Sunday, October 10, 2010

Greenpiece, Month Five

This month you only need three colors: Background color, Burgundy and Sage Green.

The first picture shows the optional applique blocks you can make each month along with your blocks. Applique can either be wool or cotton. My final quilt won't have any applique at all except for the tree in the center block.

Background Color - 8, 2 1/2" sqrs for corners
2, 2 1/4" sqrs cut once diagonally
2, 5 1/4" sqrs cut twice diagonally

Burgundy - 12, 2 1/4" sqrs cut once diagonally
2, 2 1/2" sqrs for centers

Sage Green - 4, 2 7/8" sqrs cut once diagonally
6, 2 1/4" sqrs cut once diagonally

1 - Center Units: sew the small green and small background triangles to the center squares.
When you sew, be sure you match the long side of the triangle to the edge of the block. Pinch fold the centers to make sure you have them aligned well. You should have 1 Burgundy/Sage Center Unit and 1 Burgundy/Background Center Unit.

2 - Corner Units: sew small burgundy and small sage triangles onto the cornerstone background squares (2 1/2" background squares). Sew the long side of the triangle to two corner edges of the triangle. (see example in 1st picture). Be sure to center your triangles well on the side of the squares or you won't have a nice even quarter inch seam (see example in 2nd picture) You should have 4 Corner Units with burgundy and 4 Corner Units with sage.

3 - Inner Units: Sew the long side of the small triangles to the short sides of the large sage triangles. You should have 8 Inner Units.

Assemble Blocks:
1 - Join Corner Units and Inner Units. You should have 4 Unit A with double bugundy flying geese and 4 Unit A with a sage chevron.

2 - Sew large background triangles to the opposite sides of Unit A. Make 4, two for each block - pairing the different colorways together.

3 - Add remaining 4 of Unit A to opposite sides of center squares. Pair the sage chevron colorway with the center block with burgundy/background Center Unit and the double bugundy flying geese with the burgundy/sage Center Unit. You should have two Units.

4 - Assemble the rows on point. Makes two 8 1/2" x 8 1/2" blocks.




Highland Monkey's said...

Thanks for that. It just shows with a limited palet you can still make something wonderous.

wonderwoman said...

those colours work really well and it looks lovely!