Welcome everyone to Lesson 9 of the Aiming for Accuracy Quilt-Along (A4AQAL). 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. 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.
Please note: This week, check the latest blog posts on Sunday evening for the upload link, as I will be unable to add the link to the main QAL page until the middle of next week.
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.
Lesson 9 – Unit C8
This unit is comprised of three (3) 9″ square blocks with sashing in between. Each block contains HSTs and squares in both a print and contrast fabric. The block is based on a 3×3 grid and can easily be made larger or smaller in increments divisible by three.
When choosing the fabrics for these blocks, you’ll want to take a look at how your entire quilt is coming together, and decide which colours/prints are needed to help balance the quilt layout. You might also want to take a look at the remaining lessons and how much fabric you have left of each print/colour for use in future lessons. In other words, you need to start looking at the entire quilt in terms of prints used, scale, colour and balance.
Cut your fabrics using the following cutting instructions. Note that your P1 fabric is cut from three different prints, one for each of the blocks used to comprise the completed Unit C8.
Please note: The instructions for Steps 2 and 3 are for one colourway (i.e. print fabric). To complete the blocks for this unit, repeat the instructions for the other two print fabrics cut in Step 1.
With the three (3) 4″ squares in the P1 fabric and three (3) in the contrast fabric, create six (6) HST units.
Trim the HST units to 3.5″ square. Refer to the HST tutorial if needed.
Layout your units following the block diagram closely.
Stitch your units into three rows.
Stitch the three rows together to complete the block. This block should measure 9.5″ square.
Layout your blocks and sashing strips as you would like them to be in your completed quilt. Stitch the blocks and sashing together to complete this unit and lesson.
Completed Unit C8 = 9.5″ W x 29.5″ H
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Be sure to check the blog posts on Sunday evening to share your photos and enter the give-aways. You’ll be submitting the completed Unit C8 to be eligible for prizes from this week’s lesson.
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.