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Sew Along Block J


We are doing lots of 1/2 square triangles this week. Focus on your pairs. Focus on the direction of the arrows when you sew them together. It can get confusing if you sew an arrow facing in the wrong direction. Yes I did that. Unpicking again....


Here is our block



And the original



Watch this weeks video for tips on piecing and your machine.

Quilt Block J - YouTube


And make sure you read the instructions

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Cutting


I will work in pairs per half square triangle


2 pairs deep orange/red and background

2 pairs deep green and background

2 pairs deep teal and background

2 pairs mid aqua and background

1 pair orange spot and background

2 pairs deep orange/red and orange spot

1 pair orange spot and yellow

2 pairs deep teal and light aqua spot

1 pair light aqua spot and background

1 pair light aqua spot and yellow

1 pair mid green and yellow

1 pair mid green and background

2 pairs mid green and deep green

1 pair light mint and yellow

1 pair light mint and background

2 pairs mid aqua and light mint


This should make the 24 blocks


For the centre cut a 2.5 inch square of yellow


Piecing


Layout your half square triangles and sew the pair together as below


Chain piecing


You can follow the video instructions or try some chain piecing. Arrange and sew the first 2 blocks in each row. Do not cut the threads between each block. Sew block 3 to the block 1 and 2 combo as per photo 3. Continue until blocks 4 and 5 are sewn. Then sew the rows together. Remember to press after each row as been sewn together.



Background


Sew the block to the top of top block C strip


Sew a piece of background 5.5 inches high by 10.5 inches wide to the top of Block J


And it should look like this


We are getting so close. I hope you are liking your quilt and th