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Sep 6, 2013

Sisters' Ten Modern BOM September Block: Sister's Choice

Sep 6, 2013
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Oh my gosh - it's September already.  That means we are in the home stretch of the Sisters' Ten Modern Block of the Month Club.  September brings us block 9 of 10, Sister's Choice.  I adore this block.  It is so simple in it's construction, yet playing with 5 different fabrics can yield such a lovely design visually.  Have fun with this one!  I'm looking forward to seeing your color combos.

{Sisters' Ten BOM will post new blocks the first Friday of the month in 2013.  Feel free to join in the fun with us anytime throughout the year.  For all things Sisters' Ten, go here.}

**If you prefer to print out your patterns, a downloadable PDF file is available for just $1.00.** 


Cutting Instructions.

For 12" blocks.
  • Cut (4) 3" x 3" squares of Fabric A (background).
  • Cut (4) 3 5/8" x 3 5/8" squares of Fabric A (background). (for HSTs)
  • Cut (4) 3" x 3" squares of Fabric B.
  • Cut (4) 3" x 3" squares of Fabric C.
  • Cut (4) 3" x 3" squares of Fabric D.
  • Cut (1) 3" x 3" squares of Fabric E (center).
  • Cut (4) 3 5/8" x 3 5/8" squares of Fabric E (for HSTs).

For 9" blocks.
  • Cut (4) 2 3/8" x 2 3/8" squares of Fabric A (background).
  • Cut (4) 3" x 3" squares of Fabric A (background). (for HSTs)
  • Cut (4) 2 3/8" x 2 3/8" squares of Fabric B.
  • Cut (4) 2 3/8" x 2 3/8" squares of Fabric C.
  • Cut (4) 2 3/8" x 2 3/8" squares of Fabric D.
  • Cut (1) 2 3/8" x 2 3/8" squares of Fabric E (center).
  • Cut (4) 3" x 3" squares of Fabric E (for HSTs).
Piecing Instructions.
*DO NOT use a scant 1/4" on all seam allowances for this September block.  This block is comprised of a 5 x 5 design, which does not divide nicely for 9" and 12" blocks. Cuts are *slightly* oversized to compensate.  If you sew with a standard 1/4" (and NOT the scant), your blocks will come out just fine.

1.  Make 8 Half-Square Triangle (HST) units pairing 4 Fabric A squares with 4 Fabric E squares.  Use (1) Fabric A square and (1) Fabric E square to make (2) total Half-Square Triangle units using the method in this tutorial.  Repeat the process for the remaining 3 sets of Fabric A and E squares.  Make 8 HST blocks total.  The HSTs should be trimmed down to:
                      
                      12" blocks:  3" (unfinished size).
                        9" blocks:  2 3/8" (unfinished size).

2.  Layout the Half-Square Triangle Units, remaining Fabric A, Fabric B, Fabric C, Fabric D and Fabric E squares as shown below.
 

3.  Sew each of the five rows together, alternating the direction the seams are pressed.


4.   Sew the rows together and you're done!

5.   Make (2) blocks.  They may be identical blocks or made from differing fabrics for a scrappier look.  

  
Fabric is Alison Glass for Andover, Lucky Penny with background Quilter's Linen in Straw by Robert Kaufman.

Please add your blocks to the flickr group for Sisters' Ten when you get a chance.  Thank you to everyone who is contributing to the group.   We are so close to the end!
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4 comments:

  1. this might be my favorite one yet!

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  2. I love the fabric you used in this block. It gives the block a wavy look.

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  3. looks great! I can't wait to work on this one :)

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  4. oh I love this one. I just got everything out to start. I haven't quilted since the end of July! I can't believe it. I kept up so nicely until then. I have to tackle August and September and tomorrow October will be released! Wow. I really like this one. I came on to check this one out to try to plan out my fabrics.

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