Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Beach Road Coverlet

"Beach Road" coverlet 60" x 72"
 designed by Susan Holman, 2018

Fabric needed: 
1 set of 40 fat eights. (I used Beach Road by Jen Kingwell)
3 yards of complimentary solid color (Aqua Infinite Dots by Victoria Findlay Wolfe)

From each print cut 2: 2" x 22". From solid cut 40: 2" x Width Of Fabric.
Sub cut the solid into 22" lengths.
Sew the prints to the solids. Press seams toward the solid.

Cut each strip set into 6 units each 3 1/2" square.

Make separate piles with 40 units each--1 of each print.

Sew each pile into a Block with 8 rows of 5 units each.
Start upper left with the solid color, alternate each row to get the pattern.
Press vertical seams toward the solid. Press horizontal seams all one direction.
Make 12 Blocks. Each should be 15 1/2" x 24 1/2". Each Block will have 40 unique fabrics.
Sew the Blocks together in 3 rows of 4 Blocks each. It should then be 60 1/2" x 72 1/2".

I layered the quilt top with a pieced backing (NO BATTING) and quilted it along all seam lines.
(I chose to eliminate the batting to purposely make this a lightweight coverlet.)

Quilt along the seam lines.

Add binding. Machine wash and dry. Done!

I pieced one of each fabric and added beach footprint fabric.

The label has a selvage from the Beach Road by Jen Kingwell fabric and I added a solid blue fabric with my name and the year finished.

The back has seashells and foot prints.

This is half the Beach Road coverlet.