Strippy Set QuiltsThis quilt is assembled by placing Dutchman's Puzzle quilt blocks into a vertical strippy setting.
The quilt blocks vary from the norm so that, when sewn together, they form what appears to be vertical columns:
- Each vertical half of a block is sewn in two different color combos, one with a light background and one with a dark background.
- The same two teal fabrics used for the Flying Geese are repeated throughout, but in different configurations.
You could also look at the layout in another way -- pairs of Flying Geese units sewn into vertical rows, and that's certainly an assembly option. But, long and narrow rows of patchwork tend to become distorted during assembly -- sticking with square blocks may improve your accuracy.
Blocks finish at 8" x 8", and the quilt shown here measures 40-1/2" x 56-1/2" (which includes the width of the binding).
The quilt on page 1 is made with 18 blocks that match the middle portion of the illustration and 17 blocks that match the lower portion. Blocks are alternated in the layout (rows 1, 3, 5 and 7 begin and end with the block shown in the middle illustration; rows 2, 4 and 6 begin and end with the other block). You'll have one extra quilt block.
Quilting Fabrics & Other MaterialsBlack: 1-1/2 yard
Dark teal: 1 yard (should still be light enough to contrast with the black)
Light teal: 1
Light neutral: 1-1/8 yard
Backing: 3-3/4 yards or a single panel about 50" x 66" Quilt Backing Instructions
Batting: About 50" x 66" Binding: About 220 inches of continuous, doublefold binding sewn to the quilt with a 1/4" seam allowance Quilt Binding Strip Instructions
Yardages for a Different Quilt: See Quilt Yardage Instructions