Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Patchwork Quilt Along Block Six!

Wow!  We're halfway through the Patchwork Quilt Along with the Fat Quarter Shop!

Patchwork Quilt Along with the Fat Quarter Shop

This month's blocks are called "Round the Corner" and boy are there lots of tiny pieces to work with!
(Download block pattern here)

Patchwork Quilt Along with the Fat Quarter Shop

I have a confession... I used a technique called Fusible Patchwork to make my blocks.  You can read more about it here.  The first time I did fusible patchwork, I drew my own squares on the interfacing.  But I recently found a pre-printed panel at my local quilt shop so all I had to do was cut out a 5 square x 5 square section (7.5" x 7.5") and it was ready to go!  (Panel is from Quiltsmart, 1" finished squares)

 Patchwork Quilt Along with the Fat Quarter Shop

Is that cheating?  Or just using a helpful technique?

Patchwork Quilt Along with the Fat Quarter Shop
I was going to just make one block with this method - just to try it out...and then follow the pattern instructions for the others.  But the first one was so quick and the points were so pretty, I just did all six blocks with this method!

Patchwork Quilt Along with the Fat Quarter Shop
Once I got the main part of the block done, I then realized I still had to deal with the corners.  So I used four 1.5" squares, drew a diagonal line and sewed right on the line.  I trimmed the seam allowance and then flipped the corners open and pressed.  It looks a little different than the block pictures in the pattern, but it will work!    (Read more about the fusible patchwork technique here.)


Patchwork Quilt Along with the Fat Quarter Shop

You can find the pattern for this month's blocks here.  And don't forget to make a donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation here.

Patchwork Quilt Along with the Fat Quarter Shop

The next set of blocks will be released on July 15th!  For some great inspiration, check out the Patchwork QAL facebook group.  There's some quilters that are making bigger blocks, and some that are only making one small block each month to make a mini quilt.  So much creativity!  And check out the bloggers below that are quilting along as well!

Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl (@jedicraftgirl)
Amy of Diary of a Quilter (@diaryofaquilter)
Andy of A Bright Corner (@abrightcorner)
*Bonnie of Cotton Way (@bonniecottonway)
*Camille of Thimble Blossoms (@thimbleblossoms)
Debbie of Happy Little Cottage (@happylittlecottage1)
Greg of Grey Dogwood Studio (@greydogwoodstudio)
Heidi of Buttons and Butterflies (@buttonsandbutterflies)
Melissa of Happy Quilting (@happyquiltingmc)
Melissa of Oh How Sweet (@ohhowsweet)
Pat Sloan of PatSloan.com (@quilterpatsloan)
Renee of Sewn with Grace (@sewnwithgrace)
Sedef of Down Grapevine Lane (@downgrapevinelane)
Sherri of A Quilting Life (@aquiltinglife)
Sondra of Out of the Blue Quilts (@sondradavison)
Taunja of Carried Away Quilting (@taunjalynn)
Tina of Emily Ann's Kloset (@emilyannskloset)
Carrie Nelson/Miss Rosie of Moda Cutting Table





5 comments:

  1. You have no idea how much I admire you for quitting with such small pieces. I don't have the patience for that, but I think they make the prettiest quilts. Your work is very special :)
    Have a great day and keep quilting.
    Connie :)

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  2. Isn't the piece of fusible interfacing you actually need sized at 7.5×7.5 to allow for the seam allowances?

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    1. Hi KW
      Yes, in inches the size would be 7.5" x 7.5". Since mine was pre-printed I just cut a piece that was 5 squares by 5 squares.

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  3. I love this method! Following a tutorial by EasyPatchwork, I've made pincushions starting with 1" squares, finishing, of course, at 1/2". They are precious, crisp, and everyone oohs and ash over them!

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