I got this…….
hum…. I didn't really want a 1/2 circle. Well, for those of you who know me even a little, you know I have a wee bit of a problem
In you envelopes for the month of October you will find 16 pieces of fabric cut in different widths, all about 8" long. One template (purple blue) for cutting your 1/4 block from your strips. A few random goodies that have nothing to do at all with sewing. There is enough fabric for 1 block which will be 9" square when you are done. It will be constructed by joining 4 pieces, not 2 as per the original instructions- If you are LOVING this block and want to make me 2 go ahead, But I've made several already and pretty much, unless your scrap pile is taking over your life, you will need to add from your scraps for a second block.
You may substitute any fabric from your stash as long as the colors are within the color range I have selected- yellow, orange, red and aqua/turquoise- a bit of white as a background color but not as a main color. Green shows up in little peeks, but I would not like to add additional green as a dominant color. Please stay away from solids and batiks. (You'll get the color palette "flavor" with the fabric strips I send your way).
Please keep any fabrics you do not use. Unless you don't want them.
Please make one block.
Press 1/4 block seams to one side. Press block joining seams open (pictured below)- this reduces bulk right in the center of the block where the points meet.
Here goes- Variation on the Starburst Block for sewists challenged by written directions…...
There are 2 ways to start this block- it's really a personal choice, unless you have a bigger scrap you want to use from your stash. Scraps 4" or wider work great starting this way. With a wider scrap, you need only 3 pieces to make a 1/4 square.
|RST, sew a 1/4" seam|
|add 3rd piece, angling towards points|
|use template to trim to size (4 3/4" x 4 3/4")- set aside and make 3 more!|
otherwise, start this way, you'll need 4 pieces to make a quarter square.
|RST, stich right along the edge, 1/4" seam|
|Add 3rd fabric, RST, Stitch 1/4" seam (seam placed at left 2 pieces)|
|Trim, (picture is rotated- sorry)|
|not wide enough…….|
|4th piece added - NOTE points of fabric all meet at bottom|
|line-uo template like this and trim(I found trimming with a rotary cutter and a big ruler works best)|
Then, when you have 4, 1/4 blocks done assemble as shown- The final assembly works for all blocks and differs from the Film in the Fridge directions. Please follow these-
|4 finished 1/4 blocks. Note bottom right block has a tiny triangle of fabric that won't meet in the center- that's OK! (lends character). The mix of fabrics lend to the scrappy nature of the block.|
|Take top 1 1/4 blocks and sew them together, 1/4" seam. Press seam OPEN.|
|repeat for other 2 blocks- I'm OK with the points not meeting perfectly!!!!|
|Sew top to bottom, 1/4" seam, press seam open and pat yourself on the back. You don't even notice the points, just the overall effect!|
If you have any questions about assembly or construction you can leave a comment here. Hope this helps.