We have another beautiful Salt Lake City Temple Panel Quilt to share with you today!
This quilt features several borders that are simple to put together and create a lovely ombre checkerboard effect that echoes the colors from the fabric panel.
To make this quilt you will need:
- Border #1 – Four 3 1/2″ x WOF strips Confetti Cotton – Putty
- Border #2 – Four 2″ x WOF strips Shades – Vintage Blue
- 12 – 3″ squares Confetti Cotton – Marmalade
- 44 – 3″ squares Shades – Vintage Blue
- 34 – 3″ squares Temples Text – Green
- 2 – 5″ x 9 1/2″ rectangles Temples Text – Green
- 2 – 5″ squares Temples Text Green
- 2 – 5″ x 9 1/2″ rectangles Shades – Vintage Blue
- Outer Border – Six 4″ x WOF strips Confetti Cotton – Putty
- Binding – Six 2 1/2″ x WOF strips Confetti Cotton – Hunter Green
- Quilt batting
- Fabric for quilt back
Step 1: Sew the 3″ squares of Putty and Vintage Blue to make 16 Four Patch blocks. Sew the 3″ squares of Vintage Blue and Marmalade together to make six Four Patch Blocks. Sew the 3″ squares of Putty and Green Temple Text together to make 16 Four Patch blocks AND 2 Two Patch blocks. Trim the Four Patch blocks to 5″ square. Trim the Two Patch blocks to 2 3/4″ x 5″.
Step 2: Sew a Border #1 and #2 Putty and Vintage Blue strip together. Press seam. Repeat to make four strips.
Step 3: Sew a Putty/Vintage Blue border strip to each side of the panel. Press Seam. Trim so the border is flush with the panel top and bottom.
Step 4: You will have two Putty/Vintage Blue strips left over for the top and bottom. Check your panel measurement, but it should measure 36″ wide. Add 1/2″ to the width and trim the top and bottom to this measurement. Sew a Putty/Vintage Blue Four Patch Block to each end of one of the strips. Press Seams. Sew to top of the panel. Pin the seams so they line up as you sew.
Step 4: Repeat the same step, except sew a Green/Putty Four Patch to the Putty/Vintage Blue border strip for the bottom border.
Step 5: For the sides, assemble the border strip in the following order — 5″ Vintage Blue Square + 3 Putty/Vintage Blue Four Patch blocks + 3 Marmalade/Vintage Blue Four Patch Blocks + 3 Putty/Green Text Four Patch Blocks + 1 Putty/Green Text Two Patch + 1 5″ Square Green Text. Press seams. Sew a strip to each side with the Vintage Blue at the top. Press seams.
Step 6: For the top, sew 8 Putty/Vintage Blue Four Patch blocks together. Add a 5″ x 9 1/2″ rectangle to each end. Press seams. Attach to top of quilt. This strip may be a tich longer than your quilt width. You may need to ease the blocks to fit, making sure the seams match up.
Step 7: For the bottom border, sew 8 Putty/Green Text Four Patch blocks together. Add a 5″ x 9 1/2″ rectangle to each end. Attach to bottom of quilt, making sure to line up seams and ease the strip as you sew.
Step 8: Add the final Putty border, attaching the sides first, then the top and bottom. Press seams.
Step 9: Make your quilt sandwich (quilt back + batting + quilt top). Baste, and quilt as desired. Finish with binding.
I decided to play with some free motion quilting on my home machine. I added some clouds (some turned out better than others) and movement in the sky with swirls and wavy lines.
For the temple structure, I used a light gray thread and basically followed the lines of the building, outlining all of the windows and details.
I used a tight stippling design on the border which helps to nicely frame the center panel.
It was fun to practice techniques I don’t often use. They add a fun, one-of-a-kind touch to a panel quilt.
For the quilt back, I used the Green Temple Text and Hunter Green Confetti Cotton for the binding.
And that’s all there is to it! Such a lovely, modern option for featuring this gorgeous temple fabric panel!
The Temples collection, by Amanda Herring, is available now at your favorite local and online quilt shops. Pick up yours today and share your makes with us on Instagram using #templesfabric, #rileyblakedesigns, #iloverileyblake, and tag us @rileyblakedesigns.