Quilt Along Instruction:
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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