Monday, 18 September 2017

Medallion Quilt Month 9

Sorry I'm a couple days late with this. I got my Saturdays messed up, but all is sorted out, just need to remember what week it is. Might help if I looked at the calendar a little better.
This months block is my version of 'Around the corner'. It is an easy block pattern that offers all sorts of opportunities to combine color to create a unique quilt.



Around the corner

This is a 12 1/2'' unfinished or 12'' finished block.

All seams allowances are 1/4''

Cutting:

Dark fabric:  A  2-  5 1/2 '' x 5 1/2''
Medium fabric: B   2- 5 1/2'' x 5 1/2''
                          C   2- 5'' x 5''
Background Fabric: D  2- 5'' x 5''
                                 E  1- 4 1/2'' x 4 1/2''

Step 1:

1. On the back of both piece D draw a diagonal line from corner to corner. See diagram 1a.
2. Place the square on top of piece C. Sew a 1/4'' seam on both sides of the line. See diagram 1b.
3. Cut on drawn line. See diagram 1c.
4. Press HST's to dark side.
5. Trim the HST's to 4 1/2'' x 4 1/2''
6. Make 4.

diagram 1
Step 2:

1. On the back of both piece B draw a diagonal line from corner to corner. See diagram 2a.
2. Place the square on top of piece A. Sew a 1/4'' seam on both sides of the line. See diagram 2b.
3. Cut on drawn line. See diagram 2c.
4. Press HST's open to dark side. DO NOT TRIM.
5. Take two of the above units draw a line perpendicular to the sewn seam on one of the units. See diagram 2c.
6. Place right sides together so that the center seams nest together. Make sure the colours are opposite each other.
7. Sew a 1/4'' seam on both sides of the line. See diagram 2d.
8. Cut on drawn line.
9. Press one of the above units one direction and the other one the other direction. This allows the swirling of the seams. 
10. Trim the QST's to 4 1/2'' x 4 1/2''
11. Make 4.

diagram 2
Step 3:

1. Sew units together to make rows. 
2. Sew rows together. 
3. Press in direction of arrows. 


You can get a PDF of this block free in my Craftsy Store.

I hope everyone is having fun making their blocks. I would love to see any of the blocks you have made, you can post to Instagram using #stitchinathomemedallion2017 


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