Finished Size: 24” x 44”
Week #1 of QAL - here
Tools needed – These will not be needed every week of the Quiltalong.OLFA 45mm RTY-2DX/PBL Ergonomic Rotary Cutter, Pacific Blue
OLFA RM-MG/NBL 24"X36 Double-Sided, Self-Healing Rotary Mat, Navy
OLFA RM-12S 12" Rotating, Self-Healing Cutting Mat
OLFA QR-6x24 6" X 24" Frosted Acrylic Ruler
OLFA QR-4S 4 1/2" Square Frosted Acrylic Ruler – This size is handy for the individual Half Square Triangles and other pieces.
QR-9S 9 1/2" Square Frosted Acrylic Ruler – This size is great for squaring up pieced sections as you go along.
One FQ bundle of your choice
One Yard Background/Binding fabric
Sewing machine, Thread, Ability to sew accurate 1/4” seams.
Week #2 - Continuing from last week.
Take those 60 Half Square Triangle Units, sew them into 12 sets of 5 units each as shown and then set them aside for next week.
Next sew Rectangle C to Rectangle G as shown:
Sew a Rectangle D to a Rectangle H as shown:
Then repeat with the remaining Rectangle D and H. (Two D/H units total)
Sew a Rectangle E to a Rectangle I as shown:
Then repeat with the remaining 3 sets of Rectangle E and I. (Four E/I units total)
On the wrong side of the Square J’s draw a line from corner to corner as shown:
Now taking ten of Rectangle A’s and ten of the Square J’s,
One at a time, place a Rectangle A right side up and a Square J right side down (so right sides facing each other) in the upper left hand corner as shown:
Sew ON the drawn line or just slightly on the ‘corner’ side of the line as shown:
Trim away corner 1/4” from the sewn line as shown:
Press Square J over to the missing corner and trim corner square.
Repeat this process with the remaining 9 Rectangle A’s and 9 Square J’s. Then repeat again with 5 Square B’s and the remaining 5 Square J’s:
Next we will create “Leaf Units One, Two, and Three”
Sew one Square B of background fabric, one A/J Rectangle Unit, and one B/J Square Unit into a row as shown:
Then Sew 8.5” long E/I Unit to the side of this. Press toward the E/I Unit.
Trim to 4.5” x 8.5” if needed:
This is a Leaf One Unit. Repeat to create four total of Leaf One.
Now sew one Square B of background fabric, two A/J Rectangle Units, and one B/J Square Unit into a row as shown:
Then Sew the 12.5” long C/G Unit to the side of this. Press toward the C/G Unit.
Trim to 4.5” x 12.5” if needed:
This is the Leaf Two Unit.
Now sew one Square B of background fabric and two A/J Rectangle Units into a row as shown:
Then Sew 10.5” long D/H Unit to the side of this. Press toward the D/H Unit.
Trim to 4.5” x 10.5” if needed:
This is a Leaf Three Unit. Repeat to create two total of the Leaf Three.
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Next week we will make the final ‘Blocks’ and work more with the Half Square Triangle and Leaf Units.