September 2008

September 2008 Block

Cup and Saucer

Tips & Hints

For September we are doing an adaptation of block 941 in the Barbara Brackman book. Use a fabric that looks like you might see it on fine china (florals or paisleys come to mind), making sure it contrasts well with the Moda Marble Sweet Green background. You will be making TWO blocks for September.

Cutting directions for TWO blocks are below:

NumberSizeFabric
41 1/2" x 1 1/2"Cup Fabric
23 1/2" x 1 1/2"Cup Fabric
28 1/2" x 8 1/2"Cup Fabric
212 1/2" x 2 1/2"Cup Fabric
61 1/2" x 1 1/2"Sweet Green Moda
22 1/2" x 1 1/2"Sweet Green Moda
82 1/2" x 2 1/2"Sweet Green Moda
24 1/2" x 2 1/2"Sweet Green Moda
28 1/2" x 2 1/2"Sweet Green Moda
412 1/2" x 1 1/2"Sweet Green Moda

Sew a 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" sweet green square between two 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" cup fabric squares. Press towards the sweet green square. Sew a snowball corner using a 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" sweet green square at both ends on the same side of a 3 1/2" x 1 1/2" cup fabric rectangle. For a refresher on snowball corners click here. You may trim one or both layers. Sew this to the previous unit, so the snowball corners face to the right. (See block graphic above.) Press away from the three squares. This is the handle unit. Sew a 2 1/2" x 1 1/2" sweet green rectangle to the top of the handle unit. Sew a 4 1/2" x 2 1/2" sweet green rectangle to the bottom of the handle unit. Press towards the sweet green rectangles.

Sew a snowball corner using a 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" sweet green square at both ends of a 12 1/2" x 2 1/2" cup fabric rectangle. The is the saucer unit. Sew a snowball corner using a 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" sweet green square on two adjacent corners of a 8 1/2" x 8 1/2" cup fabric square for a total of two snowball corners. This is the cup. See block graphic above for correct placement. Each rectangle will have two snowball corners. You may trim one or both layers.

Sew a 12 1/2" x 1 1/2" sweet green rectangle to the side of the saucer unit with the snowball corners. Press towards the sweet green rectangle. Sew a 8 1/2" x 2 1/2" sweet green rectangle to the left side of the cup unit. Press towards the sweet green rectangle. The snowball corners of the cup unit are both on the bottom of the unit. Sew the handle unit to the right side of the cup unit. Press towards the cup unit. The handle is near the top of the cup. (See block graphic above.) Sew a 12 1/2" x 1 1/2" sweet green rectangle to the top of the cup unit. Press toward the sweet green rectangle. Sew the saucer unit to the bottom of the cup unit. Press towards the saucer unit. Repeat all steps for the second block.

We are making TWO blocks for September. The blocks are 12 1/2" x 12 1/2" unfinished. Do not trim your blocks. Let the winners of the blocks trim them as necessary when they set them into a quilt top. And remember to label your blocks (sticky address label is a good method). Send your blocks to Patty. The blocks should be mailed a week before the end of the month. By now you should have sent your Priority stamp and label to Patty. Priority Mail went up another 20 cents on May 12th, so you might want to send Patty some additional postage if you have not won a set of blocks yet. If your blocks are late, you won't be in the drawing for that month and you'll cause more expense and work for Patty. Another reminder, all blocks should be made with 100% cotton, quilt shop quality fabrics that have been washed, dried and pressed. If you are having trouble finding the common Sweet Green Moda Marble background, please email Patty. This is the background fabric we're using this year, in order to have some consistency to the blocks. No other background fabric is acceptable.

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

September 2008 Quilt

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