Welcome everyone to Lesson 12 of the Aiming for Accuracy Quilt-Along (A4AQAL). This is our last block/unit lesson. The results of our should we take a break poll from last week were close, but the No’s win. Over the next three weeks, we’ll be putting the main sections of our quilt top together. Busy weeks!
If you find you are behind, don’t fret. Just be sure to download the free weekly tutorials before the end of October, when they’ll be removed from this site. As we’ve been going along each week, I have also been preparing the finished document for the Aiming for Accuracy quilt and I hope that, while I have provided the lessons for free during this quilt-along, many of you will also be willing to purchase the finished document in November.
While I can appreciate that many of you will be able to figure out the finishing instructions for the next three weeks, based on the blocks already completed, I would gratefully appreciate it if you did not share the math or even the photos, should you decide to work ahead of the lessons.
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.
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 12 – Unit C7
This unit is comprised of five (5) basic 9-patch blocks and two QSTs with sashing in between each block. A large length of sashing is also attached to the entire unit once pieced.
Cut your fabrics using the following cutting instructions. Note that your P1 and P2 fabrics are both cut from different prints for each of the five (5) 9-patch blocks created. You can repeat prints used in the 9-patches or make the blocks more scrappy, if desired. Try to plan your colours, prints and scales based on the overall effect they will have within the entire quilt.
My fabrics, in order are shown below, minus the 38.5″ x 1.5″ sashing strip.
Tip: Once you’ve decided on your fabric placement, I found it helpful to take a photo so that when I’m chain piecing the units together, I didn’t get them mixed up or forget what order I wanted to stitch the entire Unit C7 together.
With the 2.5″ squares, create your five (5) 9-patch units by laying them out in order, sewing three rows, then attaching the three rows together paying close attention to matching the seams as best as possible.
At this point, each 9-patch block should be 6.5″ square.
With the two 4.5″ squares, follow the QST Tutorial to create two (2) QST blocks. Draw a diagonal line, stitch on both sides to create two (2) HSTs, cut in half and press. If pressing the seams to one side, press towards the same fabric for both HSTs.
Layer the HST units again, with opposite fabrics on each side, draw a diagonal line in the opposite direction of the current seam, stitch, press, cut apart. Trim the QST units to 3.5″ square.
Attach the two QST units together to create a 3.5″ x 6.5″ segment.
Layout your blocks in order, then attach the 6.5″ x 1.5″ sashing strips in between the 9-patch blocks and the segment created with the QSTs.
Attach the 38.5″ x 1.5″ sashing strip to the section completed above. Refer to Lesson 5 for a refresher on measuring large units/strips.
Completed Unit C7 = 38.5″ W x
6.5″ 7.5″ H
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Check on Sunday evening to share your photos and enter the give-aways. You’ll be submitting the completed Unit C7 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.