Wednesday, September 2, 2015

French Connection Sew Along - Week 3

Hello!

I hope that you all got your blocks done and are ready to start the first border.  I finally got my alternate block done and here it is:

To download Week 3, click here.

Week 3: Border Construction

The border is done with large flip corners on one side of a rectangle and small flip corners on the other side.  I wanted to use my Fit to be Quarter 6.5 & Companion ruler set so the first thing that I did was cut my main light to 3 1/2" x 5" and my greys larger than needed, 4 1/4" square, cut diagonally once.

Then using my Fit to be Quarter 6.5 & Companion, I trimmed the top right corner off of the light.  I put wrong sides together so that I could get mirror images.

Next, I lay my piece on the triangle cut from a 4 1/4" squares of grey.

I sewed using 1/4" seam and pressed out. Then I trimmed the pieces using the Fit to be Quarter 6.5 ruler with the 3 1/2" diagonal line across the seam.  I repeated for the mirror image.


Next, I trimmed the adjacent corners.

I sewed on a red triangle cut from a 2 3/4" square and trimmed using the Fit to be Quarter 6.5. I did both mirror images and sewed them together.  Follow the instructions for pressing.

I repeated this step to make a total of 8 with the alternate block grey and main block red and 4 with the alternate block red and the main block grey.  I had to think about which grey and which red went together because I used 2 different reds in my blocks.

The next thing I did was I made my 1/2 square triangles using the grey from my main block and the main light.  I repeated to make 4.

The final step is to make your 4 corners for the border.  I haven't made mine yet because I haven't decided on my borders. 

Have fun sewing this week and make sure that you post your pictures on our French Connection Sew Along Facebook page.

See you next week!

2 comments:

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