4.13.2010

Verna's Quilt tutorial

Verna's Bedspread by Kathleen Whiting, Whitnee North &Natalia Bonner.
Materials Needed:
1/3 Yard Verna Sprout Budding Green
1 Yard Verna Sprout Budding Pink
2 Yards Verna Clover Earth
(These are the prints that we used for the additional fat quaters.)
From your three fat quarters you will cut 6, 10" squares.
From your Bella Solids white material you will cut 32 - 2"xWidth strips.
Then cut 15 - 3" strips.
Cut the 3" strips into 196 - 3" blocks.
Take those 3" blocks and draw a diagonal line across them.
As shown in the image above.
Now take all of your 10" squares and snowball them.
You will add the 3" squares and stitch across the diagonal line as shown in the image above.
Trim the corners of the blocks.
Lay your quilt out as show in the image below.
Press the block corners.
Blocks should look like the one above.
Now from your 2" white strips you will cut 42 - 10" strips.
Using your strips sew your blocks together as shown in the image above.
Now sew the rows together, as shown in the image above.
My appilque tip.
I like to applique in small pieces.
 The less background the better my applique will turn out.
So, first I applique the green centers to the pink flowers.
Then I add to the smallest sections.
As shown in the image above.
Sew the rest of the quilt top together.
Use one strip of sashing for your outer border.
Now you will create the top portion.
For the top section you will add a 10" border.
then add one 1" pink (finished .5") strip
then a 3" white strip (cut 3.5")
then a 1" pink (finished .5") strip.
As shown in the image above.
For your ruffle you will cut 6 - 12"xWidth strips. Sew those strips together end to end. Then you will ruffle the stirps.
To ruffle you will
First, fold the really long strip in half lengthwise and press in half.
Then you will set you stitch length on the longest stitch.
Stitch two rows approx 1/4" apart.
As shown in the image below.
Then you will take the two bobbin threads and start pulling them.
Slowly work the fabric into a ruffle that is the correct width of your quilt top.
Now you will add this ruffle to the bottom of your upper section.
Then add to the top of the bottom section.
Now quilt, bind and enjoy.
Stop back by tomorrow to learn how to make those darling pillows.
Here are a few pictures of how I machine quilted this quilt.
Upper section.
Main area of the quilt.
Close up of blocks.
Hope you enjoy.
Don't forget to get your Verna fabric @ Piece N Quilt!
Thanks.

I also linked to this post over @ Amy's Sew & Tell Fridays!


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74 comments:

  1. Wow - I LOVE it... Thanks for sharing it with us all. It is so beautiful.


    Sandy N (Australia). I LOVE reading your blog.

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  2. This is Sensational!
    I have a Verna Layer Cake in my stash,must buy Fat Quarters now.
    This is so perfect for my bedroom.
    Thank you so much for the pattern!!
    I love it!

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  3. I just love this quilt! Thank you so much for the tutorial! Great quilting job. Too bad you don't live nearby, so you could quilt my quilts!

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  4. Totally totally gorgeous - you have a definite signature style in your quilts which I love. I've been using Verna in a hexagon quilt - it is so pretty and just right for spring.

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  5. I. love. the swirls and circles and flowers you quilted ~ beautiful Natalia!

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  6. this is lovely....i really like that ruffle!!!

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  7. This was well worth the wait! omg, You have done such a great job! This is definately on my to do list now!
    Thanks!
    Kelli
    xxx

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  8. The quilting is stunning! And it really shows off the beautiful fabric. Sigh, not sure I can handle another project but this might be it!

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  9. way cute, one more to add to the list of quilts to make. thanks for sharing

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  10. One of my favorites of your creations!

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  11. Wonderful tutorial and beautiful quilting.

    Debbie

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  12. GORGEOUS! The quilting is especially beautiful. Please share this with Kate Spain! She would love to see her fabrics put to such creative use. The coordinating pillows complete the look so well don't they?

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  13. ACK! love the ruffle...looks so hard though!!

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  14. Wow, I love this one! Your tutorials just get cuter and cuter!!

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  15. Beautiful! Love this fabric line! And as always, I think your applique always adds just what is needed to your quilts. Of course your quilting is beautiful too!

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  16. Holy cow. That is one of the most beautiful quilts I have seen. The quilting is absolutely divine. Congrats to you :)

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  17. So pretty Natalia! I love the ruffle detail :)

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  18. Oh my gosh! I am in love! I am definitely going to have to make this one ☺
    And then send it to you to quilt, because that quilting is stunning!!

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  19. I love this quilt!!! What size quilt is this? Queen? Thanks for the tutorial, I am so excited to make this quilt. :)

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  20. Amazing!! This is my favorite so far! Your quilting is exquisite too. I seriously love love love it!

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  21. Beautiful quilt. Beautiful quilting.

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  22. Beautiful quilting! I'm a sucker for swirls in my quilting...

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  23. You did such a good job quilting it! I think it turned out really great!

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  24. That is so pretty! Thanks so much for the step,s I'll be linking.

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  25. Beautiful! I love your quilting!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  26. This is absolutely beautiful! I've never quilted before, but now really want to give it a try.

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  27. This is gorgeous...and the pillowcases just are icing on the cake! And...love the new look to the blog as well!

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  28. I have never quilted before but have been stalking the craft for awhile now. This is absolutely stunning!! I need to learn how to do this.

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  29. Cute, Cute, Cute!!! And love the stitching. You are such an inspiration for us learning to free motion.

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  30. ADORABLE!!!! soooo cute! im so impressesd. the girls in your family have some serious talent!
    I would love to see a "baby girl" version of this quilt. And I wish I had this on my bed too!

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  31. I absolutely LOVE this and must feature it!!

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  32. Maybe a silly question, but is there a template for the flower applique, or should we just wing it? It's a great design, thanks so much for the tutorial!

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  33. so cute Natalia... and I love the quilting!

    Those pebbles are too cute.

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  34. This is just gorgeous. I love the Verna fabric. What a great tutorial. Thanks for sharing!

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  35. süper bir çalışma olmuş emeklerinize sağlık yorganlamayı makinedemi hazırladınız acaba

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  36. wonderful tutorial - your quilting is beautiful.

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  37. This quilt is beautiful! I am looking for a quilt to make for my daughter...and I am pretty sure I want to make this one. Do you have a pattern for the applique flower??? =)

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  38. I love this quilt!!!! I have a 12 days layer cake and a hushabye, oh and plume layer cakes. Which to do which to do?!

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  39. This is just gorgeous! I've made a couple of quilts, but I guess I'm more of a piecer than an quilter. I always seem to run out of gas when I get to the quilting part. Your quilting is gorgeous! How long did it take you to do the quilting.

    You definitely have a new fan and follower!

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  40. Wow I just love the quilt, thank you for the tutorial and the quilting is the most amazing thing, two questions Do you have the flower pattern? and do you have a place were you show your quilts I live in Utah county and I would love to see your quilts in person.
    Thank you

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  41. I am in love with the added flowers! It is just in time for spring...if it would stop snowing. :)

    http://patchworkposse.com/blog

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  42. Oh, there's that pretty flower pattern quilting again! You did an amazing job putting this quilt together and the quilting really accents it and just 'makes' the whole quilt. I love the swirls throughout and the feathers inside the snowball blocks are gorgeous! The Verna fabric is a beautiful choice! WOW! Just WOW!

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  43. What a beautiful quilt and a great tutorial! I'm bookmarking this one. Another quilt for my quilting bucket list! Thanks for taking the time to write such detailed instructions.

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  44. That's a gorgeous quilt, and the quilting on it is divine! Beautiful fabrics!

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  45. Such a fun, springtime quilt! I love it!!

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  46. As always your quilt design is gorgeous but your quilting is just spectacular.

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  47. What did you use as a template for the flowers?

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  48. Wow! Great use of that gorgeous Verna fabric. Love how you did the quilting and the fabrics you chose for the pillowcases. Thanks for sharing!

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  49. natalia, your quilt is absolutely gorgeous!! i've been meaning to let you know that i saw it on the verna flickr group, but have been neglectful in sharing how amazed i was/am at how wonderfully it turned out. you're so talented! thank you so much for posting your fabulous pics! hugs, kate

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  50. Can't find the words to tell you how beautiful this is! Just everything....the fabric, pattern and the quilting! Awesome!

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  51. I am also curious about the template for the flowers. Is there one or are they freeform? Thanks!!

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  52. Hi there--I just had to tell you that my hubby never LOVES any quilt. Well, he LOVES this one & wants me to make matching ones for our girls. I went through the comments, but don't see anything about the flower. Is there a template somewhere on the blog that I can get to? Or buy? It takes me forever to get those types of things right, so any help would be greatly appreciated! :)

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  53. What a gorgeougs design! Adding this to my future projects list, LOL! Thank you for posting this tutorial.

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  54. The flowers make the quilt! Beautiful!!

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  55. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this quilt! I am also looking for the pattern for the flower you used. Is is hidden somewhere on your blog or can you please tell us how you made it! The flowers really make this quilt!! Did I mention I LOVE it??

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  56. Such an easy and simple way to use a layer cake. I'm going to adapt it to make a smaller quilt for my daughters bed. Thanks for the inspiriation. Sam xoxo

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  57. I'm going to use this wonderful project and tutorial to make a quilt for my niece's bed, but I have two questions? what is the size of it? and where can I find the templates for the flowers?
    Thanks in advance. I visit you everyday! You've got a fan in Brasil!
    Hugs.

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  58. Where did you get the flower pattern for the applique?
    Thanks, Tracy

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  59. Love the Ruffle in this quilt. Thanks for the great tutorial. Jane

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  60. BEAUTIFUL!! I am going to try making this one- love it!

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  61. This quilt is gorgeous. Thankyou for showing how it is done. I want to make one of these for myself. The quilting really sets off the beautiful pattern.

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  62. Hi, I love this quilt, as does my 10 y/o daughter. As soon as she saw it, she asked me to make her one. Where can I get the template for the applique flowers?

    Thanks!

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  63. Never seen anything quite like this before - thanks for sharing!

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  64. I featured your quilt on my blog today!

    kimboscrafts.blogspot.com

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  65. a quilt for my son's mil, verna! have written the pattern down and will make it for her birthday.
    thanx for the idea and pattern.

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  66. I would love to try this quilt out. I think the simple design would be perfect for beginners. Though, I may have to skip the ruffles :)

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