My Mirabelle Quilt is finally finished! I started this quilt a couple of years ago using a layer cake from the Mirabelle collection by Fig Tree for Moda Fabrics, so I thought I would write an explanation on how I made it, in case you’d like to make one too.
To make a block, I first cut a sheet from the layer cake into four quarters. This gives me four 5″ squares.
Using the template, I cut a hatchet piece from each of these four squares.
Next I cut four 3.5″ squares from the plain fabric and cut each of those in half across the diagonal, to make eight triangles in total.
I then sewed a triangle on to each of the long sides of the hatchet pieces with a ¼ inch seam
After opening out and pressing, I trimmed off the little tail pieces and repeated with the three other pieces from the layer cake square. Lay them out as shown.
From the plain fabric, I cut some strips, 1 inch wide. For each block I needed two strips that were 5 inches long and one strip that was 10 inches. These were sewn as shown below. You will end up with ½ inch finished cross pieces.
I cut 1.5 inch strips to make a finished 1 inch sashing between all the blocks and added a 2.5″ border around the whole quilt, before binding.