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Summer Sunrise Quilt Along: Week 9

Updated: Jul 30, 2019

Sorry for getting this post up late, I was having internet issues. This week we are going to begin making the larger top blocks, which will continue to do for the next four weeks. We are going to start with two of the six top blocks made from the smallest size blocks which should measure approximately 2 inches square when finished. Each of the larger top blocks uses twenty-five small squares.

For the first large block you need 25 of the small hourglass blocks. If you follow the chart you will see that the hourglasses are arranged in an alternating pattern. This is to help create the impression of water. If they aren’t arranged in an alternating pattern they will begin forming dark and medium blue diamonds. As you are sewing the blocks together take special care at the corners, there are a lot of seams being joined at these points.

Large Top Block 1: made with the small hourglass blocks.

For the second large block you will need 22 of the small hourglass blocks and 3 of the small 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.

Large Top Block 2: made with small hourglass and pinwheel blocks.

That’s it for this week! Wanted to keep it nice and simple for getting started. Next week we are going to put together the remaining large top blocks made from the small hourglasses and pinwheels. 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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