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Block requirements

For Block 3 of the quilt-along you will need some freezer paper and the following pieces of fabric:


Background: (Painter’s canvas pink shown)

Two pieces 1.5″ X 12.5″

Four pieces 1.5″ X 10.5″

Four pieces 1.5″ X 2.5″

Two pieces 1.5″ X 4.5″

Other fabric:

Four pieces 2.5″ X 4.5″ (patterned fabric shown)

Four pieces 2.5″ square (patterned fabric shown)

One 2.5″ square. (Black and gold fabric shown)

One 4.5″ square (Fuchsia fabric shown)

Step One

Cut a 2″ square of freezer paper and fold and press the edges of the 2.5″ square of fabric over the edges. (For method see Block 2). Then press the square to the centre of the 4.5″ square.

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Applique the centre square down.

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Cut the backing fabric inside the stitching and then pull out the freezer paper and press the block.

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Pin and sew the 1.5″ x 4.5″ strips to opposite sides of the square.

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Then pin and sew the 2.5″ x 4.5″ strips to the other side of the strips just sewn.

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Press the seams towards the centre of the 1.5″ strips as this will make them pop.

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Pin and sew two of the 1.5″ x 10.5″ strips to the top and bottom of this piece and press the seam towards the thin strip.

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You have now completed the middle row of the block.

For the top and bottom rows, do the following. Sew a 1.5″ x 2.5″ strip to one side of a 2.5″ square.

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Then sew a 2.5″ x 4.5″ strip to the thin strip.

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Sew another thin strip to the other side.image

Finally, sew another 2.5″ square to the end.image

Once again press the seams in towards the narrow strip.image

Sew the top and bottom strips onto the middle strip.

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Sew the last two 1.5″ x 10.5″ strips to either side of the block.

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Now sew the 1.5″ x 12.5″ strips to the top and bottom of the block.

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Quilting

Sandwich the quilt as we did for Block 1. Then quilt as you prefer.

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Construction

Next time we’ll be sewing the first three blocks together.

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