Absolute Beginners
Mine Shaft
42" x 42"

Fabric Requirements: 

2 Yds. Color #1 (Black) for Main Color and Binding

Yd Color #2 (Red)

Yd. Color #3 (Yellow)

Crib Size Batting

2 Yds Lining

Walking Foot (Optional)

Cutting Instructions:

Color #1 (Black):  Cut 6 2 x Width of Fabric (WOF) 

            Subcut 4 of these strips into:  4 2 x 30 pieces, and 4 2 x 6 pieces

            Subcut 2 of these strips into:  4 2 x 18 pieces

                 Cut 4 2 x WOF for Binding (Set Aside)

                 Cut 13 6 Squares

Color #2 (Red):  Cut 6 2 x WOF

            Subcut 4 of these strips into:  4 2 x 30 pieces, and 4 2 x 6 pieces

            Subcut 2 of these strips into:  4 2 x 18 pieces

Color #3 (Yellow):  Cut 6 2 x WOF

            Subcut 4 of these strips into:  4 2 x 30 pieces, and 4 2 x 6 pieces

            Subcut 2 of these strips into:  4 2 x 18 pieces

 

Assembly:  USE A SCANT SEAM ALLOWANCE

Begin by making your pieced rail blocks from the 2 strips, one of each color.  Make 4 of each strip set.  Color #1 on top, Color #2 in the center, and Color #3 on bottom.

 

  Make 4 6 x 30

 

  Make 4 6 x 18

 

  Make 4 6 x 6

 

Begin building your quilt top from the center section with 3 rows of 3 blocks, being sure of proper placement of the rail blocks, and alternating with the Black 6 squares.

 

 

Build the middle section by adding two 6 x 18 rails to the sides of the center section.  Then piece 2 Black 6 squares to the ends of the other two rails for the top and bottom.

 

 

Finally, complete by adding two 6 x 30 rails to the sides as before.  And then piece 2 squares to the ends of the last two rails, as before, for the top and bottom

 

 

 

   

Enjoy!

 

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