Section Three Blocks

From August 5- August 19 we are working on Section Three!

Section Three has us making four blocks:

Square in a square bordered 5.5” 

Square in a square 4.5”  

Square in a square with Courthouse steps 10.5” 

Colour Wheel 9.5”  

Square in a Square 

Square in a Square 

Gigi introduces us to Section 3 and walks us through paper piecing a square in a square and adding a border to it. 

Find free paper piecing templates at www.generations-quilt-patterns.com

The square in a square templates can be found here

 

REMINDER: Make sure your printer is set to 100% when printing otherwise your block will come out the wrong size. 

Square in a Square with Courthouse Steps 

Gigi walks us through the making of a square in a square with courthouse steps!

Gigi walks us through the making of a square in a square with courthouse steps!

Colour Wheel

Gigi teaches us how to make the colour wheel block. Happy Quilting!

Resources and Tips

Below is a list of resources and tips gathered from the quilting army and many hours of reading what others have done on the internet and what has worked for past quilters.

Picking out a color plan is difficult and some people like to plan what colors are going in where.  Thankfully, Pink Door Fabrics has a page that allows you to color and plan your fabric arrangement. You can find the page here and for the really organized there are helpful layout charts here.

Storage is important with this quilt as there are many pieces and if you decide to cut ahead it's going to be important to package and label them correctly.  

There are a ton of strips needed to assemble this quilt, therefore many quilters have decided to cut some of their strips when they have free time so at the end there won't be as many to do.  A great organizing cutting chart can be found here and another can be found on a google doc here

If there is a block that you just cannot get the hang of feel free to switch it out with an easier block of the same size using this site: http://quilterscache.com/.

Check out these sites for info:

Just Wanna Quilt: An Immersive Research Project of Copyright

Podcast and Research Lab

Tulane University Law School

New Orleans, LA 70118

 

JWQ Shop and Long Army

Quilting Army Krewe, LLC

New Orleans, LA 70125

Quilting Army Krewe, LLC

Owner, Elizabeth Townsend Gard

Editor-in-Chief, Just Wanna Series, Ricardo Gonzalez

Inventory Quilt Project, Willow Olson

Long Army, Joel Sellers

Project Director, Gigi Baay