Our second week will see the construction of the block and beginning the quilting. So, here is where we left off. If you missed last weeks beginning with the cutting instructions and the first unit construction, click HERE.
Start by sewing the HSTs units together. Press the seams open on these units to reduce bulk.
Then sew in rows across the block.
Make three blocks.
Sew the three blocks into the runner.
Add a border. I used the same gold as the fabric in the center of the nine-patch. My border is cut 2-1/2-inches wide.
Assemble your runner, and quilt as you like. The blocks finish at 12 inches, so the runner is about 12 x 36 without borders. The Patriotic quilt version with 20 blocks is about 58 x 72 with 2-inch sashing and without borders. Here is the pdf I promised, with three sets of cutting instructions for more sizes – Nine Patch Star.
See my finish of the Christmas Nine Patch Star here.
One more thing, today is my day on the Moda Bake Shop site for this Candy Twist Block. If you go to the Bake Shop, you can see all the blocks in their Countdown to Christmas quilt along which began December 1. Find your Moda Christmas Fabrics at Fat Quarter Shop’s Moda Line.
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This week, we were really snowed in!! We got somewhere between 8 and 10 inches of snow.
But the sun came out very late in the afternoon, so we might be able to get out by Monday.
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