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Sew Ottawa! Quilt Along 2019

Hey Sew Ottawa,

Thank you all so much for joining us on the Second Annual Quilt Along! We have some awesome giveaways this year including one free quilting session with Lisa from Combat Quilter! So exciting!!!

We have chosen to do the Stained Glass Windows quilt from Emily Dennis over at Quilty Love. Use the code OTTAWA to get 15% off your pattern!

As promised here is the written instructions for the HST (half square triangle) blocks and the corner pieces!

For the lap size quilt you will need to make 120 HSTs so you will need 15 10″x10″ blocks of both the accent and background fabrics.

Step 1:

Grab one 10″x10″ accent fabric (white) and one 10″x10″ background fabric (grey) and line them up with the white on top.

Take your ruler and a removable fabric pen (I like Frixion) and draw diagonal lines from corner to corner:

IMG_0748I also like to draw a vertical and horizontal line but that is completely personal preference and you don’t need to do it if you don’t want to. Pin the fabrics together so they will not shift during sewing.

Next sew 1/4″ on either side of the diagonal lines you have drawn:

 

You will then need to cut this! Using your ruler cut along the drawn lines – each diagonal line as well as on the horizontal and vertical lines – if you chose not to draw them then you just measure 5″ from the edge to find the middle cut line.

Voila! Now you have 8 had square triangle blocks! See these blog posts here and here to find out the fastest and easiest ways to trim these – they will need to be 4.5″ square.

Now for the other pieces. You will need to grab your print fabric squares and your 3″ accent fabric squares for these. draw a diagonal line down each 3″ square.

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Line one 3″ block onto your square fabric with the diagonal line running from the middle(ish) of the block to the left side: IMG_0754

Then trim the block with a 1/4″ seam allowance. Press the seams open. I usually prefer to just press the seams all one direction but when I did with this block I found that the seams were really very bulky at the top there.

Once you have trimmed and pressed the block open you will need to add the second 3″ square. This time sew from the middle(ish) to the right hand side along the drawn line.

Trim with your 1/4″ seam allowance and press open:

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Lay your blocks out and sew together!

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If you have any questions at all about this block just let me know!

Looking forward to seeing all your blocks come together!

Colleen

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