Wednesday, October 20, 2010

SPOOK-TACULAR NIGHT: A Charm Pack Tutorial (Part 2)


This is a charm pack friendly tutorial. For the fabric requirements and cutting instructions, check out Part 1 of this tutorial here.


In Part 2 of this tutorial, we will be quickly constructing and assembling the quick top. So grab your cut fabrics and let's start "spooking"!


Block Construction

Note: All seams are a 1/4". Press all seams to one side.


Step 1:
  • Gather your Moda Bella Solid Stone 2 7/8" X 2 7/8" squares
  • Lay your ruler from corner to corner on the 2 7/8" X 2 7/8 squares.



Step 2 :
  • Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on each of the  2 7/8" X 2 7/8" squares.




Step 3:

  • With Rigth Sides Together (RST), layer a 2 7/8" X 2 7/8" square on top of a 5" X 5" charm square.



Step 4:
  • Using your sewing machine, stitch on the diagonal line.




Step 5:
  • Place the 1/4" mark of your ruler on the diagonal line that you just stitched.


Step 6:

  • Using you rotary cutter, trim 1/4" away from the diagonal line.


Step 7:
  • Press the block open.
  • The block should measure 5" X 5".
  • Repeat and make a total of (40) 5" X 5" blocks.




Step 8:
  • Layout the charm squares as shown below.
Step 9:
  • With RST, layer a 5" X 5" charm square on top of another 5" X5" charm square.
  • Stitch the blocks together.
  • Press the block open.
  • The block should measure 5" X 9 1/2".
  • Repeat and make a total of (20) 5" x 9 1/2" blocks.







Step 10:
  • Layout the blocks as shown.
  • With RST, layer a 5" X 9 1/2" rectangle on top of another 5" X 9 1/2" rectangle.
  • Stitch the blocks together.
  • Press the block open.
  • Block should measure 9 1/2" X 9 1/2"
  • Repeat and make a total of (10) 9 1/2" X 9 1/2" blocks.
  • Finished block size : 9 " X  9"



Step 11:

  • You are now ready to assemble your blocks. Refer to the photos and diagrams for your block placement.
  • Layout the blocks into 3 rows.
  •  Row 1 & Row 3 will each contain (4) 9 1/2" X 9 1/2" blocks. Place a 1 1/2" X 9 1/2" rectangle between each block.
  •  Row 2 will contain (2) 9 1/2" X 9 1/2" blocks. Place the 9 1/2" X 21 1/2" rectangle between the two blocks.




Step 12:
  • Make a quilt sandwhich and baste the layers together.
  • Quilt as desired.
  • Bind the quilt using your favorite method.


SPOOKTACULAR NIGHT
44 " X 34"
Finished Block Size: 9" X 9"





I hope that you are inspired to create your own SPOOKTACULAR version of my quilt!

Until Next Time...Happy Quilitng!

6 comments:

  1. Thanks for a lovely pattern which will do for all seasonal festivities!

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  2. That's gorgeous, thank you for the tutorial! I love seasonal projects!

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  3. Love this! What a great quilt seaseonal quilt!

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  4. What a great tutorial...makes a very eye catching quilt.

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  5. Great tut girl. Love it! Hugs Nat

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  6. Great tutorial! I like how the center is blank or empty, adds a unique twist to a patchwork quilt.

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