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Congratulations on the last two blocks – yippee – If you have made it this far. You are creating an heirloom, and you are a Rock Star for making so many blocks in three sizes.
Rocky Mountain block
The main thing for this block is to watch which way the triangles are placed around the center. You might need your friend Jack (The Ripper) if they are not placed as shown.
My tip is to lay out all the unit pieces, sew one HST together, and place it back where it goes.
I always get messed up when I’m in a hurry and think I can chain piece the HST together and then forget which way they go.
Weather Vane block
Sew and flip corners. There are many ways to do this, but I am a massive fan of antler Quilt Designs; Stock Number: AQDR2
As they say, the heavy lifting is done, but there are still several steps. Since we have pieced three different-sized blocks, the next step is adding borders to make the blocks all the same size. We have broken this into sections, but once you get the hang of it, they start to come together fairly quickly. This is also where we mentioned you would be able to square up your blocks.
The remaining schedule for Midnight Moon QAL
Week 16 – July 23 Small Corner triangle frame-blocks
Week 17 – July 30 Small half-square triangle frame-blocks
Week 18 – Aug 6 Bonus Block - can be used in a quilt or as a label
Week 19 – Aug 13 Small Patchwork Framed blocks
Week 20 – Aug 20 Small Three Geese framed blocks
Week 21 – Aug 27 Medium size frame-blocks
Week 22 – Sept 3 Large size frame-blocks – I just used any 1” or 1 ¼” strips I had to sew around the blocks
Then trim to the correct size, I made mine 9” instead of 8 ¾”; it was easier to see on my ruler.
Week 23 – Sept 10 Final week – Finishing – Celebrate – Decorate
And then on to the Christmas QAL's!!
- Tammy V.