Monday, May 6, 2024

TQC Journal | issue 105

So sorry for the previous post with no information. My
work ahead finally caught up with me. I didn't want you
to miss out so here you go.

This months mini is one of my all time favorites. 
What is it about little squares! I hand pieced this one and
had a great time. I still think I prefer machine piecing but
 doing it by hand is a nice change of pace. 
If you are interested in making one of you own and you
don't have the 2024 Mini-a-Month Postcard Collection
yet you can order one here. 
If you have been keeping up with our Potholder Project
You now have enough little cuties to connect a few rows. 
I use a ladder stitch on the back to do this. Here is a
tutorial that I found that is really easy to follow. 
  Patchwork Potholder Project - Block Eleven
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from pink print, cut:
4 squares, 1-1/4" x 1-1/4"
4 squares, 2-1/8" x 2-1/8"
4 strips, 1-1/4" x 5-1/2"
from light print, cut:
4 squares, 1-3/4" x 1-3/4"
1 square, 3-11/16 x 3-11/16 
1 square, 3" x 3"
4 squares, 1-1/4" x 1-1/4"
Making the block

1. Using 3-11/16" and 2-1/8" light and pink squares make four
flying geese units. Click here for flying geese tutorial.
Your blocks should measure 1-3/4" x 3", including
seam allowances. 

2. Sew pink 1-1/4" squares diagonally to each corner
of the 3" light square. Trim seam allowance and press. 

3. Using flying geese, light 1-3/4" squares and light center,
layout star in three rows of three units. Sew the units in each
 row together. Join the rows alternating seams at intersections.

4. Add 1-1/4" x 5-1/2" pink strips to each side of block. Sew
1-1/4" light square to each end of remaining 5-1/2" pink 
strips and add to top and bottom of block.  

5. Layer block, batting and back together. Machine or hand 
quilt. Important note - Once your block is quilted trim to 
6-1/2" square. Bind using single thickness binding. 
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Catch up on all the Patchwork Potholder Project details here. 
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Catch up on all the Patchwork Potholder details here. 

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