Sunday, July 5, 2015

Summer Sampler Quilt Along - Block 5

Hello Friends,
Welcome to the fifth week of the Summer Sampler Quilt Along. This week the block is called Four Circles. It finishes at 16" x 16".

Refer to the Summer Day & Night Quilt Sampler in the menu above for a summary of our progress.

Here we go. The block: Four Circle.

Cut Block 5

Light Gray – Cut 16 squares at 2 7/8” x 2 7/8” to make 32 half square triangles. (A)

Scraps – Use template B to cut 16 units.
(Print the template on paper, but make sure in your printer setup the print does not adjust the size. Cut the shape out with 'paper' scissors along the dotted line. Then, lay the template on top of the fabric, and use your acrylic ruler to cut the shape out. Place the 1/4" line on your ruler to the solid line on the template, this will give you an accurate cut, then if you were to line the ruler edge to the dotted line. Don't lift your ruler until all sides are cut, simply rotate the ruler.)          


Assemble Block 5

1.  Stitch 2 gray triangles (A) to each side of the B scrap unit. Make 16.

2.  Use 4 units made in Step 1 to stitch together. Make 4. Refer to this post on How to Pinwheel Your Seams, as shown in the circle tickmark with arrows in it.

3.  Complete the block by stitching together the 4 units made in Step 2.


Here's mine in RJR's Cotton Supreme Solids and some assembly tips.

(my cut pieces)

(The first unit, notice the dog ears and the pressing.)

(Once 4 units are stitched together, the seams are pinwheeled. Notice the seams.)

(Here's the front.)

(The finished block. Yum!)

I hope you enjoyed the block. I'd love to see what you've come up with. Share with me through Instagram/Facebook/Pinterest.
Click here for your chance to win a fat quarter bundle by RJR's Cotton Supreme Solids and the winner of Block 4.


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