Welcome everyone to Lesson 7 for the Aiming for Accuracy Quilt-Along (A4AQAL). My apologies for the unavoidable delay in getting this week’s lesson posted. If you’re new here, check out the main QAL page where you’ll find all the information so that you can join us on this QAL adventure.
We have weekly prizes that everyone can enter. Schedule change! Each Sunday (evening), there will be a blog post available on the Quilting Gallery site, where you can upload your completed photo for that week’s lesson. Check the main QAL page for the link. You’ll have until the following Sunday evening to enter. For those that have completed Lesson 6, submit your photos here before midnight on Sunday (tomorrow) (EDT).
Our Volunteer Prize Coordinator, Amy Gay of Butterfly Angels Quilting, will choose winners on Monday and will announce the winners on the prize blog post, in our Facebook Group and send emails. Please be sure to check your spam folder as Amy has been having difficulty reaching some of the winners from previous lessons.
Quilting Accuracy Lesson
From the photos that I’ve seen, I think everyone is doing a fantastic job on this quilt-along. Sure, there are some grumbles and complaints about points not matching perfectly, but overall the various lessons completed so far are fantastic. Remember, me too, we are our worst critic and we see all of our flaws. Once your quilt is completed, quilted, bound and washed, you won’t remember which point didn’t quite match up.
I don’t have anything else to talk about in my list of improving accuracy lessons, per se. I will continue to share tips and advice in upcoming lessons as they relate to that lesson’s particular details. However, if you have any questions or suggestions on topics you’d like me to cover, as it relates to this quilt-along, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below.
Lesson 7 – Unit C2
This block is made up of four QST units and five squares. It is based on a 3×3 grid and finishes at 12″ square. It can easily be made larger or smaller in increments divisible by three.
This block is very similar to the Lesson 6 block, however, you can see that by just changing the fabric placement of your QST unit, you get a completely different look. There should be good contrast between the background and P2 fabrics and between the P2 and P3 fabrics so that the block design shows up.
Cut your fabrics using the following cutting instructions.
Using the four 5.5″ squares, in P2, P3 and contrast fabrics, follow the QST tutorial to create (4) QST units. Note that the (2) P2 squares are paired with the (1) P3 fabric and the (1) contrast fabric when creating the HST units. When creating the QST units, you’ll pair one P2/P3 HST unit with one P2/contrast HST unit.
Pressing note: if you are pressing your seams to one side, when creating the HSTs be sure to press away from the P2 fabric so that you can nest seams when creating the QST units.
Trim the QST units to 4.5″ square. Refer to the QST tutorial if needed.
Layout your units following the block diagram.
Stitch your units into three rows.
Stitch the three rows together to complete the block. This block should measure 12.5″ square.
Be sure to check the blog on Sunday evening to share your photos and enter the give-aways.
Download Free Tutorial
You can download the tutorial for Lesson 7 for free by clicking the Add to Cart button below (preferred) and following the instructions on the next page, or you can download it from my designer library at Craftsy.
Disclaimer: This quilt design, tutorial and all photos are copyright Michele Foster of Mishka’s Playground. Please respect my copyright and do not copy this tutorial or republish it, for free or for sale, in print or online. You may use this tutorial to create quilts for your own personal use for free or for sale. However, please credit Michele Foster of Mishka’s Playground for the design. No mass production is allowed.