Monday, April 15, 2013

Brick Road Sew Along Week 2: Block Cutting/Block Arranging

Do you have your fabrics picked out yet? We are going to start cutting our Fat Quarters (FQ) this week!! Don't forget to upload photos to our Flickr Group of your progress, I LOVE seeing them! Also, if you're on Instagram, #brickroadsewalong for your photos!
Ok, let's get cutting!!
Directions: Making the Blocks:
Cut all FQ as follows:
1. Cutting along the 18" side of the FQ, cut:
     6-1 1/2" X 18" strips
     1-10" X 18 strip
2. Subcut:
     6- 1 1/2" X 12" pieces
     6- 1 1/2" X 5" pieces
     3- 5" X 10" rectangles

Here are my lovely RJR Cotton Solid Supreme cut pieces stacks: (I just love seeing the fabrics in color order!)

Arranging the blocks:
-You will mix and match the 1 1/2" pieces with the 5" X 10" rectangles. You need 2-1 1/2" X 5" and 2-1 1/2" X 12" of the same fabric border pieces and 1-5" X 10" of a different fabric rectangle. The border pieces will be a different color fabric than the center rectangle. Group them together until all rectangles have border fabrics as desired.


That's it for this week! Cut all of your FQs and arrange them in block sets to get ready to sew them together next week! Again, don't forget to upload progress pictures to the Flickr Group to share with everyone and see you next week!!
Here is the schedule from next week on:
Week 3-April 22nd: Block Assembly
Week 4-April 29th: Sashing/Borders/Top Assembly
Week 5-May 6th: Prepare Backing/Basting
Week 6-May 13th: Quilting/Binding
Week 7-May 20th: Winners Announced