“Spring Migration” QAL – Step 2

30 03 2015

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It’s Monday . . . and time for Step 2 of our Quilt-A-Long. It’s always nice to keep our end goal in mind and review where we’ve been. Last week’s Step 1 was making 12 HSTs that measure 6 1/2,” unfinished. You can find the instructions for “Spring Migration” on the Patterns page of the blog.

Step 2:  Make 4 Rail Fence Units and 4 Nine Patches

Rail Fence Units

From Print fabric, cut 2 strips 2 ½” x 42.

From White fabric, cut 1 strip 2 ½” x 42.”

With right sides together sew the White strip between the Print strips. Press seam allowances toward the Print strips. The strip set should measure 6 ½” wide. Sub-cut in 6 ½” increments. You need 4 units which measure 6 ½” square.

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Nine Patches

Cut 2 White strips 2 ½” x 42” and 2 Blue strips 2 ½” x 42.” Sub-cut as follows.

*Cut 2 White strips 2 ½” x 21” and 1 Blue strip 2 ½” x 21.” Sew the Blue strip between the White strips. Press seam allowances toward the Blue strip. The strip set should measure 6 ½” wide. Sub-cut in 2 ½” increments. You need 8 units.

*Cut 2 Blue strips 2 ½” x 10 ½.” Cut 1 White strip 2 ½” x 10 ½.”

Sew the White strip between the Blue strips. Press seam allowances toward the Blue strips. The strip set should measure 6 ½” wide. Sub-cut in 2 ½” increments. You need 4 units.

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Use the units made above to construct 4 Nine Patches in the configuration shown. The Nine Patches should measure 6 ½” square.

When you finish Step 2, leave a comment below. Are you tempted to look ahead to Step 3?

 

 

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2 responses

1 04 2015
csgamble

I’ve been at my dad’s for a couple of days, but plan to complete this step today!

2 04 2015
csgamble

Finished step 2! Though I’d like to rush through, I am trying to pace myself on several projects. Slow and steady wins the race…or finishes quilts!

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