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May you have a Happy and Bountiful New Year!
This quilt was an over sized queen. It consisted of 25 blocks. They were all made from 2.5" squares.
60* ruler at least 10" high
72 - 2.5" squares
8 - 3" squares for center - I use a busy design in my sample.
2 - 6" squares cut in half on the diagional. This fabric should be what you are going to use for the sashings.
Lay out your 2.5" squares in a pyramid using the 3" square at the top. Center each row above the previous row by folding the solid square to find the center. At this point there are no seams to match.
You are going to make 8 sections - You will press 4 sections with the seams going down toward the bottom the other 4 sections toward the top.
After they are pressed you will trim them
Now lets talk about the ruler. We are going to make a few registration marks on the ruler to help make sure the blocks when sewn together fit well.
I am using the Starmaker Ruler from Kaye Woods but you can use any 60* that is tall enough for your section which is 9.5".
First there should be a center line on your ruler. This will line up on the seam of row 2. The next mark is a horizontal line. Use the seam between rows 2 and 3.
The last mark is the very bottom. You can mark with a marker or I use duct tape. These lines are going to help you keep the wedge centered therefore making it easier to sew the wedges into a circle.
Let the ruler hang 1/4" over the edge of the 3" square. This will eliminate the point on the wedge and create less bulk in the center
One down seven more to go!
When arranging your wedges remember to alternate them with the seams pressed in opposite directions.
Sew them together in pairs. Press the seams open. Lower left of picture.
Sew the quarters into halves.
Your halves should be flat. Now take your ruler and line it along the edge of the center seam. Trim away any buldges.
Pin and sew that center seam.
Add the triangles to four corners.
This picture shows the blocks with the sashings and corner stones.
Hope you enjoyed this lesson and were able to understand it. Please send pictures of your blocks and would love to see your comments and thoughts!