WHY NOT INCORPORATE THE SHAPE OF THE BLOCK INTO YOUR QUILTING LIKE JO HAS?
CUTTING OUT 1
From the dark grey cut:
■ Forty four (44) 2¼in squares.
■ Twelve (12) 3½in x WOF strips for the FPP templates.
From the yellow fabric cut:
■ Forty four (44) 1¼in x 2¼in strips.
■ Forty four (44) 1¼in x 3in strips.
From each of the purple, orange, green and turquoise medium solids cut:
■ Four (4) pieces using Template A.
From each of the red and pink medium solids cut:
■ Three (3) pieces using Template A.
From each of the dark solid fabrics cut: ■ Five (5) 3¼in x 16½in strips for the FPP templates. 6
From the background fabric cut:
■ One 72½in x WOF strip. Subcut into one (1) 5½in x 72½in piece, one (1) 7½in x 72½in piece, one (1) 10½in x 60½in piece and one (1) 12½in x 60½in piece.
■ Two (2) 10½in x WOF strips. Subcut into three (3) 10½in x 20½in pieces and two (2) 10½in squares.
■ Forty four (44) Template C pieces.
■ Twenty two (22) 3½in x WOF strips for
the FPP templates.
From the binding fabric cut: ■ Eight (8) 2½in x WOF strips. ASSEMBLING YOUR QUILT 8
Trim a 1in piece from one of the 3½in dark grey strips and place on the back of one copy of Template B with the wrong side facing the back of the paper.
Ensure that the fabric covers the whole of Section 1 plus at least ¼in all around.
Pin one end of a background strip RST with the dark grey piece so that when flipped over at the seam line, the background fabric will cover Section 2 plus at least ¼in all the way around. Flip the template to the printed side and sew along the line between Sections 1 and 2, extending into the seam line (Fig A).
Fold and then press the background fabric over so it covers Section 2. Fold the paper back at the seam line between Sections 2 and 3 and trim the fabric to ¼in beyond the fold (Fig B).
Repeat steps 9–10 to cover Section 3 with a dark grey strip (Fig C) and Section 4 with background fabric.
Continue piecing the rest of the template in the same way, covering Sections 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 with background fabric, Sections 5 and 9 with the pink dark solids, and Sections 7, 11 and 13 with dark grey.
Turn the completed Template B to the wrong side and trim along the outer dashed line (Fig D). Remove the papers by tearing along the seam lines. Repeat steps 8–13 make an identical Template B.
Sew a 1¼in x 2¼in strip of yellow fabric to one side of a 2¼in dark grey square. Sew a 1¼in x 3in yellow strip to an adjacent side of the grey square (Fig E). Make a second identical square. Sew one of these squares to either end of one Template B (Fig F). Set aside. 15
Take one coordinating Template A piece and fold in half to get a centre point. Fold each of the Template B pieces in half to mark their centre points. Pin Template A and B pieces RST, matching centre points and edges and then filling the space in between using plenty of pins (Fig G). Sew together, carefully and slowly, easing your curved seam and pivoting every few stitches. Press (Fig H).
Using the same technique sew the remaining Template B pieces to the other side, matching points where the squares intersect. Press (Fig I).
Sew the Template C pieces to either side, pinning and easing the curve to give a 10½in square block (Fig J).
Repeat steps 8–17 to make another two blocks using pink fabrics. Make four blocks each using orange, green, turquoise and purple, and three red.
Sew the four orange blocks together to make one large ring. Repeat with the purple and turquoise blocks. Use the three pink blocks and one green block to make another large ring block and the three red blocks and one green to make the final large ring block. Set aside the two extra green blocks.
Following the Layout Diagram, sew a 10½in background square to each of the set aside green blocks. Piece the large blocks together with these and the 10½in x 20½in background strips.
Sew the 10½in x 60½in background border strip to the left hand side and the 12½in x 60½in border strip to the right.