This detailed, bold and masculine laprug/wallhanging will be a welcome addition to any fisherman’s house. Choose your favourite fabrics from your stash (I actually used Christmas fabrics for this one, and it blends perfectly).
38” square (97cm)
- 65cm of seeded homespun
- 1m Green fabric (blocks + border +binding
- 60cm Yellow (blocks + border)
- 25cm Red (blocks)
- 25cm Blue (blocks)
- 25cm Tan (blocks)
- Gone Fishing designs by Julie Hall Designs
- Embroidery Threads to match your project (or see colour sheet with Gone finishing
- Tearaway stabiliser
- 1m fabric for backing
- 1m wadding
- Neutral coloured sewing thread
- Matboard, Rotary Cutter, Ruler
- ¼” sewing foot
- Take the seeded homespun, and cut into 4 x 12” blocks
- Using a tear away stabiliser, embroider the designs for the quilt into the block.
- Trim all 4 embroidered blocks to 11 1/8” square.
- From the green, yellow, blue and red fabrics, cut a strip 8 ¾” long
- From the strip, cut 1 squares 8 ¾”
- Cut the squares into triangles across both diagonals – leaving you with 4 triangles.
- From the tan fabric, but 1 strips 8 ¾” long
- Cut the squares into triangles across both diagonals – leaving you with 12 triangles.
- Using the picture below, begin stitching the blue, green, yellow and red fabrics to the tan to form large triangles. Press
- Attach the large triangles to the embroidered diamonds to form 4 large squares.
- Join the squares together, being careful to match the join points.
- From the yellow fabric, cut 4 2½” strips. Join
- Working first with the top and bottom, and then on the two sides, join strips of the yellow to the quilt. Press.
- From the green fabric, cut 4 x 4” strips. Join
- Working first with the top and bottom, and then on the two sides, join strips of green fabric to the quilt. Press
- You are now ready to add wadding and backing, to your quilt, and quilt as you please. I chose to ditch stitch through all of the blocks along the join lines, and then use the borders to create an echo quilting outline, in a diamond pattern. It is also at this stage that you can add a rod pocket if you plan on using this as a wall hanging.