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Monday, November 26, 2018

NATIONAL QUILTER'S CIRCLE MYSTERY MEDALLION WEEK 6 BLOCK 5




I know I am repeating myself, but I am amazed at the creativity of some quilters! Some have added their owns special touch in the inner border or changed blocks around or even added elements to the blocks. The difference in fabrics in this design also changes the whole look of the quilt. I don't know if that is because it is a mystery or if the quilters would have picked the same fabrics if it was not a mystery. I'd love to hear from you whether you would like to do another medallion style quilt and whether you would want it as a mystery or know ahead of time what the finished product would look like.

This block is another with the dreaded Flying Geese units but I'm assuming that you are now experts at them! 

I used my Cutting Corners template set for this block to cut out my half-square and quarter-square triangles. If you are using this set, you will cut 2-1/2" strips for both.




For the quarter square triangles in the pinwheel I cut them according to the instructions but I trimmed the corners with my triangle template.


After piecing the two quarter-square triangles, they should be the same size at the half-square triangle they are being sewed to. Adjust if necessary.


When sewing the four pinwheels, check to make sure that the darker fabric is facing in the right direction before sewing the four together and spin the center seam to reduce bulk. If you don't know how to do that, check on one of my previous blogs where I posted a video on how to do that.



Sew the 9 sections together as in previous posts.



WINNERS AND NEW DRAWING

I thank everyone who left a comment and took the time to read my blog. This week's winners are Regina Conklin and Melanie (she did not leave a last name). They get to pick a pattern pdf on my website. I will send them an email to let them know. This week I will pick another winner to get my Cutting Corners template set. Be sure if you leave a comment you also leave your email address.

NATIONAL QUILTER'S CIRCLE


National Quilter's Circle is offering a great special on their membership. For only $25 you can get a Gold membership and get free classes and free downloads for a year! Use this link to get the special price and please use this code "TOBY25" when checking out. I want to say that I do get a bonus if you use my code.



WEBSALE

I am having a Cyber Monday sale today only. You can purchase anything on my website (except for end of bolts) and get 40% off! Write "Cyber Monday" in the coupon box when checking out for the discount. All orders over $25 (after discount is applied) will receive my Kaleidostars book FREE! You can start shopping NOW.

As always, do what you love and love what you do. Thank you for reading and sure to share with your quilting friends.