Sunday, 12 August 2018

Block of the Month (BOM) #8 August 2018

So let us get started!

How to Make Raspberry Cheesecake Quilt Block
Block #8

What you Need:
1 fat Quarter White Fabric - Background (either plain or tone on tone)
1 Fat Quarter Light Purple and Dark Maroon ( Either plain or print)
Sewing Machine with ¼” foot
Rotary Cutter
Cutting Mat
Quilting Ruler
Matching Threads
Thread Snips
Best Press
Alphabitties (Affiliate Link)
Iron and Ironing Pad

Cutting Instructions:

You can Find your printable cutting instruction HERE
a colouring page for you to use HERE
or you can use the table below

Cutting Instructions

From the White Background Fabric

Cut 2 ✂ 5”  Squares. ( ref A)
Cut 4 ✂ 2⅞" Squares (ref B)
Cut 1 ✂ 4⅝ ” square. ( ref C )
Cut 4 3½" squares. ( ref D )

Light Purple 
Cut 2 5" Squares (ref A )

Dark Marron
Cut 4 ✂ 2⅞" Squares (ref B)

 Refer to Printable Cutting instructions for 
further cutting of squares. 

Block Assembly
Now onto the Assembly of your Block
and Don't forget we have a Video Tutorial for you
to follow along with you can find the Video

We are using SCANT Quarter inch seam allowance throughout the pattern and pressing Seams Open.  Please Reduce your stitch length
2.0 or 1.8 depending on your machine.

First, we are going to create our Half Square Triangles (HST)
You will be creating Light Purple and White HST.
Reduce your stitch length to 2.0 or lower to what
The machine will allow,
We do this as we are opening up our seams. This action of lowering
Our stitch length will stop the block from coming apart.

To Create your 4 HST units, you will,
take your white and Light Purple  triangles from cut A
with right sides together sew an
Scant ¼" inch seam allowance from one corner on the
long side of your triangle to the opposite corner.
Now Press open.
Your HST should now look like the picture below
Repeat with the remainder of the triangles,
by chain piecing these to save you some time
You will now have 4 units. You will
square these up to
square. Although I didn't need to trim mine

You can get a better look at this in the Supplementary video HERE

Unit A.

Next, we are going to Create Unit B
Take your 3½" squares. ( ref D ) and your white and Dark Mooron
triangles. Find the centre points on each side of your 3½" square
as shown in the video and then find the centre point of the long edge on
the white triangles and Dark Maroon triangles.
Now take one of your Dark Maroon
triangles and place the centre mark on the centre mark of your square.
You will have approx quarter inch overhang on each side of the square.
once you are happy with the placement, repeat for a white triangle
on the opposite side of the square... Sew a
Scant ¼" inch seam allowance.
Once you have done this, Press seams open and repeat with the remaining triangles.
you have now created Unit B. see pic below how your Unit should look.
However, if you are not sure how to do this, Please refer to the Video
We have posted on YouTube.
You can find it HERE
And don’t forget to Subscribe while you are
There that way you won’t miss out on any
Of my future videos.
Unit B

Now onto Block assembly
Now lets sew our rows together, Working from left to right
sew each of your units together as pictured below.

Step 1.
Assemble your first row as pictured below

Step 2.
Assemble row 2 like pictured

Step 3.
Assemble row 3 as pictured below

Step 6.
We now are going to assemble the block follow the
images below and the arrows...
Make sure that you press your seams open and nest
your seams..refer to the video if you are not sure.
Row 1

Row 2

Row 3 

Your block is now assembled and ready to be set aside
do not trim your block until we have all 12 finished
Make sure that you have ¼” around the block we will not lose any points when it
Comes to final Assembly of your quilt. Set this block aside.  

Finished Block
Called “Raspberry Cheesecake ”

I hope you enjoyed your seventh block for the Block of the Month.
Please don’t forget to share your gorgeous blocks with our
Facebook Community and Crafty Friends
We all love seeing what you are creating.
Join us again next Month for another Block

Happy Quilting and Crafting ") N