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  • Dusk Round the Year Quilt - Block 1 DAHLIA Instructions

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    Block size: 18 square with 15 inset circle

    This traditional DAHLIA block is the first in the Round the Year Quilt. This block is paper foundation pieced before being assembled. We are

    chain piecing strips to construct the block.

    Fabric Requirement given for strip piecing technique. You need more fabric ( an extra strip of each of fabric 2,3, 4,5 and 7 ) if you

    wish to piece the block in the regular way.

    Colour Code Quantity Blue 2

    2 strips 2.5 x 20

    3

    2 strips 2.5 x 20

    4

    2 strips 2.5 x 20

    7

    1 strip 3.5 x 20

    Yellow 5 1 strip 3.5 x20 1 strip 2 x 20 2 squares 3.5 x 3.5

    Orange 6

    1 strip 2 x 20 2 squares 3.5 x 3.5

    Grey (for square 1

    18.5 square

    1. Take print outs of the Template.pdf file at 100% size. You have the following templates:

    - 16 arc templates numbered A to P for piecing the outer circle (ring).

    - 2 templates Q and R for the inner circle

    - Template S in 2 pieces S1 and S2 for one quarter of the outside square.

    2. The Master template on the next page of this file shows how the paper pieced sub-blocks shall be assembled. (You can also use it to try

    out your own colour schemes; use colour pencils! ) I suggest you print Pages 1 and 2 of this file for ready reference.

    MadhuTypewritten Text( Printer settings in Portrait mode)

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    MadhuTypewritten Text10" x 25"

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    1. Piece arc templates A to H

    2. Piece arc templates I to P

    3. Piece the centre halves Q and R.

    4. Moving anti-clockwise from 3 oclock, join the arcs in adjoining pairs as follows-

    H to P, A to I, B to J and so on

    5. Join HP to AI and BJ to CK. Next join HPAI to BJCK to get the top half of the flower

    6. Similarly, join adjoining pairs to get the bottom half of the flower DLEMFNGO

    7. Join the centre top Q to HPAIBJCK and similarly construct the lower half of the Dahlia.

    8. Glue together the two parts of template S along the marked edge. Use the following diagram to cut 4 of these S, T, U and V from

    the background fabric.

    9. Join S and T to make the top half and U and V to make the bottom half

    10. Set the circle halves into the background fabric.

    11. Join the halves to make the square block!

    I plan to set the circles on to the background fabric only once all of them are ready.

    MadhuTypewritten TextSkip this step if using the 18.5" square for background - it is presumed you will be appliquing the circle to the square.If using 10" x 25" strip, you need to use the template S .

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    Piecing Instructions

    As I mentioned, we use the strip foundation piecing technique to (chain)piece the block.

    1. Cut out the strips as recommended. Colour code the strips mark them with a post-it note! Whenever I

    dont do that, I end up using the wrong fabric. For cutting the strips, it is highly recommended ( in fact,

    essential!) that you pre-starch the fabric. If you do not have access to a readymade spray starch, a good

    home made option is mixing a liquid stiffener like Revive ( 2capfuls in 100ml) with water in a spray bottle.

    2. Cut out all the templates roughly accuracy not required at this stage.

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    3. Make 4 piles : A to H, I to P, Q to R, and S1-S2

    4. We first piece A to H. (These are pieced from the centre outwards to the circumference.)

    - Line up the strips top to bottom needed for these in order.

    - Yellow Colour code 5- 2 strip

    - Blue Code 4 2.5 strip

    - Blue code 3 2.5 strip

    - Blue Code 2- 2.5 strip

    - Yellow Code 5 3.5 strip

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    5. Lower the stitch length ( 1.5 should be fine)

    6. Place the pile of templates A to H close to hand near the sewing machine. Line up the first 2 strips, right

    sides together, left edges aligned and strip 1 ( yellow 2) on top, under the raised presser foot see the

    photo.

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    7. Slide the paper template A over the fabric, aligning the seam marker line between A1 and A2 approximately

    ( at least) from left edge. ( Accurate seam not necessary, you can err towards a bigger seam!) Bring

    down the presser foot and sew accurately on line. Do not cut thread, or remove the fabric/ paper.

    8. Now line up Template B under Template A, making sure that the templates do not overlap. Sew on the line

    between B1 and B2. Line up Template C next...and so on...ensuring you leave about 1/8 between the

    paper templates.

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    9. At the end of this exercise, you have 8 templates A to H lined up and sewn to Strips 1 and 2, like this pic.

    Carry them to the ironing board.

    10. Flip over ( to the unprinted paper side) and press over seam to set it. Open the blue strip and press again.

    Note the distance between the paper templates in the pic it is very important that the templates not be

    too close to each other.

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    11. Flip over to the printed paper side ...

    . . ...and cut the strips carefully, along the paper template edges, to separate the templates.

    This is how your templates should look now...

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    12. Now to the cutting mat to trim down your seam to .

    Fold back the paper to reveal the seam and using your ruler and rotary cutter, trim it down to .

    If you are not a perfection freak, it is absolutely okay to just trim the seam with your scissors to

    approximately .

    Now head back to the sewing machine!

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    13. We now attach the 3rd strip to these templates. (Basically, we shall be doing the same thing that we did

    when we attached Strip 1 to Strip 2. ) So here goes!

    - Queue up your templates again A to H.

    - Place Strip 3 ( right side up) under A2, aligning the edges to the left beyond the seam line between

    A2 and A3.

    - Sew on the seamline. Again, do not remove from under machine.

    - Chain piece B, C, D...H as you did for strips 1 and 2. You end up with this...

    ...which you carry to the ironing table!

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    Iron , cut to separate the templates and trim the seams to

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    14. Attach strip 4 , iron, cut, trim seams.

    15. The final yellow strip at the outer edge is 3.5 wide. This is attached in the same way...

    ...cut apart, seams trimmed. Now trim the outer edges roughly.

    Your templates A to H are pieced!

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    16. Next step will be piecing templates I to P.

    Here, we start piecing from the outer edge of the circle and go towards the centre.

    Get your fabric strips together and label them, in the following order

    Blue Code 7 -3.5 (I have used this delicious mottled fabric instead of the deep blue shown in the pattern)

    Blue Code 4 -2.5

    Blue Code 3 2.5

    Blue Code 2 2.5

    Orange Code 6 2

    17. Now to begin piecing the second lot! Just to remind you, as you begin, the order top to bottom is -

    1. Paper template I (printed side up)

    2. Strip 1 ( Code 7) right side down under I1

    3. Strip 2 (Code 4) right side up

    The edges of Strips 1 and 2 are aligned approximately beyond the seam line 1. Sew on Seam

    line 1. Without taking fabric and template off the machine, chain piece all the templates as shown in pic

    above. Follow instructions above to piece the templates, ironing, cutting, trimming seams at each stage.

    Till here we are, almost at the end of our piecing !

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    18. Attach the last strip, iron, and cut apart the templates. Trim seams.

    19. Trim the fabric on the edges of the

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