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Verona Fabric Collection Ruched Block

It is getting closer and closer.  Verona will soon be released into stores in February 2012.  In fact, it’s “on the water”– being shipped from the manufacturer in Korea now!  Until then, I am going to give you some little teasers on the beautiful creations that can be made with this fabric line.   I have some extremely talented seamstresses/designers working on fabulous patterns, using this collection.  It is impressive stuff!  I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait!   It feels like Christmas around here!

Here is the first in the line up, introducing my Sweet Caroline quilting square with a little unexpected twist, a ruched strip.  Just imagine how beautiful this quilt is going to be put together!  

  With right sides together, fold 7 1/2″ x 22″ strip of fabric in half lengthwise.  Using 1/4″ seam, stitch along long edges to make a tube. 

 Press seam in one direction; turn tube right side out.  Centering seam in back press long edges of tube.  

 Using long machine stitches, baste 3/8″ from each long edge of tube.

 Pull threads, gathering long edges, to make a 12-1/2″ long ruched strip.   

Baste a scant 1/4″ from short edges to secure gathering threads.  

Use a 1/2″ seam to secure the ruched strips to the other pieces of the block.  

Piece the block together as shown in the diagram above. 

Stand back and admire.  Such a beautiful quilting square.  If you have any questions please let me know, I am happy to help!

Take a look at the different color combinations available in the Verona Collection. 

Until next time,

Be Inspired!


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