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The Dashing Roses Throw is one of our most romantic flower quilt patterns. With soft colors and ornate prints reminiscent of Victorian wallpaper, this quilt makes a subtle but elegant accent to your decor. Drape it over a neutral sofa for effortless style.
Project Type: Make a Project
Quilt Size: 56 inches wide x 56 inches long
Time to complete: A month or more
Primary Technique: Pieced
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Note: This quilt was designed using fabrics in the Dashing Roses collection from Art Gallery Fabrics. Fabrics are coded in materials list. The estimate for the fabrics of the borders and binding assumes that long strips are pieced. All seam allowances are 1/4”. Please read all directions before beginning and press carefully after each seam.
Note: Letters shown in color blue inside the Block Diagrams represent the templates or patches but ALSO represent the fabric styles explained in materials list.
For each block 1 cut: (8 blocks total)
- Seven (7) 2-1/2” squares from fabric A.
- Four (4) 2-1/2” squares from fabric B.
- Two (2) 4-1/2” by 2-1/2” strips from fabric B.
- Two (2) 10-1/2” by 2-1/2” strips from fabric E.
For each block 3 cut: (1 block total)
- Two (2) 6-1/4” squares from fabric B. Cut them twice diagonally.
- Four (4) 4” squares from fabric F.
For sashing cut:
- Thirty-six (36) 10-1/2” by 1-1/2” strips from fabric G.
- Twelve (12) 1-1/2” squares from fabric C.
- Three (3) 2-5/8” squares from fabric C. Cut them twice diagonally.
For each block 2 cut: (4 blocks total)
- Two (2) 6” by 5” strips from fabric F. Cut them once diagonally.
- One (1) 2-1/8” square from fabric C.
- Two (2) 4-5/8” by 2-1/8” strips from fabric G.
- One (1) 11-3/8” by 4-3/4” strip from fabric D.
For each side triangle unit cut: (8 units total)
- One (1) 3” square from fabric C.
- Two (2) 5-1/2” by 3” strips from fabric F.
- One (1) 3-3/8” square from fabric C. Cut it once diagonally.
- One (1) 5-7/8” square from fabric C. Cut it once diagonally.
For each corner triangle unit cut: (4 units total)
- One (1) 5-1/2” by 3” strip from fabric F.
- One (1) 3-3/8” square from fabric C. Cut it once diagonally.
- One (1) 6-1/4” square from fabric C. Cut it twice diagonally.
For borders cut
- Two (2) 47-1/8” by 1-1/2” strips from fabric G.
- Two (2) 49-1/8” by 1-1/2” strips from fabric G.
- Four (4) 60” by 3-1/2” strips from fabric H.
For each block 1:
- Piece alternate 2-1/2” squares from fabrics A and B until you have five together, as shown in BLOCK 1 Diagram. Make another like this.
- Join together two fabric B 4-1/2” by 2-1/2” strips with one fabric A 2-1/2” square in the middle. Piece the block, inserting two fabric E strips in the middle as shown in the BLOCK1 Diagram. Make 8 Blocks.
For each block 2:
- Draw a vertical line in the center of the fabric D strip (having the strip positioned horizontal in front of you). Now, draw a diagonal line on the same strip from one corner to the matching top vertical line of the strip, as if you were doing a flying goose unit. Draw another diagonal line on the opposite side, (revealing a triangle). These will be your sewing lines.
- Place a triangle from fabric F on top of one half of the fabric D strip, aligning one short line of the triangle with the vertical line. Sew, diagonally, 1/4” inside the longest edge line of the triangle. Flip the other fabric F triangle and sew it on the opposite side of the same strip in the same way. You will have a flying goose unit but made with rectangles instead of squares (as shown in BLOCK 2 Diagram). Make another unit like this.
- For the center unit of the block, piece consecutively one strip from fabric G, one from fabric C and one from fabric G.
- Join the units together following the BLOCK 2 Diagram. Trim “dog ears”. Make 4 Blocks.
For each block 3:
- Piece together two quarter square triangles from fabric B making a bigger triangle, (as shown in BLOCK 3 Diagram). Make four units like this.
- Now, join together four squares from fabric F as if a four patch block.
- Sew each fabric B unit to each side of the fabric F unit. Trim “dog ears”. Make 1 Block.
For each side triangle:
- Sew one fabric C 3-3/8” half square triangle to the shorter side of a fabric F strip and later to one fabric C 3” square.
- Sew one fabric C 5-7/8” half square triangle to the longest side of a fabric F strip.
- Finish adding another fabric C 3-3/8” half square triangle on the corner (as shown in the diagram). Make 8 units.
For each corner triangle:
- Sew one fabric C 3-3/8” half square triangle to the shorter side of a fabric F strip and later to another fabric C 3-3/8” half square triangle.
- Finish adding another fabric C 6-1/4” quarter square triangle on the corner (as shown to the right). Make 4 units.
For the center:
- Sew two fabric C small triangles to the ends of one fabric G strip. Follow adding the units for the second row as shown in the picture, alternating between the blocks and the sashing.
- Complete all the rows in the same way. Then, piece all the rows together as shown in the picture.
- Add the four corner units at the end.
For the inner border:
- Join enough fabric G strips in order to make a 49-1/8” strip. Make another long strip like this. Sew them along the remaining sides of the top with a 1/4” seam allowance. Press open.
For the outer border:
- Join, enough fabric H strips to make a 60” strip. Make another three strips like this.
- Sew them along the four sides of the top with mitered corners and with a 1/4” seam allowance. Press open.
Layer, quilt and single bind (1-1/2” strips) with fabric G as desired.
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