Section Two Blocks

Introduction

We are working on Section Two from July 22- August 5!  

Section Two calls for:

Pershing 9.5”  page 6

Courthouse steps 7.5”  page 20

Square in a square (2)  3.5”  page 22

Square in a square bordered 6.5”  page 23

Old Maid Puzzle  8.5”  page 17

Paper Piecing Square in a Square

We have decided to paper piece some of the blocks for section two! Gigi walks us through paper piecing a square in a square first so we can get the hang of it before trying the process for bigger blocks.

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. 

Adding a Border to the

Square in a Square

Gigi discusses the process of adding the border to our paper pieced square in a square block.

Courthouse Steps

Gigi quickly walks us through the process of making a courthouse step block. Sooo many borders! 

Pershing 

In this video Gigi tackles making the pershing block (again). This time using the paper piecing process.

Find the template made by Julie Hirt at 627 handworks here.

Find additional help here

 

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

Old Maid

Gigi teaches us how to paper piece the old maid block. Quiet Play by Kristy made a paper piecing template that can be found on her site here. 

 

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

Gigi found that this color layout of a old maid block helped keep her colors and blocks straight as she pieced them together.

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