Dandyridge follows modern quilt principles using simple Half Square Triangles for major impact.
Finished quilt: 60” x 72”
Finished block: 12” x 12”
Number of blocks total: 30 (Eliminate Row A for a 60” square quilt)
Number of pieced blocks: 16
– Dandyridge Quilt pattern uses all Half Square Triangles and some smaller background squares to construct the three basic block types.
– There are no patterns to the color combinations of the blocks, however, I did a ROY G BIV pattern for the sample on the cover.
– The pattern is written to minimize piecing time by utilizing a practice called “chain stitching.” Chain stitching involves having pieces cut and ready to sew together. After sewing the first piece, instead of cutting the tails and starting a new piece, you simply feed the next piece through the machine making a chain of pieces. For more information check Youtube for chain piecing videos. It is simple.
– All seams are 1/4”.
– Directions are written for pressing seams open. Pressing to the “dark side” is also appropriate.
– Background Fabric: 4 yards
– Scraps or Fat Quarters of 10-20 different corresponding fabrics (Scraps 5” or larger)
– Three-quarters yard for binding
– 65” by 77” of backing and batting
– Basic sewing and quilting notions
– Long straight pins for matching seams throughout the assembly process
– Pencil or fabric marker
– Ruler with a 45 degree line for cutting squares
– New blade and rotary cutter
– For the sample on the cover, I used a layer cake of Garden Delights II and Kona Solid in White for the background.