This BOM Mystery started back in November of last year. Sunflower quilters picked 5 fabrics and one fabric color related to their first name. Fabric colors could be very creative and indeed they were. I have spent the past few months admiring the colors and blocks the quilters made. I also believed they all managed to learn a new skill.
The final block and what will be the center block is actually Kings Crown, but I renamed it Queen’s Crown in honor of all the quilters who took on this challenge. This block has flying geese, but I elected to do HST instead to prevent frustration this last month. The quilters were given the directions following the business meeting and the following day some had the block completed and just wanted to know how the quilt is to be put together. We will talk about that later.
Center Square and “setting the blocks”
So here we are, the last block of this BOM. We will make our center block and then the REAL fun begins! But first let’s get the center block completed!
**Please note that these cutting instructions are different than original instructions. This block has many pieces and getting them all to fit is challenging. I adjusted the directions to use HST’s a bit easier.
I hope you have some extra fabric to make the adjustments.
Since it is center Block for quilt you can change colors to whatever fabrics you have left or use fabrics of similar colors.
For this block you will need:
(1) 3.5” Square
(4) 2 ¾” squares *** or you can go 3”
(4) 2” squares
(4) 2 ¾” squares** or you can go 3”
** indicates the adjustment**
I renamed this block as those who have participated can now call themselves Queen’s 🙂
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CORNER SQAUARES FOR YOU WILL BE A DIFFERENT COLOR!
First let’s lay out our block.
The above is what the block will look like prior to doing the “webbing technique.”
There are more pieces and we want to make sure all blocks are oriented in the correct position.
We return to making half squares. These are a bit smaller pieces so take care sew just to the edge of your marked line.
Cut and press. I pressed toward the darker fabric.
Since we made them larger you will need to cut them down to 2”.
Lay out all blocks as above first picture.
Begin by sewing your HST together in pairs. I pressed these open.
The below block I clipped just before and after the points to allow seam to lay flat and avoid bulk.
Unfinished size 6.5”
Mirana Quilt design by Linda Holzhueter prepared for Sunflower Quilters Members 2017-2018.
Now for the reveal or twist. I recommend getting all you squares out that are completed. Begin with the center square and just start playing or should I say designing your quilt. Their is the possibility of infinite designs. For some this was a good challenge and they enjoyed it. Others felt a little overwhelmed so we all played with the blocks until owner was pleased. Of course you can imagine the comments. It was so funny, but they were having fun. I loved all the designs and purposely did not show my quilt until a little later. The goal is to have a flimsy completed before April business meeting. I have heard it called…”like playing with a rubrics cube”.
Here are some pictures. Enjoy!
This is mine before quilting.
That is all for now….working on kits for quilters to take to make things for our fall craft show. Having fun buying some fabric and notions. Set up an excel sheet with links to best selling items. I am now the fundraising person on the board. Trying out some of these patters. So far made soup cozies,potato Bakers, wine bottle bags. We had a call for place,arts for our meals on wheels program so sewed a few from orphan blocks. I share that another time.