Are you having fun with the quilt along? Today we’ll assemble the center section.
Begin by pulling these pieces from the cutting instructions. You’ll need
Autumn Theme Scraps – nine 2-1/2-inch squares, four 4-inch squares
Background – four 3-1/2-inch squares, four 4-inch squares
Accent Color 3-1/2-Inch Strips – cut two 12-1/2-inches long, and two 18-1/2-inches long.
Using the nine 2-1/2-inch squares, assemble a nine patch.
Match four 4-inch scrappy squares with 4-inch background squares and make HSTs. Use my Chain Piecing Half Square Triangles method for speedy assembly. Square up to 3-1/2-inches square.
Arrange four 3-1/2-inch background squares with HST units and center nine patch unit as shown. Sew two HST units together for two sides, then attach to center nine patch.
Sew remaining units in rows. Sew rows together and press. This block should measure 12-1/2-inches square.
Tips – as you are sewing, be sure to join the pieces sewing through the ‘x’ created by making the HST unit and the adjacent patch. This creates perfect points.
Next, apply the sashing strips. Use the same measure-and-cut method as you would to put a border on a large quilt. Using the 3-1/2-inch wide by 12-1/2-inch long strips, fit the block to the sashing border. Pin carefully and sew.
Press toward the sashing.
Add the remaining two sashing units 18-1/2 inches long to remaining two sides.
The center section should measure 18-1/2-inches at this point. Download the pdf for your sewing room – Autumn Jubilee Week 3 Center Section.
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