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Friday, March 14, 2014

Easter Baskets...Part III

Hope you are enjoying our little sew along!
Today we will construct the 8 side setting blocks.

In addition to the rectangles and squares left over from last week,
you will need to cut the following:

From the double pink fabric, 

-cut (1) 2 1/4" x WOF, and then subcut into
(15) 2 1/4" x 2 1/4" squares,
 starch and cut twice diagonally (X-cut) to make 60 quarter square triangles

-cut (2) 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" squares,
 starch and cut twice diagonally (X-cut) to make 4 quarter square triangles.

Layout the side setting blocks as seen below.

For each setting triangle, you will use (2) 1" x 1 1/2" rectangles,
(2) 1" x 2 1/2" rectangles, and
(2) 1" x 3 1/2" rectangles of tan.

You will also use (1) quarter square triangle from the 2 3/4" square,
and (6) quarter square triangles from the 2 1/4" squares of double pink.
You will also need (3) 1" pink squares.

Assemble the setting triangles using the following pictures as a guide.

 Here is a pressing tip:
Collapse and clip the seam intersections as needed to help the block lie flat.
Again, a Strip Stick will come in handy.

You will notice that there is more than a 1/4" seam allowance on the edge of the block.
You can trim it up now, or wait until the quilt top is pieced together to trim them all up.
Honestly, not all my seam allowances were created equal.  Usually I would do over, but I decided to leave them as is. I don't think it made much difference when the quilt was finished.

Remember to make all 8 setting triangles.

Next Friday, we will construct the end caps, piece the quilt top together and put on the borders!
You will notice you have rectangles and squares left over to use next time, so put them in a safe place.

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