October 2011

October 2011 Block

Domino

Tips & Hints

The block for October is a variation of 1370 in Barbara Brackman's book, Domino Net. This block uses a blue print, a red print and the Moda Best Natural Swirls fabric. The blocks this year are 9 1/2" x 9 1/2" unfinished. You will be making two blocks for October. I'm trying out a new format for next year, a pdf of the cutting directions generated with Electric Quilt 7. Please click here to display the pdf file. You can also right click and save to your computer.

Sew a red print 2" x 2" square right sides together with a Natural Swirls 2" x 2" square. Press toward the red fabric. Sew a 2" x 2" red print square to one end of a Natural Swirls 2" x 3 1/2" rectangle. Press toward the red fabric. Sew a 2" x 3 1/2" red print rectangle to one side of the unit consisting of a red print square and a Natural Swirls square. The red square will be at the bottom if the red rectangle is on the left. See block graphic above for correct placement. Press toward the red print rectangle. Sew a 2" x 3 1/2" red print rectangle to the previous unit. The rectangle goes on the top if the swirls square is on the right. Press toward the red rectangle. Now attach the red rectangle unit with the swirls square on one end. This will go on the right side and will touch the Natural swirls square. The square will be at the lower right corner when the unit is completed. See block graphic above for correct placement. Press toward the unit that was added. Repeat for a second unit.

Sew a blue print 2" x 2" square right sides together with a Natural Swirls 2" x 2" square. Press toward the blue fabric. Sew a 2" x 2" blue print square to one end of a Natural Swirls 2" x 3 1/2" rectangle. Press toward the blue fabric. Sew a 2" x 3 1/2" Natural swirls rectangle to one side of the unit consisting of a blue print square and a Natural Swirls square. The blue square will be on the right if the swirls rectangle is on the top. See block graphic above for correct placement. Press toward the Natural swirls rectangle. Sew a 2" x 3 1/2" Natural swirls rectangle to the previous unit. The rectangle goes on the right side if the blue square is in the lower right position. Press toward the swirls rectangle. Now attach the Natural swirls rectangle with the blue print square on the end. The unit will go at the bottom of the previous unit and the blue square will be at the left. Press toward the unit that was added. Repeat for a second unit.

Join a red and natural unit to a natural and blue unit, matching the placement in the block graphic above. Press toward the red and natural block of press the seam open. Repeat. Flip the second unit and join those two rows to make the block. Press toward the natural and blue block, releasing the seam at the center to form a tiny four patch or press open. Repeat for the second block. The block is 9 1/2" x 9 1/2" unfinished. You will be making two blocks for October. Please mail your blocks so they will be received by Patty before the end of the month.

If you have questions or comments, post a note on the Yahoo PClassic BOM Group or email Squirrel (Patty) or AzPatch (Margo).

October 2011 Quilt

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