Autumn Jubilee Quilt Along continues today with the second block. Block B is simple, we’ll take two pieces of fabric and sew/cut, sew/cut until we have two quarter square triangle units.
Begin with two pieces of fabric, one in the black background, and the other in the center star print, both 13-1/2-inches square. Or you can use a different print if you prefer. The idea is that the quarter squares will tessellate with the star background, making a pointed background. Start by marking two sewing lines on the lighter of the two fabrics, one quarter inch away from a center diagonal line.
Sew on those lines, then cut apart. Reposition so that the colors are opposite each other right sides together, and draw two more lines perpendicular to the seam line. I forgot to take a photo of this step, but this one from another project will hopefully help you see what I mean. The one on the left is a QST.
Sew on those lines and cut apart. Square up to 12-1/2-inches.
For the Harvest Star runner, I am using a large cornucopia and leaf print. This is a great time to use large prints as this block has a big area to showcase them.
Assemble the runner with the star in the middle, and the Quarter Square Triangle Block B on either side, with the black backgrounds sewn together. Next week, we will finish it off, with borders and another idea to expand the runner.
If you’d like to make a quilt with this idea, here is how it might look. I did not have time to do a whole quilt for you this year, but I did mock it up in EQ8. I’ll show you some additional ideas next week.
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