Memory Lane
2009 Block of the Month

December 2009 - Installment #12

PART 1:  Block Name:  Nine Patch

Unfinished Size:  3-1/2" x 3-1/2"

Number to Make:  Four

Printing Choices:  Printer Friendly Webpage or PDF File.

Cutting Instructions:

Color

# to Cut

Size & Shape

Second Cut*

Color B (Cream)

16

1-1/2" x 1-1/2" squares

 

Color C (Red)

20

1-1/2" x 1-1/2" Squares

 


Sewing Instructions:

Step 1:  Using the image below as your guide, arrange four Color B (cream) and five Color C (red) 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" squares.  Sew the squares into three rows and press the seam allowances toward the darker fabric.  Next, sew the rows together to finish the block.  Press the seam allowances away from the center row.  Make 4. (Each Nine Patch block will measure 3-1/2" x 3-1/2".)


PART 2:  Block Name:  Half-Square Triangle

Unfinished Size:  3-1/2" x 3-1/2"

Number to Make:  Eight

Cutting Instructions:

Color

# to Cut

Size & Shape

Second Cut*

Color E (Tan)

4

3-7/8" squares

Color G (Dark Blue)

4

3-7/8" Squares

* - Cut once diagonally.    - Cut twice diagonally.

Sewing Instructions:

Step 2:  Layer a Color E (tan) 3-7/8" triangle on a Color G (dk blue) 3-7/8" triangle as shown below.  Sew along the longest edge.  Press the seam allowance toward the darker fabric and trim points.  Make 8. (Each Half-Square Triangle will measure 3-1/2" x 3-1/2".)


 

Part 3 - Block Name:  Half-Square Triangle

Note:  The patches used in this part may not have been included in the total quilt cutting chart.  I just realized that more of these Half-Square Triangles are needed to complete one of the borders for the quilt.  Since I included extra inches for each fabric in the yardage chart, you should have enough fabric to make this unit.

Cutting Instructions:

Color

# to Cut

Size & Shape

Second Cut*

Color B (Cream)

18

3-7/8" Squares

Color G (Dark Blue)

18

3-7/8" Squares

* - Cut once diagonally.    - Cut twice diagonally.

Step 3: Sew a Color B (cream) 3-7/8" triangle and a Color G (dk blue) 3-7/8" triangle together as shown below.  Press the seam allowances toward the darker fabric and trim points.  Make 36. (This unit will measure 3-1/2" x 3-1/2".)


PART 4:  Assemble the Blocks, Sashing Strips, and Cornerstones

Sewing Instructions:

Note:  For this part, you will need all of the 12-1/2" (unfinished size) blocks that you've made plus the twenty-five 3-1/2" (unfinished size) Nine Patch blocks from Installment 9 (September) and the Sashing Strips from Installment 11 (November).

Step 4:  Arrange five 3-1/2" (unfinished size) Nine Patch blocks from Installment 9 (September) and four Sashing Strips from Installment 11 (November) as shown below.  Sew together to form a row and press the seam allowances toward the sashing strips.  Make 5.

Step 5:  Arrange five Sashing Strips from Installment 11 (November), two Lady of the Lake blocks, the Ohio Star block, and the Girl's Favorite block as shown below.  Sew together to form a row and press the seam allowances toward the sashing strips.  Make 1.  

Step 6:  Arrange five Sashing Strips from Installment 11 (November), the Clay's Choice block, two Road to California blocks, and the Flying X block as shown below.  Sew together to form a row and press the seam allowances toward the sashing strips.  Make 1.  

Step 7:  Arrange five Sashing Strips from Installment 11 (November), the Swamp Angel block, two Road to California blocks, and the Susannah block as shown below.  Sew together to form a row and press the seam allowances toward the sashing strips.  Make 1.

Step 8:  Arrange five Sashing Strips from Installment 11 (November), the Capital T block, two Road to California blocks, and the Ribbon Quilt block as shown below.  Sew together to form a row and press the seam allowances toward the sashing strips.  Make 1.

Step 9:  Sew the block rows together with a Step 3 row above and below each one so that your quilt center looks like this:


PART 5:  First Border

Cutting Instructions:

Color

# to Cut

Size & Shape

Second Cut*

Color C (Red)

4

2" x 42-1/2" strips

 

Color C (Red)

4

2" x 21-1/2" strips  

Color G (Dark Blue)

4

2" Squares

 

Sewing Instructions:

Step 10:  Sew a Color C (red) 2" x 21-1/2" strip and a Color C (red) 2" x 42-1/2" strip together along one short side.  Press the seam allowance to one side.  The strip should now measure 2" x 63-1/2".  Make 4 Color C (red) strips.

Step 11:  Sew a Color G (dk blue) 2" square to each end of a Step 10 Color C (red) strip.  The strip should now measure 2" x 66-1/2".  Make 2.

Step 12:  Sew a Step 10 Color C (red) strip to the left and right sides of the quilt center.  Press the seam allowances toward the Step 9 strips.  Next, Sew a Step 11 strip to the top and bottom of the quilt center.  Press the seam allowances toward the Step 10 strips.


PART 6:  Second Border

Note:  For this part, you will need the thirty-six 3-1/2" Half-Square Triangles (May), the eight 3-1/2" half-square triangles (April), the eight 3-1/2" Half-Square Triangles (December), the thirty-six 3-1/2" Half-Square Triangles (December), and the four 3-1/2" Nine-Patch blocks (December).

Sewing Instructions:

Step 13:  Using the May and December 3-1/2" Half-Square Triangles, sew two  3-1/2" half-square triangles together as shown below.  Press the seam allowance to one side.  Make 64.  (This unit will measure 3-1/2" x 6-1/2".)  (Note:  you will have eight half-square triangles left over for the next step.)

Step 14:  Using four of the May and December 3-1/2" Half-Square Triangles and four of the  3-1/2" Half-Square triangles (Step 2 from December), sew two  3-1/2" half-square triangles together as shown below.  Press the seam allowance to one side.  Make 4.  (This unit will measure 3-1/2" x 6-1/2".)  

Step 15:  Using the remaining May and December 3-1/2" Half-Square Triangles and the four 3-1/2" Half-Square triangles (Step 2 from December), sew two  3-1/2" half-square triangles together as shown below.  Press the seam allowance to one side.  Make 4.  (This unit will measure 3-1/2" x 6-1/2".)

Step 16:  Using the April 3-1/2" Half-Square Triangles, sew two  3-1/2" half-square triangles together as shown below.  Press the seam allowance to one side.  Make 4.  (This unit will measure 3-1/2" x 6-1/2".)

Step 17:  Arrange eight Step 13 units, one Step 14 unit , one Step 15 unit, and one Step 16 unit as shown below and sew together to form the Second Border.  Make 4.

Next, add a 3-1/2" Nine Patch block to the left and right ends of TWO of the border strips you completed above.

Step 18:  Sew the shorter Step 17 border strips to the left and right sides of the quilt center.  Press the seam allowances toward the First Border.  Next, sew the longer Step 17 border strips to the top and bottom of the quilt center.  Press the seam allowances toward the First Border.


PART 7:  Third Border

Note:  For this part, you will need the forty 6-1/2" Half-Square Triangles from June, the eight 6-1/2" Half-Square Triangles from August, and the four 6-1/2" Nine Patch blocks from July.

Sewing Instructions:

Step 19:  Using the June and August 6-1/2" Half-Square Triangles, sew them together as follows:

Note:  There are eight 6-1/2" Half-Square triangles from June left over.

Step 20:  Arrange the Step 19 units and  two of the 6-1/2" Half-Square Triangles from June as shown below.  Sew together to form the Third Border.  Press seam allowances to one side.Make 4.

Step 21:  Add a 6-1/2" Nine Patch block from July to each end of a Step 20 border.  Press the seam allowances away from the Nine Patch blocks.  Make 2.

Step 22:  Sew a Step 20 border strip to the left and right sides of the quilt center.  Press the seam allowances toward the Third Border.  Next, sew the Step 21 border strips to the top and bottom of the quilt center.  Press the seam allowances toward the Third Border.


PART 8:  Fourth Border

Cutting Instructions:

Color

# to Cut

Size & Shape

Second Cut*

Color D (Brown)

8

3-1/2" x 42-1/2" strips

 

Sewing Instructions:

Step 23:  Sew two Color D (brown) 3-1/2" x 42-1/2" strips together along one short side.  Press the seam allowance to one side.  Make 4. (This strip should measure 3-1/2" x 84-1/2".)

Step 24:  Sew a 3-1/2" Nine Patch block from April to each end of a Step 23 border strip.  Press the seam allowance toward the Step 23 border strip.  Make 2.

Step 25:  Sew a Step 23 border strip to the left and right sides of the quilt center.  Press the seam allowances toward the Fourth Border.  Next, sew the Step 24 border strips to the top and bottom of the quilt center.  Press the seam allowances toward the Fourth Border.

PART 9:  Binding

Cutting Instructions:

Color

# to Cut

Size & Shape

Second Cut*

Color D (Brown)

9

2-1/2" x width of fabric strips

 

Sewing Instructions:

Step 26:  Sew all of the Color D (brown) 2-1/2" x width of fabric strips together end to end.  Next, fold the binding strip in half so that it measures 1-1/4" in width.  Press the entire strip.  Sew the binding to the front of the quilt, raw edges together and mitering the corners.  Finally, fold the binding over the raw edge of the quilt and whip stitch in place on the back of the quilt.

That's all for this quilt!  Thank you for following along with this project!


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