Week 3 On Point QAL: Make 8 blocks



Hi, Everyone!  Welcome to the 3rd week of the On Point Quilt Along!!  

Before I get started with the information today...

-you can find Week 1-Choosing Fabric- here
-and you can find Week 2- Cutting the Fabric- here

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


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-you can share any posts related to this QAL by using the hashtags #onpointqal and #jessicadayonpatterns

-here is the schedule for the quilt along--



This week we are on Week 3.  This week we will be making 8 of the main blocks in the quilt.


BASIC INSTRUCTIONS

Read through the instructions before beginning
WOF means Width of Fabric

Blocks will measure 12.5".

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IF YOU ARE MAKING A SOLIDS QUILT, you will be making 8 of these blocks.


To make one block, you'll need:


4- 2.5" x 4.5" white pieces
4- 2.5" x 4.5" darker colored pieces
2- 5"x 5" darker colored pieces
2- 5"x 5" lighter colored pieces
1- 4.5"x 4.5" lighter colored pieces


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IF YOU ARE MAKING A PRINT A QUILT, you will be making 8 of these blocks.






To make one block, you'll need:


4- 2.5" x 4.5" white pieces
4- 2.5" x 4.5" Print 1 pieces
2- 5"x 5" Print 1 pieces
2- 5"x 5" Print 2 pieces
1- 4.5"x 4.5" Print 3 pieces




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IF YOU ARE MAKING A PRINT B QUILT
, you will be making 8 of these blocks.




To make one block, you'll need:


4- 2.5" x 4.5" white pieces
4- 2.5" x 4.5" Print 1 pieces
2- 5"x 5" Print 1 pieces
2- 5"x 5" white pieces
1- 4.5"x 4.5" Print 2 pieces



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Here is the photo tutorial for this block.  In the pictures, I am making a Print A quilt.  But, you can use the pieces that are listed above and make your correct block while following these steps.

Here are the pieces for one block.



4- 2.5" x 4.5" white pieces
4- 2.5" x 4.5" Print 1 pieces
2- 5"x 5" Print 1 pieces
2- 5"x 5" Print 2 pieces
1- 4.5"x 4.5" Print 3 pieces

First, gather the 4- 2.5" x 4.5" white pieces and the 4- 2.5" x 4.5" Print 1 pieces.  Match one white and one print, right sides together.  


Sew along one of the 4.5" sides.



Repeat for the remaining three.



Press with the seam allowances going to the darker color.



Next, gather the 2- 5"x 5" Print 1 pieces and the 2- 5"x 5" Print 2 pieces.  We will make 2 at a time half square triangles (HST) with these.  (You can find a very detailed tutorial on 2 at a time HST here if you want to reference it first.)  On the Print 2 pieces draw one, diagonally across the middle from one corner to the other corner.  Then, take one print 1 square and one print 2 square.  Match them right sides together.  



Sew 1/4" away from the center line on one side, then the other side.


Cut apart on the center line.


Press with the seam allowances going to the darker color.



Trim each HST to measure 4.5" square.





Lay your block out as shown below.



Sew the rows together.  Here I haven't pressed yet, that's why it looks wavy.


When I press these blocks, I press, I press the top and bottom row in and the middle row out so that the rows nest nicely.  IMPORTANT:  Feel free to press the seams open (or in any way you'd like).  When we are later assembling the quilt, the seams don't always nest and I'm ok with that.  If you will not be ok with this, press the seams open.




Sew the top and middle rows together.



Sew the bottom row to the rest.


This block will measure 12.5" unfinished.  Unfinished means the measurement right now, before it is sewn into the quilt top.

Repeat these steps 7 more times so that you have a total of 8 blocks completed for Week 3 :)

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Here are my blocks for this week-




That's it for Week #3 of the QAL.  Meet me back here next Friday and we will continue on!

You can print a PDF of this pattern HERE.

Let me know if you have any questions!



Talk to you soon,



Jessica

Comments

  1. Thank you for hosting this QAL! I am downloading and saving the files every week as I don't have time to do the blocks now. But, I can't wait until I can!

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  2. Hi Jessica, Can you help me understand why it says to use 2 of the 4.5 x 4.5 blocks in each square? I only see one of this size for the center square. Thanks. I am ready to sew!

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    1. Hi Karen! That was a typo! I am fixing it now :) Thank you for catching it. Jessica

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