Monday, September 24, 2012

CQF Month 4 - October 2012 - Woven Together

General Description of Block: Woven Together is a 9 patch block which features 4 accent fabrics strategically placed to create the illusion of ribbons woven together.

FQG: You kit contains fabric for the purple in the corners.  You need to add white for the background, and 4 additional fabrics that coordinate for the "ribbons".  Please steer clear of the dark shade that is the background of our kit fabric.

Cutting Directions: (52 pieces, but some will be strip pieced to make it easier.)

From background: (white)
  • For corner blocks
    • 1, 3 3/4" x 8" strip
    • 3 2" x 8" strips
  • For edge blocks
    • 1, 6 1/4" x 6 1/4" square
      • Sub-cut twice on the diagonal creating 4 small triangles
From Purple (kit)
  • For corner blocks
    • 3, 2" x 8" strips
From accent fabrics: You need the same pieces from each of 4 different fabrics
  • For corner blocks - cut one from each of 4 different fabrics
    • 1, 2" x 2" square
  • For edge blocks - cut one from each of 4 different fabrics
    • 1, 6 1/4" x 6 1/4" square
      • Sub-cut once on the diagonal, creating 2 large triangles
      • Sub-cut one of 2 large triangles once on the diagonal to create 2 small triangles
      • You now have 1 large triangle and 2 small triangles
  • For center block
    • Take one small triangle from edge cuttings.

Piecing Directions:  It is very easy to get the pieces of this block in the wrong place.  Be alert!  If possible set the pieces out in front of you as you put them together.

  • Sew strip sets:
    • Wide white strip + purple strip along long edge
    • White strip + purple strip + white strip along long edge
    • White strip + purple strip
  • Iron seam allowances toward purple side
  • Cut each strip set into 4, 2" x width of set segments
  • Sew 2" x 2" accent squares to white edge of purple square, white square segment
  • Iron seam allowances toward accent fabric
  • Sew strip sets together along long edges to make 4 corner blocks.  They will each have a different color in one corner.
  • Iron seam allowances away from center.
  • Trim blocks to 5" x 5" squares.
Edges:  The placement of colors in these pieces will set the placement for the rest of the block.  Be alert! or prepared to rip.

  • Sew small white triangles to small accent triangles  (you will have one small accent triangle of each color remaining after this step) making sure that the white triangle opens to the right side of the right angle.
  • Iron seam allowances open.
  • Aligning right angles, sew large accent triangles to hypotenuse of small triangle sets.
  • Iron seam allowance toward the large triangles.
  • Trim blocks to 5" x 5" squares.
Center:  Even here it is very easy to get the pieces in the wrong place.  (Ask me how I know!)  Keep your wits about you.  Be alert!
  • Take remaining 4 small accent triangles
  • Sew together 2 sets of 2 making 2 large triangles
  • Iron seam allowances to one side.
  • Sew 2 large triangles together along the hypotenuses to make one large square.
  • Trim block to 5" x 5" square.

Assemble Block:
  • Arrange blocks  in front of you so that the colors match up.

FQG: I am making kits for this quilt from remnants of a Moda Bake Shop project.  I think you are going to like it.  Kate Spain, Cuzco is wonderfully bright and fun.   Once the kits are distributed there will be no more fabric until it is released by Moda and arrives in quilt shops in October.

If you want to participate in this round of our Block of the month program I suggest that you pick up your kit at the beginning of our meeting on September 25th.  (There will be 29 kits available - 30 blocks for the winner, including my sample block.)

The winner of the blocks will be able to make a quilt that looks something like this one.....

.....only much prettier!  Think  jolly rancher candies brights paired with white and navy/deep purple.  You are going to want to win!!

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