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WEEK 10: Summer Dreamin'

WEEK 10: Summer Dreamin'

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This is part 10 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 10! This is our last block in the quilt-along. Our remaining weeks will be spent on catching up, some tips from other participants, assembling the final quilt top, and some photos of finished quilts. This block is named Summer Dreamin' which is pretty appropriate considering we have just started to feel some cool weather down here in Texas.

This block is small and simple and uses the handy dandy half-square triangle we have encountered many times in the last few weeks. The Chef's original design for this block was 16" finished but we have shrunken it down to 8" finished. Each HST unit finishes at 2" - cutting instructions are for 2⅞” squares but cut to 3" if that's what you are comfortable with.

Some notes:

  • Use a scant ¼” 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 “2½″ squares” and “2⅞” squares” so you can make use of the extras another week.

{from Summer Dreamin' by Kaye Prince}

From 4 Layer Cakes, cut (32) 2⅞” squares

From background fabric, cut (32) 2⅞” squares


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 ¼” 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 64 HST units.

Assemble block as shown.

Make 4.

(4) 8 1/2" square unfinished Summer Dreamin' blocks.

WEEK 1: Intro to QAL + Fabric Reqs
WEEK 2: Prairie Rose Garden + 8 Applesauce Cross
WEEK 3: Tropical Punch + 6 Applesauce Cross
WEEK 4: Churn Dash
WEEK 5: Figgy Pudding + 6 Applesauce Cross
WEEK 6: Delectable Flowers
WEEK 7a: Alternate Delectable Flowers
WEEK 7b: Applesauce Cross
WEEK 8: Stacks of Stars
WEEK 9: 'Nough Said
WEEK 10: Summer Dreamin' {this post}