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The final installment of the Sew Sweet Simplicity Block of the Month comes out today. As a fortunate pattern tester, I had a month to think about this ahead of time and had a lot of fun designing a setting plan that used the 12 blocks I created so far (2 each of the six Jacquelynne designed).
By creating alternate blocks and setting the whole thing on point, the finished top is 50″ x 67″, a large throw/couch quilt. If you added a border or two, it would be a twin size quilt. Not too bad for 12 fancy blocks and a few extras!
The alternating blocks use the central snowball block that anchors each of the other blocks. A set of written directions follows. This was a fun finish. I wish I could say it was completely finished, but the top is at the quilters right now. I’ll share more as soon as it is back from visiting Tara to get some of her magic.
As usual, there is a giveaway and more fun (Including a preview of an upcoming event that might or might not include another block of the month. Shhh! Don’t tell!) from Jacquelynne. Enter the giveaway here and on the other participating blogs to have a chance at more nice prizes.
Here you can leave a comment for a chance at an e-book, retail value $14.95. There are several little projects in this book along with recipes and fun crafts and projects that kids (of all ages) can do. At the Art of Home, Jacquelynne’s own blog, she is giving away a large prize, which includes thread, patterns, book, tote bag and more. Retail value $70.
Tutorial: Alternating 12″ Snowball Block
CUTTING: one 6-1/2″ square four 2″ squares two 3-1/2″ x 6-1/2″ rectangles background fabric two 3-1/2″ x 12-1/2″ rectangles background fabric ASSEMBLY: 1. Attach the 2″ squares to the corners of the 6-1/2″ square using the diagonal stitch-and-flip method as shown in the block patterns designed for the Sew Sweet Simplicity BOM. Press. 2. Attach the 3-1/2″ x 6-1/2″ rectangles background fabric to the sides of the 6-1/2″ block. Press. 3. Attach the 3-1/2″ x 12-1/2″ rectangles background fabric to finish the alternating block. Press.
I used six of these in this on-point layout. The setting triangles are 3 blocks 18-1/4″ squares, cut diagonally twice. You will have two left over. The setting corners are two blocks 9-3/8″, cut diagonally once. The quilt went together easily. If an on-point setting appeals to you, consider alternating blocks. It gives a new look (and a larger quilt).