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                                                          Halloween 2017
                                                   Attic Window quilt using “Eerily Elegant” panel by Deb Strain for Moda
                                                          Finished: 52” x 62”
 
                                                                 Supplies:                                                                                                         Abbreviations:
                                                                   2 panels of 6 blocks (12)                                                                     WOF = width of fabric
                                                                  1/2 yard darker grey or black for left side of blocks                           RST = right sides together
                                                                  1/2 yard lighter grey for bottom of blocks
                                                                   1 2/3 yards gold/yellow sashing ( less if you piece the sashing)
                                                                   1 1/4 yard black for border and binding
                                                                   Backing and batting for 60” x 68”
 
 
 
 
 
 
 • Cut the (12) blocks from panels to be 11” x 12 1/2”.
 • Cut 12 1/2” x WOF of the lighter grey fabric used on the bottom of the blocks. From this, cut (12) 2 1/2” x 12 1/2”  strips. From leftover fabric, cut (12) 2 1/2” x 2 1/2” squares. 
 • Cut 13” x WOF of the black, or darker fabric for left sides of blocks. From this, cut (12) 2 1/2” x 13” strips.
 • Cut (7) 1 1/2” x LENGTH of fabric strips of gold/yellow fabric. (7 strips 1 1/2” x 60” roughly.) Cut (2) of these to 56 1/2” in length for the side strips of the quilt. Cut the remaining (5) strips to 45” in length for the horizontal strips. From the leftover strips you cut off, cut (8) 1 1/2” x 13” strips, for vertical strips.
 • Cut (6) 4 1/2” x WOF strips from the black fabric for the border pieces.  Sew all strips together to form one long strip. From this cut (2) strips 4 1/2” x 51” (top and bottom borders). Cut (2) 4 1/2” x 66” (side borders).
 
Sew the lighter grey strips to the bottom of each panel block. Press seams to darker fabric.
Sew the lighter grey squares RST on the end of each black strip as shown here. Sew on the red dotted line. Cut the excess off and press open.  MAKE SURE YOU ARE SEWING THE LINE CORRECTLY! You’ll want it to match the grey strip on the bottom of the block to get the mitered look. 
Lay out your blocks to get them where you like them in the quilt design. On (8) of the blocks, sew the gold/yellow fabric strips
1 1/2” x 13” to the right side of the blocks that are in the first and second columns.
First, sew each ROW of blocks together. Then sew a gold/yellow strip 1 1/2” x 45” between the rows. Sew one on top and bottom of rows, too, for a total of (5) strips. Sew the (2) gold/yellow strips 1 1/2” x 56 1/2” on the sides.
 
For the borders, sew the top and bottom borders on first, trimming them flush to the edges when finished. Then sew the side borders, trimming to square up. Finish with batting, backing, quilting and binding as you normally would with any quilt!