It’s week 6!! You made it through the most tedious part! Give yourself a big pat on the back! But if you’re new here, it’s not too late to join in.
All the strip sets are pieced. We have a quarter of our blocks DONE done. This is the downhill portion of the quilt along!
How to Quilt Along
Make Block 2
We’re making 22 half square triangles using our Thin Strip Triangle Units for one half, and plain triangles for the other half.
Check the Block 2 Combination Table for your fabrics, pin, chain piece on the stitch line on the foundation paper, press, and square up your blocks.
This is basically the same process that we used for Block 1. If your blocks came out a bit shy of 8 1/2″ previously, here are a few things to try:
- Stitch just outside the stitch line (further into the seam allowance) if your blocks seem too small overall.
- If your plain triangles aren’t quite big enough, pin them so that the long edge is closer to the stitch line, leaving a scant 1/4″ or even 1/8″ seam allowance. This will give you a smidge more fabric on that side of your block.
- If your corner strip just isn’t reaching the corner, it’s easy to unpick and replace with a larger scrap. You can also place the edge of the fabric closer to the stitch line to give you a bit more reach.
Even using all these tricks, I still had 2 blocks where my plain triangles had clearly just been cut too small. I had enough fabric left to cut 2 new triangles, but if you need to substitute a different fabric or even a striped triangle, it’ll just be one more glitch in the quilt. I give you permission to take a look at your coloring page and make an awesome substitution. I promise nobody will notice!
Remember to share your progress on Instagram using #glitchalong
Becky Jorgensen is a quilter and pattern designer; her love of the needle started with a embroidery sampler at age 8. She’s not afraid to think outside of the box and explore new quilting techniques and ideas. In 2014 she launched the International Association of Quilters – allowing her to share her passions with quilters from around the world and build an active community. In addition to the quilt group she also designed and sells a Patchwork Planner & Journal. Helping others keep projects, supplies, ideas and progress tracking is something she enjoys. Bringing a little bit of organization to a creative sewing area is tough; having more time to sew and less time searching is her goal. Her patterns have appeared in the books: Embroider Your Life, Crafty Little Things to Sew as well as in Primitive Quilts Magazine and Prims Magazine. Her patterns have been featured on Thermoweb, Andover Fabrics, Moda Bake Shop, Checkers Dist, Fat Quarterly, and more. You can keep up with the latest happenings, planner pages and patterns on her blog- www.patchworkposse.com
We are excited to award one winner a full years membership to the International Association of Quilters. We are an online quilt group featuring 2 block of the months, monthly guest designers from around the world, fun swaps, challenges and a community that speaks your quilting language. You don’t have to quilt alone! Are you missing discovering new designers or spending money on new patterns, with no one around that understands your passion for quilting? We help you keep up to date on trends, patterns & designers You’ll go from sewing alone and the same ‘ol patterns, to connecting with others while exploring new techniques, patterns and designers from around the world. No more “sewing alone and the family not getting it”, it’s time for “having fun and sharing with someone who understands”.
Head over to today’s Instagram post for the details!