Hi, I’m Pati Violick. As the Director of Marketing for Marcus Fabrics, I am very excited to be participating in our Sew Along. “Sew”, a little about me – I enjoy creating, and I especially love making little girls dresses for Quilt Market as well as making quilts. Those who know me well know these 3 things:
1. My husband calls me “Miss Ivory or Miss Beige”. Yes, it’s hard to believe since I work with color & prints on a daily basis, that everything else in my life falls into the neutral category including clothes, decor, even my dog Scout is a beautiful shade of taupe (and yes “taupe” is my favorite color!), although I certainly like all shades of grey & basic black too.
2. One of my favorite pastimes is English Paper Piecing. I have “thousands”of Pieces, (well maybe many, many 100’s) in all shapes, sizes and colors. I actually use some for special gifts like purses, small quilts or embellishments but, the majority of them are beautifully arrayed in baskets, boxes & pretty containers. Truth is, some are just to pretty to do anything with.
3. Last but not least – I come from a big family; I am the oldest of 8. I have been very fortunate in my job here at Marcus to forge new relationships, working with so many wonderful people here in our NY office & designers that have all become part of my family.
OK — no surprise, my giveaway this week is all of the above: A stunning assortment of 8 fat quarters in my favorite colors with some wonderful paper pieces. Now, on to Block #4 of the Sew-Along:
Light print (1038-0188) *Cut (6) 2⅞” squares; crosscut (4) once diagonally.
Black print (1035-0112) *Cut (4) 1¾” squares.
Green print (1702-0116) *Cut (4) 1¾” x 3⅝” rectangles.
Blue print (1109-0150) *Cut (2) 2⅞” squares.
Cheddar print (1033-0128) *Cut (2) 2½” squares.
Red print (1034-0111) *Cut (2) 2½” squares.
*Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of the (2) cheddar 2½” squares. Match each with a 2½” red print square.
*Sew ¼” on each side of the drawn line; cut apart.
*Press to the red triangle. You will have (4) Half Square Triangles measuring 2⅛” unfinished.
*Trim each Half Square Triangle to 2 1/16” by simply placing two edges of the Half Square in between the 2” and the 2⅛” mark on the ruler as shown.
*Sew the Half Square Triangles into a Pinwheel; press for opposing seams. The Pinwheel should measure 3⅝” unfinished.
*Arrange the Pinwheel, (4) black print 1¾” squares, and (4) green print 1¾” x 3⅝” rectangles as shown.
*Sew into rows; press to the green rectangles. Sew rows together; press.
Your center unit should measure 6⅛” unfinished.*Using the 2⅞” light and blue print squares, make (4) Half Square Triangles using the same method as described previously. Half Square Triangles should measure 2½” unfinished.
*Sew (2) light print triangles to each side of a blue & light print Half Square Triangle unit; press to the light print triangles. Make (4) units.
*You’ll sew the big triangle units to the center square next. To aid in this endeavor, finger press a fold (wrong sides together, just near the raw edge) in the center square to easily find the middle of the block.
Fold the light print triangle unit in half (right sides together) and finger press. Match the finger pressed creases in each unit and pin.
*Sew each of the triangle units to the center square block; press to the triangle units.
Your block should measure 8½” unfinished.
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