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Summer Sunrise Quilt Along: Week 10

Updated: Aug 6, 2019

Once again sorry for getting this post up late, I had a few unexpected family events this past weekend. So last week we made the first two small top blocks. If you missed that post you can find it here. This week we are going to move on with our small top blocks and make the last four. Now that you have gotten in some practice the next four should be a little easier to do. For the most part you will continue to use the small pinwheel and hourglass blocks that you previously made, but with the last block we are going to introduce the sand.


For the sand you want to cut a 4 ½ inch strip from the sand colored fabric (cutting bias to bias), you will only be cutting two pieces from this and saving the rest for the medium blocks. Cut 2 pieces each 2 ½ inches wide (the pieces should be 4 ½ by 2 ½ inches each).


For the third small top block you need 24 of the hourglasses and 1 one of the small blue pinwheels. Follow the chart to see where the small hourglass blocks are inserted, they are used to create the waves you see further offshore. Make sure to keep up the alternating pattern in with the hourglass blocks to avoid diamonds and create the illusion of water.


Chart for 3rd small top block.


For the fourth small top block you need 23 of the hourglasses and 2 of the small blue pinwheels. Just follow the chart to see how it all goes together.


Chart for the 4th small top block.



For the fifth small top block you need 22 hourglasses and 3 of the small blue pinwheels. Once again just follow the chart to see where the pinwheels go.




For the sixth (and final!) small top block you need 17 hourglasses, the 4 small white and blue pinwheels that you made and the 2 sand color pieces. You will be following the chart, but here the pinwheels are the blue and white (to represent the waves crashing on the beach).


Chart for 6th small top block.


Congratulations, you have finished all of the small top blocks! It actually gets easier from here as we move onto the medium top blocks. Next week we are going to put together the first set of the medium top blocks. As always if you have any questions please let me know, you can leave a comment below or send an email. You can tag us on Instagram at @createdesignmake365 and using #summersunriseqal.

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