Monday, December 21, 2009

L-13

I promise in the New Year I will get back on track with Monday/Thursday blocks. I promise.

An easy one.

Out of background fabric, cut 2 squares 6" x 6" and cut each in half on the diagonal.

Sew the resulting four triangles together as in the photo below.

Cut out the center section of the block, removing the bulk of the intersecting seams.

Out of background fabric, cut a square 5.5" x 5.5" and a square 4.5" x 4.5".
Out of main block fabric, cut a square 5.5" x 5.5" and a square 4.5" x 4.5".
Cut all four squares in half on the diagonal.

Sew the triangles together to form two sections as below.

Now we'll do some applique. I used the "freezer paper on top" method and will describe it here but you can obviously use whichever technique you prefer.
Print or trace the block diagram onto the dull side of freezer paper and cut out the outside circle.
Lining up the seam lines, iron the freezer paper onto the right side of the larger pieced square.
Cut out leaving a 1/4" seam allowance.

Place this circle right side up on the right side of the background fabric section, lining up the seams again. Baste through all layers a little more than 1/4" in from the edge of the freezer paper.

Turning under the seam allowances, applique the circle to the background section.
Remove the freezer paper and press.

Cut out the center section once again.

Using the same freezer paper or a new piece, cut out the smaller circle.
Iron this onto the right side of the smaller pieced square, lining up the seam lines.
Cut out, leaving a 1/4" seam allowance.
Place the circle right side op on the right side of the block, lining up the seams with the seams of the circle you just appliqued.
Refer to the block diagram to make sure the position it correctly. The main fabric sections of the top circle should be on top of the background fabric sections of the bottom circle.
Baste through all layers.

Applique the smaller circle to the block.
Remover the freezer paper and press.
Trim the block to 5" x 5".
Cut away excess bulk from the back of the block.
L-13

6 comments:

Needled Mom said...

Looks fabulous!

luv2quilt2 said...

I've struggled with how to tackle this one. Thanks for the easy explanation.

Penny (Aus) said...

Thanks so much for this tutorial. I will try and do some blocks over the 'break'.

viridian said...

I think I see how this works, but I swear I'll ahve to print this all out, with photos, to do it myself.

paulette said...

Wow! Looking gorgeous!! You are going to have an heirloom quilt on your hands when you are finished!! Stunning!
Paulette

Dawn said...

I made this block yesterday using your tutorial and it went together like a charm. Thanks for the great directions!
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