Block of the Month – Assembly

img066crppedThis is a little late coming, but better late than never. This is a post for a simple way to put you block of the month blocks together into a quilt top. Please feel free to use your imagination and come up with something totally different than I have posted. Also, please forgive my lack of artistic talent in sketching out my ideas, apparently the creative part of my brain does not extend to drawing.

Materials:
15 – 2.5 x 12.5″ strips of background fabric
2 – 2.5 x 44.5″ strips of background fabric (you will need to piece to pieces of background together to make this strip)
2 – 2.5 x 40.5″ strips of background fabric
4 – 2.5 x 2.5″ squares of print fabric.

Assembly:
1. Find the arrangement of the blocks that appeals to you on your design board.
2. Take the middle square of each row and add a 2.5 x 12.5 strip of background to 2 sides (opposite of each other). Press the seams.
3. Attach the adjacent blocks to the strips of background fabric on the middle block for each row. You will now have 3 rows that consist of (Block – background – block- background – block).
4. Assemble the 2 rows by attaching 2.5x 2.5 blocks of print to 2.5 x 12.5″ background strips in the following order: (background-print-background-print-background) Press the seams.
5. Now you can sew your rows together – blocks, strip, blocks, strip, blocks (like the above picture).
6. Add your boarders (long strips of background fabric).

You are now ready to baste and quilt.

We look forward to seeing everyone’s creations at the upcoming June meeting!

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