Skill Level: 3-4 out of 5 (Intermediate to Advanced)
When I doodled the shapes that compose Meringue, I immediately thought of the toasted, swooping shapes on the top of a chocolate meringue pie. Meringue is the perfect pattern to use to explore value and have some curved piecing fun. The Meringue digital quilt pattern includes a "bonus quilt" that uses up the large leftover scraps from piecing Meringue to create the Garden Peony design. Both quilts are offered in 3 sizes: baby, lap, and queen, and the pattern includes the needed curve piecing templates, a coloring page, a page for each quilt dedicated to detailed information on how the sample quilts were quilted, and quarter circle templates that I used to mark the quilting lines.
Sizing / Finished Measurements
Baby: 36" x 36" (40" x 40" bonus quilt)
Lap: 72" x 72" (80" x 80" bonus quilt)
Queen: 96" x 96" (96" x 96" bonus quilt)
Templates and Template Preparation
I work with acrylic templates when I am piecing curves, but I know that not all templates are the same and not everyone has templates. When cutting the concave and convex shapes, you may use templates included at the end of the PDF on pages 19-20 or standard 6ʺ finished / 6½ʺ unfinished Drunkard’s Path acrylic templates (I personally use templates from Jen Carlton-Bailly). Note: If you have your own set of Drunkard’s Path acrylic templates, I recommend printing out the templates from pages 19-20 and verifying that your templates match the concave and convex shapes suggested for the pattern.
When you print and cut out the templates from pages 19-20, make sure that the scaling is set to 100% or Actual Size before you print. Measure the 1ʺ square on the template page with one of your quilting rulers to make sure that the templates are printed to the correct size. You may use the printed templates and a fabric marking device of your choice or using template material, trace the paper templates onto the material to create your own templates.
-I find a smaller 28mm rotary cutter ideal for cutting curves in combination with acrylic rulers. This is totally optional. A 45mm rotary cutter will also work very well.
-12½ʺ square ruler or larger
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