After this you’re 1/3 of the way to a finished quilt! Is another section of stars, specifically section C3, which is the bottom left corner of the quilt.
If you need to catch up:
Week 1 we covered materials
Week 2 we did section C1 – the top left corner of the quilt
and Week 3 we did section A1 – the top part of the quilt above the pop tart
For this week, here are the strips you’ll need to cut:
For section C3 you’ll need strips of:
• 8” wide dark blue cotton
• 3.5” wide dark blue cotton
• 2” wide white cotton
• 2” wide dark blue cotton
If you have the fabric for it, go ahead and cut long strips of each size, as we’ll be using these again in the following weeks to make more stars and sky. You’ll want to save the leftovers to stay organized 😀
You can cut the squares you need as you go to there’s no mixing things up, or you can cut all the squares ahead of time:
• Dark blue: 8” x 3.5” (1), 8” x 5” (1), 8” x 12.5” (1), 3.5” x 5” (1), 2” x 2” (5)
• White: 2” x 2” (4)
When your strips/squares are ready, follow this guide to sew them together:
Again, we’re sewing the squares together in numerical order to create groups, then sew the groups together in alphabetical order. Remember that, like most quilt patterns, we’re using a 1/4” seam allowance. You can press the seam allowances however you like, but I prefer to press them open.
Here’s your sewing order:
1. Sew A1-3 together in a row
2. Sew B1-3 together in a row
3. Sew C1-3 together in a row
4. Sew groups A-C together in a column, creating a 9-patch block
5. Sew group D to the left of groups A-C
6. Sew group E to the top of groups A-D
7. Sew group F to the bottom of groups A-E
8. Sew group G to the right of groups A-F
And your finished section should look like this! The block should measure 15 1/2″ wide and 12 1/2″ tall.
Things are moving along quite nicely! We already have 3 star sections >w< But there’s just one more major star section before we can start moving onto Nyan Cat 😀
Stay tuned next week for our last star field: section A3!
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Woohoo! finished the section here: http://diaryofacraftyheart.blogspot.com/2013/10/week-4-section-3.html