Hot Air Balloon Quilt. PDF Pattern Only. Modern Quilt. Mini Quilt. Graduation Gift. Gift. Paper Piecing. Scrap Quilt. Instant Download. PDF.


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Make "Up and Away" mini for your next quilt swap or as a gift. This 18" x 18" quilt is great as a wallhanging -- add a border to make an oversized pillow or make multiple blocks and construct a larger quilt!

This is the perfect pattern to use up your fabric scraps! If you need additional fabric to complement your stash, charm packs and fat eighths are the perfect size for this pattern.

This pattern requires foundation paper piecing techniques. General foundation paper piecing knowledge is assumed.

This is a PDF pattern and is available for immediate download. Please let me know if you have any problems downloading it from Etsy and I would be glad to email you a copy.

Included in this pattern:
- Full color photo and diagrams
- Detailed, tested instructions and diagrams
- Coloring Sheets to play with color placement. Use the colors I used or mix it up and make it your own!

Materials to make one 18" x 18" block:
variety of Purple solids and/or prints: 12 pieces approx. 2 1/2"x 4 1/2" in size
variety of Orange solids and/or prints: 28 pieces approx. 3"x 4 1/2" in size
variety of Blue solids and/or prints: 30 pieces approx. 3" x 4 1/2" to 4" x 5" in size
variety of Green solids and/or prints: 20 pieces approx. 3" x 4 1/2" to 4" x 5" in size
variety of Brown solids and/or prints: 2 pieces approx. 2 1/2" x 71/2" in size
variety of White solids and/or prints: 17 pieces approx. 5" x 5" to 6" x 7 1/2" in size
2/3 yd Backing Fabric
1/4 yd Binding Fabric
22" x 22" Batting

You Will Also Need:
paper scissors or rotary cutter (to cut out templates)
optional - CottageCutz Add-a-Quarter Ruler (6" or larger)
optional - Wallpaper Seam Roller or Bone Folder

This pattern is for personal use only.
Please do not share the instructions with others.

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Up and Away mini is a modern quilt that I designed in early 2016. In June 2016, Up and Away won honorable mention as well as Mark Lipinski's Judge's Choice award in the Quilt Alliance "Playing Favorites" Contest.

For this project, I used one of my favorite piecing techniques, foundation paper piecing. I love paper piecing because I can design and execute precise design elements. Foundation paper piecing takes practice, but the technique is rewarding and the results are worth the work.

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Jan 17, 2017 by Lisa B.

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