Trim your embroidered squares to 6 1/2"
Cut background fabric into:
1 - 18 1/2" Square
1 - 12 1/2" X 18 1/2"
2 - 24 1/2" X 6 1/2"
6 - 12 1/2" X 6 1/2"
4 - 6 1/2" squares
5 - 3 1/2" WOF strips (borders)
Assemble the upper right corner as shown:
Add the 18 1/2" square to the left of the unit:
Assemble the middle section as shown:
Add the 12 1/2" X 18 1/2" rectangle the left of the unit as shown:
Assemble the bottom section as shown:
Now assemble the field of the quilt:
Take your 3 1/2" strips, and sew them end to end, making one very long strip. I like to sew them together with a 45* angle, but this is not necessary.
Measure the quilt field through the center of the quilt, top to bottom. Take that measurement and cut two pieces from the long border strip. sew these to the sides of your quilt. Press the seam allowance toward the border strips.
Measure through the center of the quilt, side to side. Take this measurement and cut two pieces from the long border strip. Sew these to the top and bottom of your quilt. Press the seam allowance toward the border strips.
My measurements are shown in the diagram below:
Now your top is put together!
Quilt as desired ... I
used a freemotion all over pattern that is reminiscent of a fluer de lys.
Now take your 2 1/2" strips cut from your Fat Quarters and sew them together end to end. Again, I like to sew mine together on the bias, using a 45* angle to avoid bulk. Iron this in half down the length and attach as double fold binding to your quilt. I like to sew the binding to the front, pull binding to the back, glue baste the binding down and then stitch in the ditch from the front, catching the binding on the back.