A quilt-a-long/block of the month for my quilting friends.
Monday, August 15, 2011
Month 3 - September 2011 - Wheels of Justice
General description of block: This is a nine patch block similar in appearance to a Court House Steps block but with a Quilty Friends twist. It uses all of the 5 fabrics selected.
Cutting directions: (29 pieces)
FQG - dark and light are refering to your "kit" fabric
From dark (black) - cut 1, 5 1/4 inch square. Sub-cut this square diagonally into 4 small triangles.
From light (numbers) - cut 1, 5 1/4 inch square. Sub-cut this square diagonally into 4 small triangles.
FQG - from your stash sellect three fabrics that coordinate with the numbers on the light fabric. Make one the same color as the numbers background - beige. This will be the background color for the block. The other two fabrics can be any color from the print except black. Think jewel tones and back to school.
Beige (background) -
cut 1, 4 ½ inch square.
cut 4, 2 ½ inch squares.
Color 1 (1st contrasting) - cut 4, 2 ½ x 4 ½ inch rectangles.
Color 2 (2nd contrasting) -
cut 4, 2 ½ x 4 ½ inch rectangles.
cut 8, 2 ½ inch squares.
Sew one dark and one light small triangle togther to make one large triangle in which the dark side is to the right when the triangle is viewed with it's longest side down. Being careful not to warp the triangles, iron seams open. Make 4. Be careful to sew each set in the same order. The finished large triangle sshould be identical.
Sew 3, 2 ½ inch squares into “L” shapes with color 2 (2nd contrasting) fabric on the legs and background fabric in the corner. Iron seams toward color 2 (2nd contrasting) fabric.
Trim “L” shapes 1/4 inch to the outside of the three point intersection. You will be cutting color 2 (2nd contrasting) fabric only. The remaining shape is trianglish with three right corners.
Align light and dark large triangle center seam along the inner and outer corners of “L” shape, right sides and hypotenuses together.
Sew along the hypotenuse.
Iron seams toward light and dark triangle side of square.
Trim square to 4 ½ inches.
Middle Edge block - (like you really need directions for this part...)
Sew 1 color 1 (1st contrasting) rectangle to 1 color 2 (2nd contrasting) rectangle along the 4 ½ inch edge.
Iron seam toward color 2 (2nd contrasting) fabric.
row 1& 3 - corner square with light & dark side on the outside, left, edge; middle edge block with color 1 (1st contrasting) fabric next to color 2 (2nd contrasting) fabric; corner square with light & dark side on the outside, right, edge.
row 2 - middle edge block with color 1 (1st contrasting) fabric to the left; background square; middle edge block with color 1 (1st contrasting) fabric to the right.
Assemble rows to make one 12 ½ inch block (actual size, including future seam allowances.)
A quilt like this could be yours.....
It will actually look similar to this one...do you like the scrappy look as much as I do?
Bring your completed block to the September 27th general meeting of the Frisco Quilt Guild to enter the drawing. You could win all of the blocks entered, left over kit fabric, and written finishing suggestions....and what ever else I decide to through in the pot.