Lancaster Co., block 1 is available for download. The block measures 14.5″ finished. I generally cut the background blocks about 16.5″ square to account for any shrinkage during stitching, then trim down to the cut size of 15″ after the applique is done. I’m going scrappy with the backgrounds using Kim Diehl’s Butter Churn Collection of neutrals for the background. I found it at Keepsake Quilting . They’re just wonderful!
The quilt finishes at 77″ x 92.5″
Fabric Requirements –
Background -5 yards total (based on a initial cut size of 16.5″ for your blocks plus the 1.5 yards needed for the center block.
Sashing – 2.25 yards Black
Outer Border – 2.5 yards Red
Outer Border (letters) 1.5 yards Black
Assorted fat quarters for applique. I chose a variety of reds, golds, blues, greens and blacks.
Let’s get the new year rolling with a new pattern to enjoy!