Two-Block Quilt: Mulberry Pie

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Mulberry Pie

76” x 76”

By Emily Cross

Fabric Requirements:

Cream — 4 3/4 yards

Dark Eggplant — 3 1/2 yards

Dark Fuchsia — 1 yard

Binding — 5/8 yard

Backing — 4 2/3 yards

Cutting Instructions:

From the cream fabric, cut:

(50) 5″ x 5″ squares

(80) 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ squares

(48) 5 1/4″ x 5 1/4 squares

(12) 2 7/8″ x 2 7/8″ squares

(12) 4 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ rectangles

(8) 12 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ rectangles

(8) strips 3 1/2″ x Width of Fabric (WOF) pieced together and subcut into:

(2) 3 1/2″ x 70 1/2″

(2) 3 1/2″ x 76 1/2″

 

From the dark eggplant fabric, cut:

(50) 5 ″ x 5” squares

(13) 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ squares

(48) 6 1/2″ x 4″ rectangles

(24) 4″ x 4″ squares, cut once on the diagonal

(27) 5 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ squares

(7) strips 1 1/2″ x WOF pieced together and subcut into:

(2) 1 1/2″ x 68 1/2″

(2) 1 1/2″ x 70 1/2″

 

From the dark fuchsia fabric, cut:

(12) 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ squares

(24) 5 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ squares

 

From the binding fabric, cut:

(8) strips 2 1/2″ x WOF

 

Assembly:

Shoo Fly Block

Mark on the wrong side of a 5″ cream square on the diagonal once. Layer right sides together with a 5″ dark eggplant square and sew a quarter inch from both sides of the marked line. Cut apart and press to the eggplant. Trim to 4 1/2″ square. Make 52 half square triangles (HSTs).

To see the method in action, watch How to Make a Half Square Triangle Unit.

 

Use two HSTs and a cream 4 1/2″ square to make the row shown below. Make 26 rows.

 

Use two cream 4 1/2″ squares and a dark eggplant 4 1/2″ square to make the row shown below. Make 13 rows.

 

Assemble rows as shown to make 13 Shoo Fly blocks.

Shoo Fly blocks measure 12 1/2″ x 12 1/2″ unfinished.

Gentleman’s Fancy Block

Mark on the wrong side of a 5″ cream square on the diagonal once. Layer right sides together with a 5″ dark eggplant square and sew a quarter inch from both sides of the marked line. Cut apart and press to the eggplant. Trim to 4 1/2″ square. Make 52 half square triangles (HSTs).

To see the method in action, watch How to Make a Half Square Triangle Unit.

Mark on the wrong side of a 5 1/4″ cream square on the diagonal once. Layer right sides together with a 5 1/4″ dark eggplant square and sew a quarter inch from both sides of the marked line. Cut apart and press to the eggplant. Repeat with a 5 1/4″ cream square and a 5 1/4″ dark fuchsia square. Mark the backs of two of the half square triangles from corner to corner crossing the seam. Layer two half square triangles right sides together with the creams opposite of each other using the diagram below to orient the colors.

Sew a 1/4″ on both sides of the marked line. Cut apart on the marked line.

Trim to 4 1/2″ square. Make 48 quarter square triangles. (QST)

To see the method in action, watch How to Make a Quarter Square Triangle Unit.

 

Use two HSTs and a QST to make the row shown below. Make 24 rows.

 

Use two QSTs and a dark fuchsia 4 1/2″ square to make the row shown below. Make 12 rows.

 

Assemble rows as shown below to make 12 Gentlemen’s Fancy blocks.

Gentlemen’s Fancy blocks measure 12 1/2″ x 12 1/2″ unfinished.

Sew the Shoo Fly blocks and the Gentlemen’s Fancy blocks together in rows alternating as shown below.

Pieced Border

Flying Geese

Mark the wrong sides of twelve 2 7/8″ cream squares. Layer two marked squares RST on a 5 1/4″ dark eggplant square. Sew a quarter inch from both sides of the marked line. Cut apart and press to the eggplant. Layer another marked square over the eggplant from the previous unit. Sew a quarter inch from both sides of the marked line and cut apart, pressing to the eggplant.

Sew the Flying Geese unit to a 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ cream rectangle. Sew a 4 1/2″ cream square to each side of the Flying Geese/rectangle unit.


Make 12.

Using four 12 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ cream rectangles and six of the Flying Geese/rectangle unit, make 2 side rows and sew them to each side of the quilt center.

           

Using the remaining 4 1/2″ cream squares, 12 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ cream rectangles, and Flying Geese/rectangle units to make the top and bottom rows. Sew them to the top and bottom of the quilt center.

Floating Border & Outer Border

Sew the 1 1/2″ x 68 1/2″ dark eggplant borders to the sides. Sew the 1 1/2″ x 70 1/2″ dark eggplant borders to the top and bottom.

Se the 3 1/2″ x 70 1/2″ cream borders to the sides. Sew the 3 1/2″ x 76 1/2″ cream borders to the top and bottom.

Layer with batting and backing, quilt as desired, and bind.

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