Bayberry Twist Quilt – Part One

Twisting and turning in the gentle breeze on a warm spring day, the gentle movement within the design allow these beautiful flowers to flow together.

Materials:

  1. AccuQuilt GO! Big, GO! Or GO! Baby Fabric Cutter
  2. AccuQuilt GO! Qube Mix & Match Qube 8” Finished
  3. AccuQuilt GO! Qube 8” Companion Set – Classic or Corners
  4. AQ55024 GO! Strip Cutter – 1 ½” (1” Finished)
  5. AQ55470 GO! Square – 1 ½” (1” Finished)
  6. AQ55113 GO! Cutting mat 10” x 24”
  7. 25 x coordinating fat quarter prints
  8. 8.5m dark blue main fabric
  9. 280cm x 280cm of wadding
  10. 280cm x 280cm of backing
  11. Sewing Machine
  12. Matching Sewing Thread
  13. General Sewing Tools

Cutting Instructions

  1. From each fat quarter cut:
    • Shape 1 – cut 1 x Square
    • Shape 4 – cut 8 x Quarter square triangle (QST)
    • Shape 5 – cut 16 x Half square triangles (HST)
    • Shape 8 – cut 4 x Rectangles
    • Shape 9 – cut 4 x Chisels
    • Shape 10 – cut 4 x Signature blocks
    • Using AQ55470, cut 40 squares with a mixture of remaining fabrics. These will be the cornerstones of the sashing.

NOTE: You will need to be extremely conservative with your fabric to be able to cut all shapes. Start with your largest shapes first. If needed, cut out a trial first on a scrap piece of fabric. I also sorted my fabric into 5 bundles of 5, so when sewing there was uniformity within the blocks. I cut the fabrics out 5 at a time and sorted into relevant pieces.

  1. From main fabric cut:
    • Cut 15 x 3 ¾” strips
      • Using Shape 5 – cut 500 x HST
    • Cut 7 x 5” strips
      • Using Shape 8 – cut 100 x Rectangles
        • Place rest of fabric aside for quilt construction

Block Sewing Instructions

All seams are ¼” unless otherwise specified.

  1. Sort fabrics out into 5 groups of 5 fabrics. Mix and match the colours from each set to make a complete set, comprising of the following and not doubling up on colour’s:
    • Fabric 1 – (1) x Shape 1
    • Fabric 2 – (8) x Shape 5
    • Fabric 3 – (8) x Shape 4 and (4) x Shape 8
    • Fabric 4 – (4) x Shape 10
    • Fabric 5 – (4) x Shape 9 and (8) x Shape 5
    • Main fabric – (4) x Shape 8 and (20) Shape 5
  2. From fabric 2, use (2) Shape 5, HST and from fabric 3, use (1) Shape 4, QST. Sew (1) Shape 5 onto each side of the Shape 4, as illustrated right. Press seam out, toward the HST. Repeat 3 times to make a total of 4 flying geese blocks.
Bayberry twist - Picture1
  1. From main fabric, use (2) Shape 5, HST and from fabric 3, use (1) Shape 4, QST. Sew (1) Shape 5 onto each side of Shape 4, as illustrated right. Press seam out, towards the HST. Repeat 3 times to make a total of 4 flying geese blocks.
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  1. Using (1) of each of the different flying geese blocks and (1) Shape 8 of fabric 3, sew the flying geese to each side of the rectangle, as illustrated below. Press seams in towards the rectangles. Repeat 3 times to make a total of 4 units. Place aside when complete.
    NOTE: The direction of the seams is important so the seams will ‘nest’ when sewing the complete block. This also removes bulk from the seams and allows for more precise piecing.
Bayberry twist - Picture3
  1. From fabric 4, use (1) Shape 10, signature block and from fabric 5 use (1) Shape 5, HST. Sew the HST along the edge of the Signature block as shown. Press the seam towards the HST. Repeat 3 times to make a total of 4 units.
  2. From the main fabric, use (1) Shape 5, HST and sew to the other side of the Shape 10, signature block. Press seam towards the HST. The complete unit should look the same as right. Repeat 3 times to make a total of 4 units.
Bayberry Twist - Picture4
  1. From the main fabric, use (1) Shape 8, rectangle and this completed unit. Sew the rectangle to the top of the unit. Make sure you sew in the orientation as shown right, to make the pattern correct. Press seam towards the rectangle.
Bayberry Twist - Picture5
  1. Sew (1) Shape 5, HST from fabric 5 and (1) Shape 5, HST from main fabric together. Press seam towards fabric 5. Repeat this three times to make a total of 4 units.
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  1. Sew (1) main fabric Shape 5, HST, onto the end of the fabric 5, Shape (9) chisel, as shown right. Press seam towards chisel.
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  1. Sew these two unit together in the orientation as shown right. Press seam towards the chisel. Repeat 3 times to make a total of 4 units.
Bayberry Twist - Picture8
  1. Using this chisel unit, sew onto the signature block unit in the orientation as shown right. Press seam outwards towards the chisel unit. Repeat 3 times to make a total of 4 units.
Bayberry Twist - Picture 9

Assembling the block

Lay the pieces out as illustrated below, making sure all the pieces are laid in the correct orientation. Now double check

Sew the units together in rows, pinning if necessary, matching and nesting seams as you go. Press the seams of the first and third row towards the outer blocks and the middle row intowards the centre block.

Pin the rows together, matching and nesting seams. Sew together and press seam to outer edge.

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You will need a total of 25 blocks.

Congratulations on finishing your Bayberry Twist Quilt – Part one!

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10 responses to “Bayberry Twist Quilt – Part One

  1. Hello Debbie,
    Love the pattern and keen to make it up. I don’t have the 8”cube set, I have the 9” and companion set. Is it possible to participate in this quilt using the 9” ?
    Thank you
    Heather N

    1. Hi Heather, yes the shape numbers will correspond with the 9′ Qube shapes, although you will need more fabric and the blocks will turn out about 18″. You may need to cut down on the quantity of blocks, as this is already a king size quilt 🙂
      Debbie

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