The big reveal is today, are you excited? We will put the squares and half-square triangles into blocks, and then I’ll give you several ways to put it together.
The elements you have cut and sewn will make 16 blocks, here is the block. It is a classic, traditional block called Road to Oklahoma.
I assembled my blocks using a web method first taught by Eleanor Burns. Begin with laying out the squares and HSTs on your work table.
Take the first two COLUMNS and lay the second column square over the first so that your edge to stitch is on the right. Stack the pairs from top to bottom, with the top set on the top of the stack.
Stack the next rows in order from top to bottom.
Sew the first set from top to bottom, do not clip the threads between.
Then just like turning the pages of a book, go back to the top set and open them up. Turn the top square of the next stack over onto the right square of the set, and sew on the right edge. Continue down the column.
Do the same for the last column.
Now you have four rows connected with threads. This is the ‘web’.
Take it to the ironing board, and press the seams in opposite directions.
Then, flip the rows right sides together and sew the remaining seams.
The seams nest nicely.
The block comes together very quickly, and measures 8-1/2-inches at this point.
I put a block web together, then went to the next block, making several at once.
One trip to the ironing board for several blocks, then the final assembly is easy and doesn’t require a lot of thought.
See my blog post Speed Assembly Web Method for a more detailed explanation. Assemble the blocks as you like. I’ll give you a few ideas, and these are all in the pdf download. I made mine into a table topper with the blocks arranged 4×4. Here is the EQ8 image with just plain borders. Note that the blocks are alternating in orientation to form the stars. (Don’t forget, EQ8 is offering a fabulous discount for Autumn Jubilee readers this month, 25% off with code JUBILEE25.)
If you orient your blocks opposite to the above, you get a different look. The lines form a connecting closed lattice with the stars between.
If you orient all the blocks the same way, you get this.
If you prefer a long table runner, you can orient your blocks in a 2 x 8 configuration.
Or make two runners in a 2 x 4 arrangement. Again, lay out the blocks and be sure that you like the configuration, try both orientations before you sew the final seams.
Download a pdf for your sewing room – Autumn Jubilee Quilt Along Week 2. Next week, we’ll do borders, then the final week will be quilting and finishing.
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