Swirling LuLu A SWEET SIXTEEN™ Project by Jackie Robinson Featuring Little LuLu’s Sweet Sixteens™ 58” x 71-1/2” Little LuLu’s Fabric by Maywood Studio A Division of E. E. Schenck Co. 6000 N. Cutter Cir. 4561 Maywood Ave Portland, OR 97217 Vernon, CA 90058 800.433.0722 800.237.6620 503.284.4124 323.584.8820 Swirling LuLu A SWEET SIXTEEN™ Project by Jackie Robinson featuring Little LuLu’s Sweet Sixteens™ Fabric Use 20 patterns from the Little LuLu’s Sweet Sixteen™ collection. The quilt pictured on the front uses the following Sweet Sixteens™: 4-Petal Daisy Monotone Daisy MAS7702-B Blue MAS7705-B Blue MAS7702-G Green MAS7705-G Green MAS7702-R Red MAS7705-R Rose MAS7702-S Gold MAS7705-S Gold Tiny Daisy Bud MAS7704-B MAS7704-G MAS7704-P MAS7704-S No Stem Daisy MAS7708-B MAS7708-G MAS7708-R MAS7708-S Blue Green Blush Yellow Reverse Dot MAS7709-B MAS7709-G MAS7709-R MAS7709-S Blue Green Red Gold Blue Green Rose Yellow PLUS: MAS7706-RG Background 3-1/4 yds MAS7703-RG Border 1/4 width x 2-1/8 yards (10-1/2” x 76-1/2”) MAS7701-SR Backing 66” x 2 = 3-3/4 yds Batting 66” x 80” Binding Use the remaining Sweet Sixteens™ Cutting The 20 Sweet SixteenS™ listed above Cut EACH into (4) 2” x 10-1/2” pieces 10-1/2” 9” 2” 2” 2” 2” MAS7706-RG – Background (10) 3-1/2” strips into (40) 3-1/2” x 10-1/2” (10) 2” strips into (40) 2” x 10-1/2” (2) 2” strips into (40) 2” squares (10) 5” strips into (80) 5” squares MAS7703-RG – Border (4) 2-1/2” lengthwise strips Piecing This pattern is planned with precise 1/4” seams throughout. To test your 1/4” seam to see if it’s ‘right on’, cut two pieces of fabric EXACTLY 2” x 5”. Stitch them together along the 5” length. Measure across the two at the mid-point. They should be exactly 3-1/2” wide. If not, adjust your seam allowance, and repeat this procedure until correct. 8. Assemble the Swirling Lulu blocks with a Step 7 1. Stitch (2) of the 2” strips of EACH of the Sweet Nine-patch in the center, four of the Step 5 units, Sixteen™ fabrics to a 3-1/2” x 10-1/2” Background. and four of the precut 5” squares of Background. Press toward the Sweet Sixteen™ 2” piece. We chose to use all five fabrics of a color in each of these blocks – one in the center and the other four flanking it. You could also choose to make each block completely from the same fabric. Direct the seams of the rows toward the plain Background 2. Subcut each of the Step 1 pieces into (4) 2” 5” corners, and then press the joining row seams subcuts, keeping them sorted by fabric and color. toward the center. This will allow you to alternately There will be a total of (8) of these subcuts of each. turn the blocks in the final layout so the seams head in opposite directions where they meet. 3. Stitch (1) of the 2” strips of EACH of the Sweet Sixteen™ fabrics between two 2” x 10-1/2” Backgrounds. Press toward the center Sweet Sixteen™ 2” piece. 4. Subcut each of the Step 3 pieces into (5) 2” subcuts, keeping them sorted by fabric and color. There will be a total of (5) of these subcuts of each. 5. Use the Steps 2 and 4 units to create blocks as shown, using a Step 2 above and below each Step 4. Match the fabric - or mix them within color families – in each unit. There will be five of these blocks in each color. Press the seams either direction. 6. From the ONE remaining 2” x 10-1/2” strip of each Sweet Sixteen™ fabric, cut (4) 2” squares. 7. Using the 2” squares of Background already cut, the 2” squares of Step 6, plus the remaining subcut from Step 4, assemble a 9-patch block featuring each fabric -- or mix them within color families. Press these seams toward the Background squares. 9. Lay out the twenty blocks, alternating their seam directions. Stitch them together. Press carefully. 10. Center and stitch the Borders to the edges of the quilt, Begin and end the stitching at the 1/4” seam allowances at each corner. 11. Place a corner to miter on your ironing board, with the border that is lying horizontal extending to the right, and the one that is vertical, on top, and extending up. Fold the top extending border diagonally under and position so it is exactly on top of the one extending to the right. Once satisfied that the miter is as it should be, smash it with the iron. 12. Place a pin or two to hold the mitered corner in place. From the underside, stitch in the pressed crease. Look to see that it’s fine, and if it is, trim the excess from the corner to 1/4”. Press these seams open. 13. Cut the backing piece in half and stitch the two pieces together along a selvage edge forming an approximately 67” x 82” backing with a horizontal seam. 14. Layer backing, batting, and quilt top. Baste for quilting. We Swirled quilting stitches through the Patchwork and added feather rings in the open spaces. 15. From the remaining Sweet Sixteen™ fabrics, cut three 2-1/2” x 10-1/2” from each. Stitch these together in random order for the Binding. 16. Bind, following the instructions with the Binding Miter tool from Animas Quilts -- live demo at www. animas.com Enjoy.