PVQA June 2016 BOM- “Over – Under, Under – Over” 10.5“ unfinished
I thought it would be fun to buy a jelly roll of a particular fabric line and then let everyone pick two strips so all the blocks would be really coordinated. I found this jellyroll on clearance at Craftsy. It's a Michael Miller line called Melodi by Sarah Campbell. The background is kona white.
(Note: The instructional pix below were made before I rec'd the jelly roll so they are made with Cotton and Steel fabric line by RJR)
-From the white strip: cut 1- 2.5” square and 4- 5” rectangles. The strip has just enough length to cover all the pieces so measure and cut carefully.
-Because the print strips have Pinked edges they are slightly wider than 2.5”. Trim each printed strip to 2.5” wide. (It’s a small amount but it could throw your block measurement off.)
-From each of the trimmed strips: cut 1- 5” rectangle and 2- 6.5” strips.
Sew / Cut
1- Sew one white 5” rectangle to either side of each of the printed 5” rectangles. Press toward the print. Cut each of these units in half perpendicular to the seams. Refer to pic.
2- Sew each cut unit made in step 1 to one of the 6.5” printed strips. Match each strip with a step #1 unit of the opposite print. Refer to pic. Press toward the 6.5” strips.
3- Layout the units made in step 2 according to the pic and place the remaining white 2.5” square in the center.
3a- Match the edge of the white square right sides together with one of the step 2 units. Sew about half way down the seam and stop. Finger press the sewn portion toward the print.
When lineing up the two units to sew; use a ruler bumped up to the seams to make sure the strips will be in line with each other when sewn. refer to pic.
3c- Repeat with the other two, step 2 units. Working your way around the patch in the middle. Go back to the first Unfinished seam and sew from the middle to the edge of the block to complete the block. Press all seams away from the center.
pretty easy block once you know the trick of how to sew the middle!
Have a great week!
Cheers, Claire W.