • Project download
  • Marigold Leaves on Grass – long ¼
  • Spring Blossom on Spring Green – long ¼
  • Duck Pond on Grey – ⅜ yard – 40cm
  • Village Scene on Light Grass – ⅜ yard – 40cm
  • Marigold Leaves on Blossom Pink – long ¼
  • Spring Blossom on Cream – long ¼
  • Ducks on Pink Terracotta – ⅜ yard – 40cm
  • Village Scene on Dark Earth – ⅜ yard – 40cm
  • Duck Pond on Sky Blue – ¾ yard – ¾m
  • Duck Pond on Light Blue – ¾ yard – ¾m
  • Bumbleberries Light Grey – ⅞ yard – 80cm
  • Bumbleberries Rose – 1⅛ yard – 1.10m
  • Wadding and backing – 57″ x 72″

All measurements include ¼” seam allowances – press each seam as you go.

Cutting instructions

From fabric 1, cut:

  • 1 x 2½” x 44″ (block 1)
  • 1 x 2½” x 20″ (block 1)

From fabric 2, cut:

  • 1 x 2½” x 44″ (block 1)
  • 1 x 2½” x 20″ (block 1)

From fabric 3, cut:

  • 12 x 4⅞” x 4⅞ ” cut in half diagonally once (block 1)

From fabric 4, cut:

  • 6 x 5¼” x 5¼” cut in half diagonally twice (block 1)
  • 6 x 4½” x 4½” (block 1)

From fabric 5, cut:

  • 1 x 2½” x 44″ (block 2)
  • 1 x 2½” x 20″ (block 2)

From fabric 6, cut:

  • 1 x 2½” x 44″ (block 2)
  • 1 x 2½” x 20″ (block 2)

From fabric 7, cut:

  • 12 x 4⅞” x 4⅞ ” cut in half diagonally once (block 2)

From fabric 8, cut:

  • 6 x 5¼” x 5¼” cut in half diagonally twice (block 2)
  • 6 x 4½” x 4½” (block 2)

From fabric 9, cut:

  • 8 x 3½” W x 12½” H sashing
  • 7 x 3½” H x 12½” W sashing
  • 10 x 4″ x 4″ (for sashing)

From fabric 10, cut:

  • 8 x 3½” W x 12½” H sashing
  • 8 x 3½” H x 12½” W sashing
  • 10 x 4″ x 4″ (for sashing)

From fabric 11, cut:

  • 12 x 5¼” x 5¼” cut in half diagonally twice (for both blocks)
  • 4 x 2½” x 44″ (for both blocks)
  • 4 x 2½” x 20″ (for both blocks)

From fabric 12, cut:

  • 2 x 3″ x 63½” sides
  • 2 x 3″ x 53½” top and bottom
  • You will need to join your fabric to get the length



To see the full step-by step instructions, please see the downloadable project (which also contains another colour variation of the quilt).