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Week 5 On Point QAL: Make 9 blocks

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Hi, Everyone!  Welcome to the Week 5 of the On Point Quilt Along!!  

Before I get started with the information today...

Here are all of the previous post links-

Week 1-Choosing Fabric- here
Week 2- Cutting the Fabric- here
Week 3- Make 8 blocks- here
Week 4- Make 8 blocks- here

You can find the 'Beginner Quilting Series' posts here (just scroll down until you see them)


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Here is the schedule for the quilt along--


This week we are on Week 5 and we will be making all 9 of the alternate blocks in the quilt.
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BASIC INSTRUCTIONS
Read through the instructions before beginning WOF means Width of Fabric

Blocks will measure 12.5".
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Free Foundation Paper Piecing Pattern: Ray Quilt Block

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Over the coming months, I am going to be providing tutorials and patterns on Foundation Paper Piecing (FPP).  In my Instagram stories, lots of people let me know that this is a skill that they would like to learn and I'm hoping I can help with that!

Many people feel challenged and daunted when they think about learning how to foundation paper piece.  However, I do believe everyone can overcome that.  I think if you follow my tutorials and try a few times (no matter how good or bad the outcome is the first few times), that you will learn the concept of FPP, and you will make great progress with each block you make.

First, I just want to talk a little about what FPP is and some of the concepts behind it.

FPP is when you sew fabric to a printed foundation paper (printer paper in this case).  It yields a very accurately pieced block.  With this method, you are able to get very exact angles, shapes, and blocks. You can use FPP for very basic blocks such as flying geese, and it will give y…