Thursday, October 25, 2018

Rainbow Serenade QAL Week 4

Welcome to week 4 of the Rainbow Serenade QAL.  This week we will be making Unit 4 for the center of our blocks. 

You can watch the video from our Facebook Live right here: 

To get started with your unit 4 blocks you will need to cut all your 5" and 3 1/4" squares that are listed in your pattern on Page 10.  

Next, you will make all your 5" squares into 3 different Half Square Triangles. Once you have all your Half Square Triangles made you will need to press them according to the pattern and go ahead and trim to 4 1/2" squares using your Tucker Trimmer® 1.

Once your Half Square Triangles are completed, you will need to take your  3 1/4" squares and cut them once on the diagonal to yield 2 triangles per square. Now that we have everything prepared for units let begin replacing all the corners with the triangles we have just completed.

First, we will be removing the top left corner of the HST, using the "Cut Away Corner" side of the Corner Pop® tool. You will need to be using the 2" mark on the tool.

Note: Please keep in mind that I will be demonstrating in the Left handed positions and please refer to your tool instructions for the right-hand positions.  

Now we have the first 2" removed we will need to replace the first corner with the Wine color.  You will position and stitch the triangle on the bottom and the Half Square Triangle on top, using your best 1/4" seam allowance.

Press the triangle away from the Half Square Triangle unit.

Now we need to trim that slightly oversized triangle.  Position your Corner Pop® Tool on top of your triangle unit. Assuring that the "Corner Trim Down" section is on top of the new triangle.  You will be lining up on the 2" diagonal line.

Now that the first corner is done, we can move on to the next corner. This time we will be removing from the blue fabric of the Half Square Triangle.  Again using your Corner Pop® tool remove 2" from the corner.

You will be replacing that corner with an Azure triangle.  Again Position, Stitch and Press.  This time when you press, you will press the unit toward the Half Square Triangle unit.  Followed up with trimming the unit, remember to use the 2" diagonal line from the Corner Trim Down Section.

Now we will replace the opposite side corner of the unit.  Removing from the Cherry fabric of the Half Square Triangle.  Removing the 2" using our Corner Pop® tool.

Replacing it with a Fushia triangle. Stitch and Press outwards away from the center.

Again, Trim the unit up using the Corner Pop tool.

Now you will replace the last corner with the Grape triangle. Pressing away from the center, and trimming the triangle to complete the full unit.

Now your first Unit 4 is complete, following the diagrams on Page 11 & 12 of your pattern, make the rest of your units. 

When you have all your Unit 4's complete, you can lay out your first couple of blocks and start stitching them together.  

The week of 11/6/18 we will be wrapping up the Rainbow Serenade QAL. We will be discussing the units and following up with any last minute questions.

Please remember if you have questions, please post them in the comment section below, you can also refer to the video above.

Please remember there are pattern corrections made to this pattern, refer to my pattern correction page HERE. Also, note once the quilt along is over I will be emailing our a new revised pattern to all the people that purchased the pattern.

If you would like to participate in the Rainbow Serenade QAL, you can purchase the pattern (also find the yardage requirements) HERE and Purchase the Studio 180 Tools HERE.  

Happy Sewing!


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