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Block tips: There are a lot of seams in this block, and one of the great mysteries of quilting is how some folks can put this together and the block lays flat. For others, myself included, "flat" becomes a relative term. So this is a block where pressing the seams joining the HTSs and rows open is something to consider. Then measure the pieced block before cutting, and adding the outer sashing. The width of the strips can be adjusted to account for any variation in the size of the pieced block.
Half-triangle squares. Some folks will be aghast at the old-fashioned method included in the instructions. I chose this method because it works, it's also flexible. If you like to trim HTSs to size and you've cut the squares at 2-3/8", use a smaller than usual seam allowance. Press the seam and then trim to size. If you haven't cut the A and B squares yet, adding 1/8" is usually more than enough to allow for squaring up.
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WE'RE STITCHING PINK!
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".