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Celebration - Quilt Along 2020

This is our third "Quilt-Along" and we are so very excited to introduce "Celebrstion" 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:
This quilt has 4 basic colors with a background light neutral color. We are showing a more traditional color pallet however, would be beautiful in brights, or even a nice scrappy look within colorways (ex. several light neutrals for background, several pinks, several purples... etc.  The quilt is a nice size of 99" x 99".  You can make it smaller be eliminating the border or larger with a little larger border.  You may also join our FACEBOOK Group for added fun. See what others are doing and provide us your show and tell as you build out your quilt for a chance to win a monthly drawing.  Come Play with us by joining the BCE Sew Along Group BCE Sew Along 2020.  Ask to join today.
Celebration Sew Along

Quilt Along Instruction:    

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

Block 1:  February 20, 2020 

My actual fabrics used were different than pictured in the pattern. This is where a Fabric Key is essential to ensure that fabrics #1 - #4 maintain the overall quilt pattern layout. 
Tip:  Create a Color Key to ensure placements of your fabrics #1 - #4. 
Tip:  Pattern is written for Block Construction 1 at a time, however fabric requirements are for the entire quilt. When Cutting WOF - you may not use the whole piece in the block construction. Hold all extra fabric pieces until entire project is complete.

Cut out pieces as indicated in the Benton County Enterprise Paper.

HST Unit:  Draw a line diagonally on each Background Fabric Square. Place (1) Background

Fabric square and (1) #2 Fabric  square right sides together (RST).  Sew 1/4” on each side of drawn line. Cut on drawn line and press to the #2
Fabric triangle to make HST Unit.

Make 4 HST Units per block.            Note:  Trim dog-ears. This will make it easier to piece when using a 1/4" sewing foot with guide.



Row 1 and 3:

Sew a HST Unit to each side of a Background Fabric sq.  Look at placement of HST Unit in pictured block image.
Press towards Background Fabric sq. Make 2.

Row 2:

Sew a Background Fabric square to each side of #1 Fabric square. Press towards Background Fabric Squares.

 Layout rows as pictured in block image. Sew rows together matching seams of pieced blocks.
Press rows towards center row keeping pieced triangles flat.

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