For all my fellow nerds, here's the Epic Game of Thrones quilt tutorial I promised!
You will need to download the four FPP sigil patterns from misha29.com. Her patterns finish at 10" square, so you will need to double the size of the templates and adjust the .25" seam allowance around each piece. Some of the templates were quite large after increasing the size, taking two or even three pieces of paper that I had to tape together.
Assemble your Kona solids for the quilt top. I used:
Pewter (2 yds) - Stark direwolf and main quilt background
Silver (1 yd) - Stark banner background
Tomato (1 yd) - Targaryen dragon
Pepper (2 yds) - Targaryen banner background and Baratheon stag
Rich Red (1 yd) - Lannister banner background
Caramel (1 yd) - Lannister lion
Curry (1 yd) - Baratheon banner background
Charcoal (1.375 yd) - Outer border & binding
You'll also need some small cream colored scraps for the lion's tongue and lighter yellow scraps for the stag's crown. I used a twin size sheet for my backing. If you plan on using 42" wide fabric, you'll need 4.5 yards.
As I mentioned in my initial post, you'll probably want to go through each template and check the numbering. I had to renumber many pieces. In addition to the sigil patterns, you'll need to download my banner tail FPP pattern. Print (4) copies of the pattern. Cut each set out and tape together according to the instructions in the pattern.
Before you start your FPP blocks, cut the following pieces from each of the banner background fabrics and set aside:
- (1) 1.5" x 20.5"
- (2) 1.5" x 21.5"
- (2) Pieces large enough for sections 2 & 3 on the banner tail pattern (8" x 16" should suffice)
From the main background fabric (Pewter), cut:
- (4) pieces large enough for section 1 on the banner tail pattern (at least 6" x 22.5")
- (2) 4.5" x 28.5"
- (1) 4.5" x 7"
- (1) 4.5" x 42"
- (6) 3.5" WOF strips
Once that's taken care of, you can FPP your blocks as normal. They should measure 20.5" square, including seam allowances. Tear off the papers. Sew the corresponding 1.5" x 20.5" piece to the top of each block and press. Sew the 1.5" x 21.5" pieces to the left and right sides of the block and press. Piece your banner tail and sew it to the bottom of your block. At this point I did the hand embroidery on each banner. I used a combination of outline stitches and backstitching.
Sew the 4.5" x 7" and 4.5" x 42" pieces together along the short ends and press to make a 48.5" long strip. Divide the 3.5" WOF strips into two sets of (3) strips. Sew each set of strips together end to end to make two long 3.5" wide strips. From each strip cut a 54.5" long piece and a 60.5" long piece.
Assemble your quilt top according to the diagram above. Join each pair of banners with a 4.5" x 28.5" piece. Join the two sections with the 4.5" x 48.5" piece. Sew the left and right borders and then the top and bottom borders.
From your Charcoal fabric, cut (8) 3.5" WOF strips. Sew them end to end in pairs to make (4) long strips. Trim (2) strips at 66.5" long and the remaining (2) at 60.5" long. Sew the 66.5" pieces to the left and right. Sew the 60.5" pieces to the top and bottom.
Cut (7) 2.5" WOF strips from the remaining Charcoal fabric for the binding. The rest is the usual steps of basting, quilting, and binding.