Wednesday, June 12, 2013

APPLE PIE IN THE SKY QUILT ALONG BLOCK 9

Are we really at week 9?   A peak at all 9 blocks.
  Take a quick picture of your 9 blocks.  Even if it is just with your phone.  What colors do you need to include more of?  I really need to add some other green and some more of the main print.  Now would be the time to adjust those last few blocks.  These 9 sampler blocks would make a great table quilt.

I will be putting my blocks on point.  I can also see that there are a few busy blocks that will need their own corner :)  If you are just beginning, here is the link to Block 1 .

Block 9 (Now that we have stole her thunder) is.......

 Key Lime Pie

 This is another easy block.  Much easier than it looks.  And you should be able to stitch this up quickly.

 Cutting Instructions:

  • Cut 1 white/background strip 2 1/2" x 20 1/2"  for corner squares (Or eight 2 1/2" squares)
  • Cut 1 print strip 2 1/2" x 20 1/2" for corner squares (or eight 2 1/2" squares)
  • Cut 1 print (yellow) square measuring 4 1/2" for the block or star center patch
  • Cut 1 white/background square measuring 5 1/4" square for the star points
  • Cut 1 print square measuring 5 1/4" square for the star points
  • Cut 2 print (red) squares measuring 4 7/8" square for larger star points


 Let's begin with the easiest sections - little four patches.  Stitch the white/background 2 1/2" strip to the print 2 1/2" strip.  Press the seam to the print.  Cross cut into (8) 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" patches.
 Nestle seams together and sew two 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" patches together forming a four patch.  Obviously prints and backgrounds are opposite.  Press and set aside.

 Cross cut the 5 1/4" white/background and print squares into 4 triangles each. Total 8 triangles.
 Cross cut the two print 4 7/8" squares once on the diagonal creating 2 triangles from each square.
 There is no better way to do this!  Lay out the triangles in the pattern that you need.  I tried to cheat and sew this patch together with half-square triangles, but after two tries, I ended up with two colors on the wrong side. Notice they are all going in the same direction.
 First stitch the smaller print and white/background triangles together.  Press seams to the print. Then sew that patch to the larger right angle triangle, forming a 4 1/2" square.  Press seams to the larger triangle.


 Arrange your squares into the block pattern.  Sew squares together in rows.  Press the outside rows seams towards the center block.  Press the center row seams to the outer blocks.   Another brave picture of the back of the block. 
And there it is.....the lovely Key Lime Pie 
(Which is also one of my favorite desserts)

Now for the fun



Congratulations again to Ansje !

Winner of a $10 gift certificate to Sisters & Quilters! 

  

 Ansje's wonderful All Hallows Block.  That orange is fabulous!
 Jeanenne made two blocks.  I like the lighter value of green in her block. Nice contrast. Thanks Jeanenne!
Leisha's All Hallows Block.  Again I love the contrast in value.  I think the framing of the star patterns stands out more.  Lovely.

Thank you ladies for sending in your blocks.  Any others......keep them coming!

Happy Sewing!

2 comments:

  1. Where can I find the pattern for the All Hallows block? It's awesome!

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  2. Hi Gail. It was the previous week to this block. Just click on the previous older post below on the right. Thanks for dropping by. Kristin

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