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Town Square - Quilt Along 2019


This is our second "Quilt-Along" and we are so very excited to introduce "Town Square" with partnership of the Benton county Enterprise (BCE). The 3rd week of each month BCE will publish a block in the newspaper with cutting and assembly instruction. We will provide more detail with pictures for assembly process here to help assist you. If you are not already a BCE subscriber you can subscribe at the link below to not only receive the block information but also learn about all the "happenings" in Benton County, Missouri.  you can subscribe annually or you may also print just that day's paper for just $2 to get the block pattern for that month. We will list the dates on our website here.
Link for Benton County Enterprise below:  

http://www.bentoncountyenterprise.com/content/subscribe
This is a 3 "Value" quilt and works well with just 3 fabrics in Light, Medium and Dark values.Our photos are all in "Grey-Scale" to help with placement of value.  This quilt works well with tonals or small prints that read as a solid.  If you are going to use a primary focus fabric - this placement would be best in the Medium value range for placement. This is a 7 month Quilt-Along making a quilt apx 88" x 88".   The "Quilt Along" will be listed below each month for assembly instruction but remember - the pattern must be purchased by BCE. 
click below for registration. 
 Town Square Quilt Along Registration

Quilt Along Instruction:    

 This is for assembly only - pattern with fabric requirements and cutting instruction is provided by the Benton County Enterprise.



I am showing fabrics that I used (wovens) to show a different view of fabric choices vs. regular cotton prints. My dark is the blue, while the brown is the medium and then tan for the light color values.  To get inspiration and to share your successes - join our facebook group.
Go to City's Edge Studio facebook and ask to join the BCE Sew Along Group. You will be able to comment and post pictures of your sew along.  


Block 1:  April 20, 2019  (Make 1 Blocks)

Tip:   When cutting pieces – Be sure to mark pieces with fabric value and piece lettering to be sure to place in correct position during block construction.  Ex. DA should be marked on all Dark

                                                                                                                               


Row 1 and 3: 

Corner Blocks. Row 1 and 3
A/C/D/ Unit: (Makes 4) 
Place (L) HST right sides together with (D) sq. Sew and press towards (L) triangle. Repeat on adjacent side of (D) sq.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    


Tip:  Place the triangle into the corner of the square. The triangle will hang off the square.

Place an (D) HST right sides together with a L/D unit. Press towards large (D) triangle.   Square block to size.
If you have a 45 degree angle on your ruler this will help to line up the size and center of the block.

Flying Geese Unit (A/B Unit): (Make 4)
Two of the units will be used in Row 1 and 3. Two of the units will be reserved for row 2. 
Place a (M) HST right sides together with a (D) QST. Sew.   (see illustration with note).
Press towards (M) HST. Repeat with 2nd (M) HST on opposite side of (D) QST. Sew units together as shown to make Rows 1 and 3. Press towards corner block units.

Note:  fold the two triangles in half on the sewing line to line up.  Note that the bottom edges (Not the sewing line) will line up.
Finished rows 1 and 3.

Row 2: 
D/E/F Unit: (Make 1) 
Place a (D) sq. right sides together on each end of a (L) Rectangle. Sew. Press towards (D) sq. (Make 2 units).

Place a (L) Rectangle right sides together on each side of (D) Square. Sew. Press towards Center  (D) Sq. Sew 

Sew rows together to create center square as shown.  Note the seams are pressed in opposite directions. "Marry" the seams togheter with Right Sides Together and pin.  Sew.  (Don't forget to remove pins before sewing over the seaw for safety.)

Sew a Flying Geese Unit to each side of center square unit.  (Flying Geese units made from row 1 and 3)
Press seams toward center square unit.


Block Assembly: 
Sew Rows 1, 2, and 3 together.  Seams from each row should be in opposite directions allowing you to "Marry" the seams, pin and sew.  (Don't forget to remove pins before sewing seams for safety.)   Square block to size according to directions in BCE.

Block 2:  May 16, 2019,  Make 8 blocks
Assembly instruction is for one block.
Tip:   Press towards square pieces in each row to assist with seams joining in line with one another.

                           
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

 

 

HST Unit (Make 4):

 

Place a medium HST right sides together with a light  HST. Sew. Press towards medium triangle.
Square your triangle units using the 45 degree line on your ruler to the appropriate size as indicated in the pattern 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Layout your block as shown to help keep pieces from turning during the construction process.  Take note of Half Square Triangle placements and direction.


Row 1 and 3: 

Place a light square right sides together (on right side) of a HST unit.  Press towards light sq.

Place a dark square right sides together (on left side) of the HST unit. Press towards dark sq.
(Make 2)  and turn one of them for the bottom of the block as shown above in layout.

Row 2:

Place a HST unit right sides together on each end of a dark Sq. Sew.  Press

towards dark sq.   (Note: light triangles should be next to dark sq.


Assemble Block: 
Sew Rows 1, 2, and 3 together as shown to create block.  You will need a total of 8 blocks.

Block 3: June 20, 2019 - TBD



 

 

 







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