Purple Delight Quilt Along – Rainbow Border Block Part 1

Part 1: Working the curves

  • #purpledelightno3quiltstudioqal2018 Block B and C
  • Templates for blocks B and C are available on no3quiltstudio craftsy store.
  • Please note:  Block B has two templates, template Bi for the side borders and template Bii for the top and bottom borders.  The two templates were necessary to ensure that block B fits evenly on all sides.  The templates are provided as a full template and the foundation template for the curve.
  • Also note that the curves in this block are paper pieced.  So if you are new to paper piecing please check out my post on the fundamentals of paper piecing techniques.

Preparation

  • The construction for blocks B and C is going to be in two parts:
    • Part 1 will focus on getting the curves right; and
    • Part 2 will be on finishing the blocks.
Image 3: Template Bi and Bii
Image 4: Template C
  • Templates Bi and Bii is are as shown in image 3 and template C is as shown in image 4.
  • For working on Part 1 please only print the foundation templates for blocks Bi and Bii eight times each, and similarly print the foundation templates for block C four times.
  • Keep templates separate in a zip lock bag so they don’t get mixed up.

Cutting

Table 1

Block  Template/Patch Fabric Strip Size Patch Count Total Patch Count
Bi D 1-6 and E 1-6 From assorted purple and green fabrics used for the log cabin Cut rectangles of 2.25 in x 3.25in Cut 12 Cut 96
Bii D 1-6 and E 1-6 From assorted purple and green fabrics used for the log cabin Cut rectangles of 2.25 in x 3.25in Cut 12 Cut 96
C B1 – B6 From assorted purple and green fabrics used for the log cabin Cut rectangles of 2.25 in x 3.25in Cut 6 Cut 24

Assembling

  • Step 1 – Focusing on template Bi, layout the cut out templates D 1-6 and E 1-6.
  • Step 2 – Referring to table 1 cut out rectangles (2.25in x 3.25in) using the assorted purple and green fabrics you used for the log cabin blocks and keep them separate and organised as shown in step 2 image.
  • Step 3 – Take one rectangle and pin to the wrong side of your template as shown in step 3 image.
  • Step 4 – Sew across the line at the beginning of the template and at the end of E1.
  • Step 5 – Fold over the template and trim of excess fabric to a quarter inch seam allowance.
  • Step 6 – Image in step 6 shows how the patch will look once trimmed off.
  • Step 7 – Line up your second rectangle, pin and turn to sew on the line of E2.
  • Step 8 – Turn around and flatten the rectangle strip of fabric.
  • Step 9 – Turn around again to sew on the end line of E2 to complete sewing the patch and trim as you did in Step 5.
  • Step 10 – Image in step 10 shows how the trimmed patch will look.
  • Next repeat steps 7-10 to complete the curve.

Finishing the curves

  • Trim of excess fabric from the curve and start sewing the second curve.
  • Once the curves are nicely neatened up set aside.
  • Repeat this process till you have all the completed curves to finish your blocks B and C:
    • 8 side border block Bi;
    • 8 top and bottom border block Bii; and
    • 4 corner border block C.

Next:  Sewing Instructions – Rainbow Border Block (Part 2: Finishing the Blocks)

As you progress post your completed curves on no3quiltstudio group.

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