Sunday, 13 May 2018

Block of the Month (BOM) Block #5 May 2018



So let us get started!

What you Need:
1 fat Quarter White Fabric - Background (either plain or tone on tone)
1 Fat Quarter each of Dark Blue and Bluish Purple ( Either plain or print)
Sewing Machine with ¼” foot
Rotary Cutter
Cutting Mat
Quilting Ruler (Affiliate Link)
Matching Threads
Thread Snips
Best Press
Iron and Ironing Pad

Cutting Instructions:

You can Find your printable cutting instruction HERE
and
a colouring page for you to use HERE
or you can use the table below


Cutting Instructions

From the White Background Fabric

Cut 20 ✂ 1⅞ ”  Squares.
Cut 2 ✂ 5” squares then cut Diagonally to yield 4 triangles
Dark Blue
Cut 4 ✂ 5" Squares then cut diagonal to yield 4 triangles.

Blueish purple 
Cut 25 ✂ 1⅞ ” Squares


Block Assembly
Now onto the Assembly of your Block
and Don't forget we have a Video Tutorial for you
to follow along with you can find the Video

*****Note****
We are using SCANT Quarter inch seam allowance throughout the pattern and pressing Seams Open.  Please Reduce your stitch length
2.0 or 1.8 depending on your machine.

First, we are going to create our Half Square Triangles (HST)
You will be creating 4 Dark Blue & White HST.
Reduce your stitch length to 2.0 or lower to what
The machine will allow,
We do this as we are opening up our seams. This action of lowering
Our stitch length will stop the block from coming apart.
To Create your 4 HST units, you will,
take your white and Dark Blue  triangles from cut B
with right sides together sew an
Scant ¼" inch seam allowance from one corner
diagonal to the opposite corner.
Now Press open.
Your HST should now look like the picture below
Repeat with the remainder of the triangles.
You will now have 4 units. You will
square these up to 4.5" square.

HST

Next, we are going to create our 9 patches
as seen below in the diagram,
for full instructions on how to make these
please refer to our supplementary video HERE
These should measure 4.5" as well...if they don't then
trim them, by taking a little off each side. This will stop them from
looking a little off.

9 Patch unit 


Remembering to use scant ¼” seam allowance and press your seams open
Not sure how to do this, Please refer to the Video
We have posted on YouTube.
You can find it HERE

And don’t forget to Subscribe while you are
There that way you won’t miss out on any
Of my future videos.

Now onto Block assembly

Step 1.
Assemble your first row as pictured below



Step 2.
Assemble row 2 like pictured



Step 3.
Assemble row 3 as pictured below


Step 6.
We now are going to assemble the block follow the
images below and the arrows...
Make sure that you press your seams open and nest
your seams..refer to the video if you are not sure.


Row 1
Row 2


Row 3
Your block is now assembled and ready to be set aside
do not trim your block until we have all 12 finished
Make sure that you have ¼” around the block we will not lose any points when it
Comes to final Assembly of your quilt. Set this block aside.  


Finished Block
Called “Road to California Variation ”

I hope you enjoyed your Fifth block for the Block of the Month.
Please don’t forget to share your gorgeous blocks with our
Facebook Community and Crafty Friends
We all love seeing what you are creating.
Join us again next Month for another Block


Happy Quilting ") N


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