Monday, December 17, 2018

Deck the Halls QAL - Day 7

Welcome back for Day 7 of the Deck the Halls QAL!  ♪♫  Today we're moving on to assembly!!!

Here's where we're headed...


This year we're making a medallion quilt!  And what a center medallion it is—wouldn't it be beautiful on its own as a mini quilt or even a pillow?!

I'm sure you're eager to see your own beautiful medallion emerge, so let's jump right in!


Day 7:  Center Medallion Assembly

First we'll start with some additional cutting.

You'll need:
  • the 5 background print strips, 1½" x WOF that you set aside on Day 1
  • the  yard of red print #3 

From the background print strips, crosscut:
  • 2 strips 1½" x 18½"
  • 2 strips 1½" x 16½"
  • 4 strips 1½" x 10½"
  • 4 rectangles 1½" x 6½"
  • 8 rectangles 1½" x 2½"



From red print #3, cut:
  • 4 binding strips 2¼" x WOF (if you're using red print #3 for the binding)
  • 2 strips 1¼" x 32"
  • 2 strips 1¼" x 30½"
  • 2 strips 1½" x 26½"
  • 2 strips 1½" x 24½"
  • 2 strips 1½" x 20½"
  • 2 strips 1½" x 18½"


You'll also need to gather:
  • 12 Holly Leaf blocks from Day 2
  • 4 Mystery Block As from Day 4
  • 4 Mystery Block Bs from Day 5
  • 1 Pinwheel block from Day 5
  • 4 red print #1 squares 1½" x 1½"
  • 4 red print #2 rectangles 1½" x 6½"


Assembling the Center Medallion:

1.  Lay out 4 Mystery Block As, 4 Mystery Block Bs, and Pinwheel block in 3 rows of 3 as shown.




2.  Join together the pieces in each row.  Press seam allowances open.



3.  Join together the rows to complete the center Rolling Star block (measuring 10½" square unfinished).  Press seam allowances open.



4.  Sew a red print #1 1½" x 1½" square to opposite ends of 2 background 1½" x 10½" strips.  Press seam allowances toward the background strips.



5.  Sew a background 1½" x 10½" strip to the left and right sides of the Rolling Star block from step 3.  Press seam allowances toward the background strips.  Sew a unit from step 4 to the top and bottom of the Rolling Star block.  Press seam allowances away from the center.




6.  Join together a background 1½" x 6½" rectangle and a red print #2 1½" x 6½" rectangle.  Press seam allowances toward the red.  Repeat to make 4 units.

Make 4.

7.  Sew a Holly Leaf block with one red corner and one background corner to opposite ends of each of the units from step 6.  Make sure that the red corner of the Holly Leaf block aligns with the red rectangle as shown.  Press seam allowances open.

Make 4.

8.  Sew a background 1½" x 2½" rectangle to opposite ends of 2 of the units from step 7.  Press seam allowances toward the Holly Leaves to make 2 short Holly Leaf borders.   

Make 2 short Holly Leaf borders.

9.  Sew a background 1½" x 2½" rectangle to opposite ends of the 2 remaining units from step 7.  Press seam allowances away from the Holly Leaves.  Sew a Holly Leaf block (with 2 background corners) to opposite ends of the unit.  Press seam allowances away from the Holly Leaves to make 2 long Holly Leaf borders.

Make 2 long Holly Leaf borders.

10.  Sew a short Holly Leaf border (from step 8) to the left and right sides of the unit from step 5.  Press seam allowances away from the center.  Sew a long Holly Leaf border (from step 9) to the top and bottom of the unit from step 5.  Press seam allowances away from the center.


 


11.  Sew a background 1½" x 16½" strip to the left and right sides of the unit from step 10.  Press seam allowances away from the center.  Sew a background 1½" x 18½" strip to the top and bottom of the unit from step 10.  Press seam allowances away from the center.




12.  Sew a red print #3 1½" x 18½" strip to the left and right sides of the unit from step 11.  Press seam allowances toward the red.  Sew a red print #3 1½" x 20½" strip to the top and bottom of the unit from step 11.  Press seam allowances toward the red.


Center medallion measuring 20½" x 20½" unfinished.

And that's it for the first day of assembly.  It's so exciting to finally see the quilt taking shape!  Have fun making your medallions and I'll see you back here Wednesday.  More lovely borders to come!!

—jen

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