If made according to these directions, the quilt will measure 69″ x 83″ finished.

For the fabric requirements, the amount of yardage is given as if I were writing this for a commercial pattern. The exact inches given are . . exact inches needed. This allows no room for straightening the fabric if needed . . this is exactly how many inches of fabric you will use. I wouldn’t recommend using a fabric that has 40″ if exactly 40″ is needed. I would feel comfortable using a 42″ piece. Use your own judgment!

### Fabric Requirements & Cutting Instructions:

**Light Background:** (1-1/4 yard) (40” to be exact)

4 – 2-1/2” strips. (A)

4 – 2-1/2” strips. Cut into 24 – 2-1/2” x 6-1/2” rectangles. (C)

1 – 6-1/2” strip. (E)

2 – 2-1/2” strips. Cut into 6 – 2-1/2” x 8-1/2” rectangles. (F-1)

2 – 2-1/2” strips. Cut into 4 – 2-1/2” x 10-1/2” rectangles. (G)

1 – 3” strip. (N)

**Dark Background:** (1-1/2 yards) (48” to be exact)

2 – 5-1/2” strips. Cut into 14 – 5-1/2” squares. (I)

10 – 2-1/2” strips. Cut into:

• 14 – 2-1/2” x 8-1/2” rectangles. (X)

• 18 – 2-1/2” x 6-1/2” rectangles. (U)

• 14 – 2-1/2” x 4-1/2” rectangles. (V)

• 18 – 2-1/2” squares. (W)

8 – 1-1/2” strips (Border #2)

**Gold:** (1/4 yard) (6” to be exact)

1 – 3” strip. Cut into 4 – 3” squares. (L)

1 – 3” strip. (Q)

**Red:** (3/8 yard) (9” to be exact)

1 – 3” strip. Cut into 6 – 3” squares. (M)

1 – 3” strip. (O)

1 – 3” strip. (R)

**Navy:** (3-5/8 yards) (129” to be exact)

4 – 2-1/2” strips. (B)

2 – 2-1/2” strips. (D)

1 – 2-1/2” strip. Cut into 6 – 2-1/2” squares. (F) (Save the rest of this strip. If you’re binding with this fabric, add this to your binding strips.)

4 – 3” strips. Cut into 28 – 3” x 5-1/2” rectangles. (H)

6 – 3” strips. Cut into 18 – 3” x 10-1/2” rectangles. (J) Save the rest of these strips.

2 – 3” strips. Cut into 10 – 3” x 8” rectangles. (K)

2 – 3” strips. Cut into 12 – 3” x 5-1/2” rectangles. (P)

1 – 5-1/2” strip. (S)

4 – 2-7/8” strips. Cut into 43 – 2-7/8” squares. Cut these on the diagonal once to have 86 triangles. (T)

8 – 2-1/2” strips (Border #1)

8 – 4” strips (Border #3)

**Note:** You are going to need 1 – 3-1/4″ square (Y). **See Step 21.**

### Sewing Directions:

1. Using 2-1/2” light background strips (A) and 2-1/2” blue strips (B), make 1-1/2 sets. Press seam allowances towards darker strips. Cut into 24 – 2-1/2” segments.

2. Using 2-1/2” light background strips (A) and 2-1/2” blue strips (B), make 1 strip set. Press seam allowances towards darker strips. Cut into 12 – 2-1/2″ segments.

3. Using the segments, make 12 nine patches. Press seam allowances away from the center strip.

4. Sew a 2-1/2” x 6-1/2” light background strip (C) to two opposite sides of the nine patches. Make 12.

5. Sew a 2-1/2” blue strip (D) to the top and bottom of a 6-1/2” light background strip (E). Make 1 strip set. Press seam allowances towards darker strips. Cut into 14 – 2-1/2″ segments.

6. Sew a segment from Step 5 to the top and bottom of two units from Step 4. Make 2.

7. Sew a segment from Step 5 to the bottom only of 10 units from Step 4. Make 10.

8. Sew a 2-1/2” blue square (F) to one end of a 2-1/2” x 8-1/2” light background (F-1) rectangle. Make 6.

9. Sew the unit from Step 8 to the top of a unit from Step 4. Make 6.

10. Sew a 2-1/2” x 10-1/2” light background strip (G) to the top of a unit from Step 4. Make 4.

11. Sew a 3” X 5-1/2” blue rectangle (H) to two opposite sides of a 5-1/2” dark background square (I). Make 14.

12. Sew a 3” x 10-1/2” blue rectangle (J) to the top and bottom of four segments from Step 11. Make 4.

13. Sew a 3” x 10-1/2” blue rectangle (J) to the top only of the remaining 10 segments from Step 11. Make 10.

14. Sew a 3” gold square (L) to a 3” x 8” blue rectangle (K). Make 4.

15. Add the segment from Step 14 to the bottom of 4 units from Step 13. Make 4.

16. Sew a 3” red square (M) to a 3” x 8” blue rectangle (K). Make 6.

17. Add the segment from Step 16 to the bottom of 6 of the units from Step 13. Make 6.

18. Sew a 3” light background strip (N) to 3” red strip (O). Make 1 strip set. Cut into 12 – 3” segments.

19. Using the segments from Step 18, make 6 four patches.

20. Sew a 3” x 5-1/2” blue strip (P) to two opposite sides of the four patches. Make 6.

21. Sew a 3” gold strip (Q) and a 3” red strip (R) to the top and bottom of a 5-1/2” blue strip (S). Cut into 12 – 3” segments.

Note: After cutting the 12 – 3″ segments, from the leftover strip, cut one 3-1/4″ square of dark blue fabric. Cut it on the diagonal twice to have 4 triangles. (Y)

22. Sew a segment from Step 21 to the top and bottom of the segment from Step 20. Make 6.

23. Using the (T) triangles, and the 2-1/2” x 6-1/2” dark background rectangles (U), the 2-1/2” x 4-1/2” dark background rectangles (V), the 2-1/2” squares (W), create 14 of each of the following:

24. Sew them together as follows:

25. Sew (T) triangles to the 2-1/2” x 8-1/2” dark background rectangles (X).

26. Attach the segment from Step 25 to the bottom of the unit from Step 24. Make 14. These are the setting triangles. Make 14.

27. Sew 2 blue triangles (T) to opposite sides of a 2-1/2” dark background square (W). Sew a smaller blue triangle (Y) to the top. Make 4.

28. Sew 2 blue triangles (T) to the ends of a 2-1/2” x 6-1/2” dark background rectangle (U). Make 4.

29. Sew the units from Steps 26 and 27 together to create the four corner triangles. Make 4.

### Setting the Rows Together:

So you can see the block lines, I’ve changed the dark blue to lighter blue for the following diagram:

Without borders, including seam allowances, the top should measure real close to 57” x 71-1/4”. With the blocks being set on point, the measurements aren’t exact but are within ¼” of these measurements. I don’t worry about ¼”! There are some bias edges in there so be real careful about stretching the top.

### For the Borders:

Since there are no pieced borders, use whatever size you’d like. Check your leftover strips to see if any of them can be used.

For my borders, here’s what I used:

**Border #1** – Blue. Strips are cut 2-1/2”.

• Sides should be 2-1/2” x 71-1/4”.

• Top and Bottoms should be 2-1/2” x 60”.

**Border #2** – Dark Background. Strips are cut 1-1/2”.

• Sides should be 1-1/2” x 74-1/4”.

• Top and Bottoms should be 1-1/2” x 62”.

**Border #3** – Blue. Strips are cut 4”.

• Sides should be 4” x 76-1/4”.

• Top and Bottoms should be 4” x 69”.