Saturday, 14 July 2018

Block of the Month (BOM) Block #7 July 2018

So let us get started!

How to Make Strawberry Smoothie Quilt Block
Block #7

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

Cutting Instructions:

You can Find your printable cutting instruction HERE

Cutting Instructions

From the White Background Fabric

Cut 4 ✂ 2”  Squares. ( ref B )
Cut 1 ✂
” squares ( ref C )
Cut 1 ✂ 4⅝ ” squares ( ref D )
Cut 4 ✂
” Squares ( ref A )
Cut 2 5" Squares (ref E )
Cut 1 ✂
” squares ( ref C )
Cut 2 5" Squares (ref E )
 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, you are going to make your corner units, there are 4 of these and we are going to call
this Unit A.
Take Cut (A) Red square and 2 of your cut (B) white triangles and attached the short side of the
triangle to one side of the Square
making sure that one corner of your triangle is around a quarter past the end of the
square, and that the top point of the triangle is flush with the top part of the square,
you can get a better look at this in the Supplementary video HERE
Using a scant quarter inch seam allowance.
Press seam open and now add the second triangle to the other side,
again making sure that one point of your triangle is off the end of the Square.
now that you have pressed your seams open, you are ready
to add the orange triangle cut (E) to the unit you just made
You unit A. should look like the pic below and you should have 4 of these units

Unit A.

Now, we are going to create our Split Quarter Square Triangles (SQST)
You will be creating 4 units SQST ( Unit B ).
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 SQST units, you will,
take your White and Yellow triangles from cut C
with right sides together sew an
Scant ¼" inch seam allowance on the short side of the triangle
as shown in the Video.
 Press open. Now take Cut E in Red and add these to the
The yellow and white unit you just made... Press, but this mostly
want to be pressed to the dark side (red triangle) this is ok will
not affect the overall block.
Your SQST should now look like the picture below
Repeat with the remainder of the triangles, until
you have 4 Units

Remembering to use scant ¼” seam allowance and press your seams open where possible
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.

Now onto Block assembly

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.

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 “Strawberry Smoothie ”

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 ") N

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