PlusBalls Summer Fun
Blue: Cut 28 2-1/2” squares; and cut 14 2-1/2” x 6-1/2” rectangles
Aqua: Cut 56 2-1/2” squares
Assembly: Align the aqua squares with the white rectangle and sew on the marked lines the same as for the snowballs. Press, trim away the excess, and repress, the same as for the snowballs.
9. Border Unit 2, three patch: Make 18 units
White: Cut 18 2-1/2” squares
Aqua: Cut 36 2-1/2” squares
Assembly: Sew an aqua square to opposite sides of each white square. Press seams toward the white.
o Note that the side borders will be attached before the top and bottom.
o Arrange border units around the quilt center as shown in the assembly diagram below. Note that the three patch unit aligns with snowballs in the top, and the partial snowball unit aligns with pluses in the top.
o Sew the units together to form the side borders.
o Attach the side borders to the quilt center, matching seams. Press open or toward the border, your preference.
o Sew the units together and sew a corner square to each end to form the top and bottom borders.
o Attach the top and bottom borders to the quilt center, matching seams. Press open or toward the border.
o Measure the length of the quilt top with borders. It should be 70-1/2”.
o Cut your longer white border strips to this length.
o Sew the border strips to the sides of the quilt top, matching at centers and quarters. Press toward the border.
o Measure the width of the top with borders. It should now measure 62-1/2”.
o Cut your remaining white border strips to this length.
o Sew the border strips to the top & bottom of the quilt top, matching at centers and quarters. Press toward the border.
13. Piece backing to at least 70 x 80” (requires 4 yards of 41” width fabric).
14. Layer, baste, and quilt as desired. Trim excess batting and backing 1/8” outside top.
o From aqua fabric, cut 8 2-1/2” by width of fabric strips
o Join end-to-end and press in half lengthwise, wrong sides together
o Attach to quilt with heavy 1/4” seam and sew down as desired.
16. Be sure to label your quilt!
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Disclaimer: This pattern has not yet been tested. Please let me know of any errors you may find.
Here's what it will look like finished, without the seam lines showing. I like how the white shapes look like spoons, and the aqua parts form Xs!
Here are other possible colorways using the Fabri-Quilt Watermelon Summer palette, but don't feel limited to these colors. The possibilities are endless! I like how aqua is the new neutral - it goes with everything.