“Homage is a combination of color play, simple shapes, and texture. The design relies on the strength and stability of the square. Homage is powerful, yet uncomplicated. While the influences of both Josef Albers and Yoshiko Jinzenji are present, the quilt is very much me.” – Jacquie Gering
Designed and made by Jacquie Gering
60″ x 60″
Fabric & Cutting Requirements
White Solid – 1 7/8 yds
- 1 border strip 4 1/2″ x 60 1/2″
- 1 border strip 2 1/2″ x 60 1/2″
- 1 sashing strip 6 1/2 x 54 1/2
- 2 border strips 3 1/2 x 54 1/2
- 2 A
Grey Solid – 5/8 yd; cut block patches
Gold Solid – 1/2 yd; cut block patches
Orange Solid – 1 1/4 yd
- 7 binding strips 2 1/4″ x 40″
- block patches
Dark Orange Solid – 5/8 yd; cut block patches
Red/Orange Print – fat 1/8; cut block patch
Dark Red Solid – 5/8 yd; cut block patches
Backing – 4 yds; cut 2 panels 34 1/4″ x 68″
Batting – 68″ x 68″
Cutting the Fabrics
Cut the borders and sashing strips lengthwise, parallel to the selvedge, from the white solid. Cut the A’s from the remainder of the white solid. Cut the binding strips crosswise from the orange solid fabric. Set them aside. The most efficient ( and least confusing) way to make this quilt is to make the blocks one at a time, cutting the block patches as you need them. Patch sizes include seam allowances and are listed on the block piecing diagrams.
Making Blocks W and Z
Blocks W and Z are made with gold solid, grey solid, and orange solid fabrics. Set the others aside for now.
Refer to the Block W piecing diagram for patch sizes and colors. Block W is constructed in two sections – one section with patches 1-4 and another with patches 5-9. Make the sections separately; you will join the sections to complete the block.
Cut patch 1 from gold solid. Cut patch 2 from gray solid. Join the patches with 1/4″ seam allowances and press them open. Continue to cut the patches listed on the diagram in numerical order, joining them to the previous patches as you cut them. Press the seam allowances open after each addition.
Refer to the Block Z piecing diagram for patch sizes and colors. Begin with patches 1 and 2, cut the patches listed on the diagram, and join them in numerical order as shown.
Making X and Y
Blocks X and Y are made with red/orange print, dark red solid, orange solid, and dark orange solid fabrics. Refer to the Block X diagram. In the same manner as for Blocks W and Z, begin with patches 1 and 2. Cut the patches listed on the diagram and join them in numerical order as shown to complete Block X. Repeat, referring to the Block Y diagram to make Block Y. Jacquie used a red/orange print for patch 2 for this block.
Assembling the Quilt
Referring to the quilt assembly diagram, arrange the blocks on a design wall or large flat surface, in 2 rows alternately with A’s paying careful attention to the orientation of each block. when you are satisfied with the arrangement, join the blocks and the A’s into rows. Sew the sashing strip between the rows.
Adding the Borders
Matching centers and ends, join the 3 1/2″ border strips to the sides of the quilt. Similarly, join the 4 1/2″ border strips to the top of the quilt and the 2 1/2″ border strips to the bottom of the quilt.
Finishing the Quilt
Jacquie quilted Homage with lines of diamond serpentine stitching. The quilting lines are approximately 1/4″ apart. If you wish to mark quilting lines, do so now. Layer the backing, batting, and quilt top. Baste the layers together. Quilt. Trim the backing and batting even with the edge of the quilt top.
Join the binding strips diagonally and trim access fabric. Press the seam allowances open. Fold the binding in half lengthwise, wrong sides together, and press to make a firm fold. Align the raw edges of the quilt top and the binding and sew the binding to the quilt. Turn the binding to the backing and whipstitch it to finish the quilt.