Hi! I apologize for yesterday. My back has been bothering me quite a bit and, although I was ready to post the second step of this quilt, I was not in a frame of mind to sit and type it up. I am doing much better today. I actually went to a chiropractor yesterday and, up until yesterday, I never thought I would visit one. I refused. I didn’t want them to accidentally pop my back and paralyze me and yes, I did tell the doc that yesterday!
Well, he did not paralyze me and I am moving much better after my second visit this morning. We believe we’ve found the source of my problem. The recliner I got for Christmas appears to have stuffing in the wrong spot for me and it pushes on my spine, shoving my vertebrae in between my rib bones. Ow! The doc is working on getting the bones back where they belong. I am to go every morning until things are better. Right now, there is pain with sitting and standing but nothing like yesterday! Getting in and out of the car isn’t too much fun, either! We’ll get there. That’s what the chiropractor says.
Anyway! Let’s continue, shall we?
If you already cut your pieces from last Monday, great! Otherwise, you will need the following for today:
- Orange: (4) 6 1/2″ x 6 1/2″
- Green: (24) 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ and (4) 6 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ and (4) 9 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ and (4) 15 1/2″ x 6 1/2″
- White: (48) 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ and (12) 6 1/2 x 3 1/2″ and (4) 9 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
- Yellow: (4) 9 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ and (4) 15 1/2″ x 6 1/2″
Each block you create today will be created FOUR times. A total of EIGHT blocks will be created and attached to create TWO 30 1/2″ blocks when finished.
Start by laying out pieces like this for Block C. The white is hard to see but you can click the picture to see a larger size and then click back on your browser to return here. Once you have it laid out like this (four of them, remember), you are ready to start piecing.
Start by piecing the Flying Geese on your 9 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ green piece with your white 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ squares. I will assume you know how and not go in depth on this.
Do the same on the 15 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ green piece and put back where it belongs on the board. Take the 4-Patch of green and white 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ pieces out of the middle and sew them together. Iron and put them back, as well.
At this point, you’ll create a 3-Patch. It’s a 4-Patch with one missing piece. Sew a green and a white 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ together and then add the second white 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ on the top of the green. Open and iron flat.
Draw a diagonal line through the white pieces of this 3-Patch and then lay it on the 15 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ green piece upside down. If you look close, the green is not on the bottom corner of the 15 1/2″ green piece – it is laid towards the middle. The white will be cut with the extra piece of the 15 1/2″ NOT the small green square. Make sure you have it laid out correctly! Sew on the line and cut a quarter inch past the line when done.
Iron and open. See what happened?
Take your two 6 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ white pieces and sew a 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ green on the diagonal. If you look at the picture, there are two you will create PER block but they have to be sewn opposite. Click the picture to see it bigger if you don’t quite get it.
Trim a quarter inch past the sewn line, open and iron. Place it back up on the board with the other pieces. This is now ready for assembly. I’m quite sure you can assemble from here.
When finished, you’ll have four of these blocks (I am only showing two).
For the next step, you will create four of Part One, Block B. This is the block without the small 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ green square on the tip. Click HERE for the tutorial for this block.
When finished, you’ll have four of Part 2, Block C and four of Part 1, Block B. Sew two of each together in the above fashion and you’ll have two giant blocks of 30 1/2″ when finished.
Any questions, please ask!