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Oct 4, 2013

Sisters' Ten Modern BOM October Block: Aunt Lee's Frame

Oct 4, 2013
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The final block!  October's block for the Sisters' Ten Modern Block of the Month Club is a beautiful frame block.  Frame blocks are often used to feature a fussy cut motif and/or to dedicate a quilt.  Aunt Lee's Frame uses Flying Geese and some triangle piecework like we did in August to frame the center square.  

My second block features a custom made label for this BOM.  Instructions for using this label are at the bottom of the tutorial if you would like to use it in your block.  Labels are still available here.

{Sisters' Ten BOM is wrapping up!  Today post's the last quilt block.  The next 2 months will be spent finishing the quilt. 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 (1) 7 1/4" x 7 1/4" square of Fabric A (background.
  • Cut (2) 3 7/8" x 3 7/8" squares of Fabric A (background).
  • Cut (4) 3 7/8" x 3 7/8" squares of Fabric B.
  • Cut (4) 2 3/8" x 2 3/8" square of Fabric C.
  • Cut (4) 2" x 2" square of Fabric D.  
  • Cut (1) 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" of Fabric E.  (See addendum below if using Sisters' Ten Label in the center of a block.)

For 9" blocks.
  • Cut (1) 5 3/4" x 5 3/4" square of Fabric A (background.
  • Cut (2) 3 1/8" x 3 1/8" squares of Fabric A (background).
  • Cut (4) 3 1/8" x 3 1/8" squares of Fabric B.
  • Cut (4) 2" x 2" square of Fabric C.
  • Cut (4) 1 5/8" x 1 5/8" square of Fabric D.  
  • Cut (1) 5" x 5" of Fabric E.  (See addendum below if using Sisters' Ten Label in the center of a block.)
Piecing Instructions.
*Use a scant 1/4" on all seam allowances. See the Scant Rant series for details.

1.  Make No-Waste Flying Geese units using Fabric A and Fabric B.  Use the (1) large Fabric A square and (4) Fabric B squares to make (4) Flying Geese units.  Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of the Fabric B squares.  Layer two Fabric B squares atop the Fabric A square with right sides together.  The Fabric B squares will overlap slightly.  Sew pairs together, stitching 1/4" on each side of the drawn line.  Cut the pair apart along the drawn line. Press the units open.  

2.  Place another Fabric B square atop the unit from the previous step as shown on the left side of the diagram below.  Sew pairs together, stitching 1/4" on each side of the drawn line.  Cut the pair apart along the drawn line. Repeat with the other unit from step 1.  Press units open to make (4) Flying Geese units. 


Flying Geese are:      3 1/2" x 6 1/2" unfinished (12" blocks).
                                    2 3/4" x 5" unfinished (9" blocks).

3.  Cut (2) Fabric A squares and (4) Fabric C squares into triangles.  Cut the remaining (2) Fabric A squares into triangles by cutting diagonally across the square.  Repeat for the (4) Fabric C squares.


4.  Assemble Corner Units.  Like the diagram in Step 1 below, place one Fabric C triangle on top of one Fabric D square.  Stitch across the top of the block as shown.  Press the Fabric C triangle up as in Step 2.  Place another Fabric C triangle along the right side of the unit from Step 2, as shown in Step 3.  Stitch across the right side of the unit as shown.  Press the Fabric C triangle to the right as shown in Step 4.

As shown in Step 5, to complete the quadrant, a Fabric A triangle will be sewn to the unit from Step 4. Place the Fabric A triangle directly on top of the Step 4 unit (not shown) and sew along the hypotenuse of the pair. Press the Fabric A triangle open as shown in Step 6.  Repeat for the remaining 3 Corner Units.

5.  Layout the Flying Geese Units, the Corner Units and the Fabric E square as shown below.


6.  Sew each of the three rows together, alternating the direction the seams are pressed.

7.  Sew the three rows together to complete the block.

8.   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.  Let's get them in there in the home stretch!  We're getting close to seeing some quilt tops! 

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Custom Sisters' Ten Label Instructions

1.  Trim the label down to a 5" x 5" block.  The label itself is 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" finished.  So if you add 1/4" to each side of the label, it will be 5" x 5" unfinished.

For 9" blocks:  You lucky dog!  This is the size you need for your center square.

For 12" blocks:  We will add a border around the label to make the needed 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" unfinished size.

2.  Cut (2) 1 1/4" x 5" rectangles of Fabric A (background).
3.  Cut (2) 1 1/4" x 6 1/2" rectangles of Fabric A (background).

4.  Sew the 1 1/4" x 5" rectangles to the left and right sides of the label.
5.  Sew the 1 1/4" x 6 1/2" rectangles to the top and bottom of the unit from the previous step.
6.  Now go use this framed label as your Fabric E square!

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4 comments:

  1. On Step 1 for the 12" when I go to put the two 3 7/8" x 3 7/8" squares of Fabric B on the 7 1/4" x 7 1/4" square of Fabric A they do not overlap like they should (as shown in the diagram). I have measured and measured and it still doesn't work. Is anyone else having this problem?

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    1. Hi Amy- I'm sorry to hear you're having trouble! I just double checked the cutting measurements to make sure I had given the correct numbers. Yes, 3 7/8" x 3 7/8" and 7 1/4" x 7 1/4" are the correct size. I also sketched the squares to scale in software AND cut some scraps to size to double check the overlap. They SHOULD overlap by just a small amount - very similar to what you can see in the diagram.

      I cannot reply to you, since you are a no reply blogger. Would you mind sending me an email [annemarie@genxquilters.com] so I can try to help you directly?

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    2. OK, it was all me. Human error. I think I tried this before my coffee. *sigh* Sorry to have bothered you!!!

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    3. No worries! Glad you figured it out. :) AM

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