June Button Lover's Club: Ewe and Me Quilt
We are so excited to reveal the first of our June Button Lover's Club: Words with Buttons projects today! We chose a black and white theme for June to go along with our word of the month EWE. The June button box includes "Sheepish" a special color blend of hand-dyed buttonsin black, white, cream. This mix is the perfect compliment to the selection of handmade buttons that include the sweetest momma and baby sheep pair duo!
Today's featured project is a fun and easy-to-make 9 patch quilt. It uses a mix of patterns from the Juniper collection by Jen Allyson for Riley Blake Designs.
We've mixed in some patches of yellow and teal for a splash of color that coordinates with the flowers on our sweet baby lamb button (which is exclusive to the club!).
Ewe and Me Quilt Instructions:
The featured fabric this month is the Juniper collection by Jen Allyson for Riley Blake Designs.
- A) 4 fat quarters of Juniper black-on-black prints
- B) 4 fat quarters of Juniper black-on-white prints
- C) 2 fat eighths of Riley Blake shades
- D) ½ yd. solid black
- E) 1 yard of a Juniper print for borders and binding
A) From each fat quarter cut: (36) 2.5” squares
B) From each fat quarter cut: (36) 2.5” squares
C) From each fat eighth cut: (18) 2.5” squares
D) (30) 1” x 6.5” & (9) 1” x WOF
E) (9) 2.5” x WOF
- Assemble (36) 9 patch blocks using the following layout. We used 4 different color/pattern variations of the 9-patch block for our quilt. For each block you will need:
(4) Juniper black-on-black 2.5” square patches
(4) Juniper black-on-white 2.5” square patches
(1) yellow or teal 2.5” square patch
- Arrange your 36 blocks into 6 columns and 6 rows. Assemble each row starting with the left block and ending with the right block, adding sashing (1” x 6.5”) between each block. DO NOT add sashing to the outside edges of the far left or far right blocks.
- Now assemble the 6 rows with sashing (1” x WOF”) between each row. Begin and end with a row of blocks.
- Add inner borders (1” x WOF) to the sides of the quilt center. Square the edges of the new borders.
- Then add inner borders (1” x WOF”) to the top and bottom of the quilt center. Square the edges of the new borders.
- Add the outer borders (2.5” x WOF) to the sides of the quilt center. Square the edges of the new borders.
- Then add the outer borders (2.5” x WOF) to the top and bottom of the quilt center. Square the edges of the new borders.
- Quilt using your favorite technique.
- Bind using the remaining 2.5” strips of fabric E.
The final step, embellishing your quilt with buttons! We added black and white hand-dyed buttons to the intersections of the black sashing (Bonus:the buttons hide any seams that don't exactly line up). We also added a vignette of buttons featuring EWE, some hand-dyed and our super special handmade buttons too.
We hope you enjoy making this quilt! We would love to see your take on this pattern. You can share photos of your makes in our Button Lover's Club Facebook Group.
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