Saturday, March 27, 2010

LS-3

Some piecing, some applique.

Trace or print the block diagram onto foundation paper, number, and cut out as in the photo.
We will be ignoring the melons for now.
Foundation piece all the numbered sections and trim the seam allowances to 1/4".
Print or trace the top block section onto freezer paper and cut out.  Also cut out the inside of the melon.
Iron the freezer paper template to the right side of the top block section, centering it carefully.  Cut out the melon, leaving a small seam allowance.  Clip the sharp inside corners and curves.
Out of main block fabric, cut a 3" x 5" section and lay it right side up on the table.
Place the block section on top.
Baste through all layers.  Baste far enough from the freezer paper edges to allow you to turn under the seam allowance.
Turning under the seam allowance, reverse applique the melon. Remove the freezer paper and trim away the excess fabric from the back of the block section.
Print or trace the bottom block section onto freezer paper and cut out the triangular section containing the melon shape, as well as the melon.
Iron the freezer paper to the right side of the bottom block section as in the photo.
Cut out the melon shape, leaving a small seam allowance.  Clip the sharp inside corners and curves.
Out of background fabric, cut a 2.5" x 4" section and lay it right side up on the table.
Place the block section on top.
Baste through all layers. Baste far enough from the freezer paper edges to allow you to turn under the seam allowance.
Turning under the seam allowance, reverse applique the melon. Remove the freezer paper and trim away the excess fabric from the back of the block section.
Sew together the bottom three block sections.
Attach the top section.
LS-3

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