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WEEK 2: Prairie Rose Garden + Applesauce Cross

WEEK 2: Prairie Rose Garden + Applesauce Cross

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A note about ratings for this quilt-along: Overall, the quilt is rated as Moderate, but many of the blocks fall into the Easy category. You will see the ratings vary between Easy and Moderate from week to week. For more information about what these ratings mean, click on the graphic above.

This is part 2 of a 13 part quilt-along series.  Find the rest of the posts in this series by clicking on the links at the end of this post.

Welcome to Week 2 in Oda May's School of Sewing! We are jumping right in this week with two different blocks.

Some notes:

  • Use a scant 1/4" seam.
  • Depending on your cutting method, you may have extras each week of common sizes used throughout the quilt. I suggest you label a couple of plastic bags for "2 1/2" squares" and "2⅞" squares" so you can make use of the extras another week.

{from Prairie Rose Garden Quilt by Sarah Zimmerman}

From prints, cut (24) 2⅞” squares

From background fabric, cut:
Cut (24) 2⅞” squares from background fabric
Cut (8) 2½” squares
Cut (8) 2½” x 4½” rectangles

Make Half-Square Triangles (HSTs)

1. Pair (1) 2⅞” print square with (1) 2⅞” background square.
2. Draw a line along the diagonal of the wrong side of one square.
3. Sew 1/4" away from each side of the drawn line.
4. Cut apart at the line. Press towards the darker fabric and trim to 2½” square.

Repeat to make 48 HST units.

Assemble block in rows as shown below, taking care with directional fabric and/or color placement as applicable to your chosen fabrics.

Make (2) 12½” unfinished Prairie Rose Garden blocks.


{from Applesauce Quilt by Lauren Terry}

NOTE: The quilt features 64 Applesauce Cross blocks spaced out over the quilt-along. You can either make them all at once or make a few at a time.

From accent fabric, cut:
Cut (8) 1½” x 11½” strips

From background fabric, cut:
Cut (8) 6½” squares


Make Applesauce Cross Blocks

1. Cut 6½” square in two along the diagonal.
2. Mark the center of each triangle and accent fabric strip.  Line up marks on strip and one triangle and pin. Sew and press.
3. Align marks on opposite edge of strip and remaining triangle. Pin, sew, and press.
4. Press and trim to 6½” square.

Make (8) 6½” unfinished Applesauce Cross blocks.

WEEK 1: Intro to QAL + Fabric Requirements
WEEK 2: Prairie Rose Garden + 8 Applesauce Cross blocks {this post}