Hi! Welcome back. Did you get block 1 finished? We’re all set to make block 2—Village Square, block #967 from QM’s 100 Blocks, vol. 10, designed by Mickey Depre.
You may notice from these three images that the red & white version is set 6 x 8 blocks (48 blocks) and the reproduction and traditional versions are set 7 x 7 blocks (49 blocks). We’re including a bonus 49th block along with two different settings in the pattern. Kits are available for all three versions or you can buy the pattern by itself.
Here’s Village Square:
Be sure to check out our other designers sewing along as well:
Lynn Roddy Brown: We featured her block Spinning Star last week. She’ll have more to share with you.
3/23, Get the Point?, block # 291 from vol. 3 designed by Carrie Nelson
3/30, Bingo, block #477 from vol. 5 designed by Jessie Kurtz
I wanted to share something with you that I found helpful when making my quilt. If you look at the images of the three different quilts, you’ll notice that there is a pieced border. And there are lots of pieces that take a long time to sew together. From the leftover fabrics from each month, I cut some border pieces and sewed them together as my Leaders and Enders when making my blocks.
The background squares are cut 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ and the rectangles are cut 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″.
I actually ended up piecing more of these units than I needed, so I added a row of them to the back of my quilt (I’ll show that later).
Thanks for joining me. See you next week for another block.