The Quilt Show presents A to Z for Ewe and Me, the latest quilt in prizewinning quilter Janet Stone's 26-quilt alphabet series. Designed exclusively for members of TQS, the 69"x 82" quilt is a playful yet sophisticated sampler. Each letter in the alphabet has its own panel, where it's combined with a related pieced or appliquéd block. Make one for the child in your life, or make one for the child in you!
Well, this was looking like too much fun, so dug out some batiks and made the half-scale blocks. It is a good way to task yourself without being totally impossible! You certainly cannot rush or break any of the "rules". Starch is my friend! I will post a picture of the full scale version as well as the half-scale for comparison. I like both, but the half-scale blocks are just too cute! And thank you for the assists with the measurements.
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Re: Half-size measurements
06 Feb 2014 13:57 #115399
Step 5 -sew the strips, and cut into 4 segments, each 1" x 1-1/2" :
Step 6 as per instructions.
Step 7-as per instructions. The completed block should measure 3" x 3" edge to edge:
Step 8 - Sew 1" x 3"background strips to the top and bottom. Then sew the 1" x 4" to right side of the block.
Step 9 - Sew the remaining background fabric to left side. Position "D" so it is even with the bottom of the block, and the left edge is 3/4"away from the left raw edge. I chose to move it a little to the left, so there is no overlap.
The completed panel should measure 4" x 6-1/2"
DUCK AND DUCKLING:
I cut #20, #21 as mentioned in the instructions. I knew they were going to be much bigger than required.
#1 (red) - 2 squares 2" x2" (as per instructions) ; 1 square 1" x 1"
#17 (yellow) - 1 strip 1" x 6-1/2"
#6 (green) - 1 strip 1" x 6-1/2"
Background - 2 strips 1" x 3"
1 strip 1" x 4"
1 rectangle 3-1/2 x 4
Step 1 - as per instruction, but trim HST unit to 1"
Step 2 - as per instructions.
Step 3 - Lay ruler on the triangle unit and align the short sides of red triangle with the 3/4" marks.
Continue as per instructions. The short sides of the triangle unit should be 1-7/8" unfinished.
Step 4 - as per instructions, but trim the "teal" edge (red in my case) so unit measures 1-1/2".