Thursday, April 26, 2018

On Your Mark, Create! Part II

Formerly, I showed you how to make a 12" finished, strip-pieced block featuring Simone Bradford's On Your Mark fabrics for Paintbrush Studios. As promised, I'm going to show you how to amp up that block to create and even bigger, awesomer (Yup, I know that's not a word.) 24" finished block. I threw in a white solid to make my low volume background fabrics go a little farther. (I have a practice of diving in, chopping up fabric, and then calculating the most efficient method of using the fabric--in that order.) In hindsight, I would have chosen something that was creamier. (Again--do first, analyze later, on my part.)


You'll need a 12" block for the center, so check out my previous post for assembly instructions. Or you can use any block you like that finishes at 12"; I promise my pride can handle it. You could even use up orphan sampler blocks you have hanging around. How economical!




Now let's cut up some fat quarters. I recommend non-directional ones. From the color, cut four 2 1/2" x 20" strips and one 2 1/2" x 10" strip.


The following will give you the pieces and parts you need for the background for two of the corner units. From a background fabric fat quarter, cut two 4 1/2" x 20" strips and two 2 1/2" x 20" strips. Divide each 2 1/2" strip into two 2 1/2" x 10" strips, making four total.


To cut the background necessary for the outer middle sections, cut two 4 1/2' x 20" strips and two
2 1/2" x 20" strips from a fat quarter. Do this once for each block.


It's stitching time! For the corner units, sew a 10" background strip to each 10" side of the 10" color strip. Crosscut into four 2 1/2" sections.

Sew a 20" color strip to one side of a 4 1/2" x 20" background. Crosscut into eight 2 1/2" sections.


Use three pieces to assemble each corner section. Four units are necessary for each block.



To create the units for the outer middle sections, sew a 20" background strip to each side of a 20" color strip. Crosscut into eight 2 1/2" sections.



Sew a 20" color strip to the side of a 4 1/2" x 20" background strip. Crosscut into four 4 1/2" sections.


Sew a 20" color strip to one side of a 4 1/2" x 20" background. Crosscut into eight 2 1/2" sections.


Use five pieces to create each center middle section. You'll need four units for each block.


Then, assemble the blocks!


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2 comments:

  1. Oh, wow! Thank you! You’re a genius! I’m saving this for future reference! (As you can see, I’m playing catch up on reading blog posts.)

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