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Stitch Pink Block 1 - Underdog

Stitch Pink Block 1 - Underdog
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Tips for this block: Piecing the quarter-triangle squares.  I like trimming to size so I cut the squares at 5-1/2" x 5-1/2". 
I also like "popping" the seam in the center - removing the stitches above the seam so that the center is open.  It makes the center so lovely and flat. 
This is where the 4-1/2" x 4-1/2" ruler is perfect.  Align the 2-1/4" lines on the center, and the diagonal line across the pieced QTS.  Then trim the unit square. If you don't have an Antler Quilt Designs Simple Folded Corners ruler, this is a good time to consider trying it as there are several blocks in this sampler where I used it.  There are two sizes - Regular and Mini.  I like the Mini
. With this ruler, the corners can be trimmed before stitching so it's just a matter of stitching with a scant 1/4" seam allowance.  The ruler also makes it possible to over-size the corner triangles so the finished-pieced unit can be trimmed to size.  And perfectly square.  For the corner squares of this block, instead of cutting 4 B-squares, I cut 2 squares - 3" x 3".  The squares were cut in half on the diagonal and attached to the trimmed corner of the background square.  They're just enough over-sized to allow me to square it up. 
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For more than twenty years, health organizations around the world have come together for the month of October to campaign for increased awareness of breast cancer.

Last year, we created Stitch Pink to help with that, in large part because the Moda family has been touched by breast cancer. While we reminded each other of the importance of mammograms and early detection, and educated ourselves regarding risk factors, we did a little bit of stitching together.

This year, we want to do a little more.  So we're sharing a Sampler Quilt, one block each day for the month of October.  The whole month - thirty blocks, and then the Final Assembly on Saturday, October 31.

Finishing at 64" x 76", the quilt is made with thirty blocks that finish at 12" x 12". 

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