We can't wait for summer! To help put us all in a carefree, sunshine-y mindset, this week we're hosting the Summer Mini Quilt Blog Hop! Thanks to our talented designer friends, we'll be featuring tutorials to make four different summer-themed mini quilts.
Today we're celebrating America's favorite pastime (or second favorite, if you count quilting as America's true favorite)! We've used the vintage baseball-themed prints from the Play Ball collection by Bristol Bay Studios to create a mini wall hanging.
|Quilt measures approximately 16" x 22"|
Here are the fabrics we've used:
1 fat quarter allover baseball print
1/3 yard red star print (includes binding)
1/4 yard baseball stripe
1 fat quarter bat stripe
5/8 yard beige star print (includes backing)
10" square of cream solid
20" x 26" piece of batting
Click here to download the pdf with the "Play Ball" words.
From the allover baseball print:
One 6-1/2" fussy-cut square, cut so design is on point
From the red star print:
One 3-1/2" x 42" strip; recut into two 3-1/2" x 16" pieces and four 2-1/2" squares
Two 2-1/4" x 42" strips for binding
One 1" x 42" strip; recut into two 1" x 7-1/2" strips and two 1" x 6-1/2" strips
From the baseball stripe:
One 2-1/2" x 42" fussy-cut strip; recut into four 2-1/2" x 7-1/2" pieces (fussy-cut to center two rows of baseballs)
From the bat stripe:
One 8-3/4" x 22" strip; recut into two 8-3/4" squares
From the beige star print:
One 20" x 26" piece for backing; reserve remainder for applique
Make the Quilt:
Step 1: Sew 1" x 6-1/2" red star strips to opposite sides of the 6-1/2" allover baseball square. Sew 1" x 7-1/2" red star strips to the remaining sides.
Step 3: Cut one 8-3/4" bat stripe square diagonally in half from lower left to upper right. Cut the second 8-3/4" bat stripe square diagonally in half from upper left to lower right.
Step 4: Lay out the bat stripe triangles around the pieced square as shown, so the bats are all running the same direction. Fold each triangle in half and mark a crease at the center point of the long side of the triangle. Mark the center of each side of the center square as well. Matching the center marks, sew triangles to opposite sides of the pieced center square. Press triangles out. Sew triangles to the remaining sides.
Step 5: Trim quilt center 1/4" past the red star points, approximately 16" square.
Step 6: Sew the 3-1/2" x 16" red star strips to the top and bottom of the quilt center.
Step 7: Print out the "Play Ball" template and trace onto the paper side of fusible web. Fuse to the wrong side of the beige star print. Cut out the letters. Adhere fusible web to the back side of one 10" cream square. Cut in half to make two 5" x 10" pieces. Fuse the words "Play" and "Ball" to the cream pieces.
Step 8: Cut out each word approximately 1/4" past the beige print to create a cream outline as shown.
Step 9: Fuse the words to the top and bottom of the quilt as shown, centering from left to right.
Click here to see the entire Play Ball collection.
For a chance to win a bundle of Play Ball fabrics, make sure you follow us on social media--blog, FB, or IG. Leave a comment below letting us know how you follow us, and telling us your favorite thing about summer. Giveaway is open through Friday, May 19th at 11:59 pm EDT.
Don't miss the other days of our Summer Mini Quilt Blog Hop!
Summer Mini Quilt Blog Hop:
Day 1: Debby from Debby Kratovil Quilts using Liberty Garden
Day 2: Benartex blog design team using Play Ball
Day 3: Alison from Little Bunny Quilts using Anything Goes
Day 4: Kelly from My Quilt Infatuation using Patio Splash