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Sew Along Block B

I hope you got time to sew this week. If not remember there is no rush. These posts will stay here.


This is what your next block looks like. Both ours and the original.






Here are the instructions


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Here is Kimberly's video with tips, tricks and advice for this block

Quilt Block B - YouTube For both this and the first block a standard patchwork square or rectangular ruler has the markings you need on it. You do not need a specialty ruler.


Cutting

From each of the 4 rainbow fabrics cut a 1.5 * 2.5 inch rectangle

From each of the 4 rainbow fabrics cut a 1.5 * 1.5 inch square


Sew and place these as follows

Repeat for the squares

It should look like this when you are done

Cut another 1.5 * 2.5 inch rectangle from each of the yellow and coral fabrics and place as follows. Pay attention to the middle 4 patch so you place and sew it correctly. I have have got it wrong...twice.


It should look like this when you are done


Cut 2 x 2.5 inch squares from the background.


Cut 2 x 3.5 inch squares from the background.


Cut 2 x 1.5 by 3.5 inch rectangles from the background.


Cut another 1.5 * 2.5 inch rectangle from each of the yellow and coral fabrics.


From the coral and yellow fabrics cut two of the following - 1.5 * 3.5 inch rectangle


From the green and teal fabrics cut one of the following - 1.5 * 3.5 inch rectangle


Place as follows.



Sewing


We are starting in the middle. Sew the teal strip to the coral strip.

Sew the yellow strip to the green strip.

Both as shown in the layout photo above.


Then sew the yellow strip to the side of the 2.5 inch square of background.

And the coral strip to the side of the 2.5 inch square of background.


Next sew the 3.5 inch strips of background and yellow together and the background and coral together.


It should look like this when you are done. Remember to press as you go.



Sew the 3 middle strips together




Sew the 3 blocks together on each side. Do not include the 3.5 inch background squares.

It should look like this when you are finished.





Place the 3.5 inch background squares over the centre strip as shown.



Only sew down 1 inch on each side as shown.



From each of the the green and the teal fabrics cut

1 - 1.5 x 5.5 inch rectangle

1 - 1.5 x 6.5 inch rectangle


Sew the 5.5 inch strip to the partly sewn piece of background and centre strip. Teal to the top, Green to the bottom as laid out here.





Then go ahead and finish sewing the two side pieces




Sew the side pieces to the centre strips



Yes we are so close now.

All going well you should have the following pieces left

- teal 6.5 inches * 1.5

- green 5.5 inches * 1.5

- Two background pieces 3.5 inches * 1.5


Lay it out as follows



Sew the teal and background together

Sew the green and background together

Sew one to each side as laid out


All going well your finished block should measure 10.5 inches square


Background


Cut 1 rectangle 10.5 inch wide by 16.5 inches long. This gets sewn to the bottom of the block. Cut another rectangle 10.5 inches wide by 5.5 inches long. This gets sewn to the top of the block.



Are you exhausted? I am. See you next week

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