Free Quilt Block of the Month Pattern

 

String Calendar Free Block of the Month Series

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WOF = Width of Fabric

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Finished Size: 8" x 8"

 

    A~ Moss Green Fabrics 

 

 

6~1½" x 6" strings

1~3" square

    B~ Background

 

9" square

 

 

    C~ Scrap Foundation Fabric

 

 

6" square

 

1. Cut the fabrics A + B + C [Rotary Cutting~ #F].

2. Starting at one end of the foundation fabric square, sew the Fabric A strings of fabrics, one after the other, onto the the foundation fabric, until you have covered the square. You will not be removing this foundation fabric when you are finished.

3. Make the kite templates [Cardboard Template]. Trace the kite shape, with a chalk pencil, onto the fabric A string unit (Diagram #1). Trace the kite tails, with a chalk pencil, onto the fabric A green square. With pinking shears (or scissors and clip your curves) cut the kite shapes ¼" beyond the chalk line.

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Diagram #1

Turn the edges of the kite under and press.

Tip: Baste the seams [Stitches] down before you press and sew.

Centre the kite with tails onto a background by folding in half, and finger pressing the center line. Do this in both directions on the background and kite unit. Pin or baste in place.

4. Top stitch [Machine Piecing] the kite to the background as close to the edge of the shape as possible. Use matching or contrasting thread.

Tip: Sew slowly and adjust seams with a pin, as you sew, if necessary.

5. Apply the kite tails [Applied Patch Appliqué] where illustrated, and stitch a running stich [Stitches] along the centre of the kite, out to the tails, as shown on the template.

6. Block [Blocking].

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