Welcome to the final month of the Aztec Dance block of the month. This month we will be making the final block and putting it all together. Thank you to everyone who made this a popular Block of the Month quilt.
You can now purchase Block 6. Remember, you have two options for buying the pattern. First, My website is set up for both Printed and Downloadable PDF versions. For my International customers, I have an Etsy website.
Block 6 is straightforward to make and put together. The center consists of making two different color combinations of half-square triangles and making Dual Colored Diamond in a square units.
Half Square Triangles
Start by using your Quilter's Magic Wand and marking two stitching lines that are 1/4" on either side of the center diagonal on the reverse side tan squares. Layer the blue and tans squares together with the right sides together and stitch.
Cut down the middle between the stitching lines. Pressing toward the dark fabric.
Position the Tucker Trimmer® over the unit, carefully aligning the common diagonal with the stitching seam and the appropriate size of the unit you are making. Trim the first two sides.
Rotate the unit 180°, line up the Tucker Trimmer®, and trim the two sides to measure the size of the unit you are making.
Continue to make all the units.
Dual Colored Diamond in a Square
Position the Center Square Section of the Square Squared® tool on the size according to your pattern instructions. Place the tool on the trimmed edge of the strip, lining up the corner of the strip with the center mark according to your pattern instructions. Cut up and across the top of the strip to get a precise unit.
Cut the Blue and Tan squares into triangles. Position the Tan and Blue triangle on opposite sides of the center square. Stitch with the triangles on the bottom with a 1/4" seam allowance. Pressing away from the center.
Position the remaining Blue and Tan triangles on opposite sides of the center square. Stitch and Pressing seams away from the center.
Position the Trim Down Section of the Square Squared® tool over the unit. Focus on aligning the "X" marks on the finished size according to your pattern instructions over the sewn seams. Trim the first two sides.
Rotate the unit. Reposition the Square Squared® tool lining up the "X"s and then lining up the cleanup lines on the tool with the previously trimmed edges, according to your pattern instructions.
Stitch together the squares and half-square triangles units to make up the four patch units for the corners and center of the units.
Layout and Stitch together the units to make your center block.
Your center block is now ready and now you can start putting together your quilt together.
You will start the assembly by making some Flying Geese and Half Square Triangles for the center block borders.
Once these units are made you will make two top and bottom rows and two side rows.
Stitch the side blocks on the sides of the Center Block and press according to your pattern instructions. Then add the top and bottom rows.
Stitch together (2) Bonus Block 1, and (1) Block 3 together. Making two center inner rows.
Stitch together (1) Block 5, (1) Bonus Block 2, and (1) Block 1 together. Making two center outer rows.Stitch the Center Inner and Outer rows on each side of the Center block.
Using your pattern instructions assembly the remaining blocks into rows and assemble them to the top and bottom of them the center row. Add your borders and your quilt is now complete.
Now you can enjoy your beautiful quilt. Please share your finished quilt by emailing a photo to email@example.com or on social media, using the @quiltingaffection, and using hashtag #aztecbom.
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