Constructing an Attic Window block
What does an Attic Window block look like?
This block is a bonus block so I will be using different colours to that I used in the Amethyst quilt. From this block I will be making a little tray cover. I will post the photo once finished.
The tricky bits in the block are the way the corners are done. You will notice that they are diagonal rather than straight. I was going to use the mitred corners method but after pondering on it I think we can get away with working with with the given template. You will see what I mean when you read through the notes below.
- 3 fat quarters of complementary or contrasting colours.
- Matching thread.
- Sewing machine.
Block templates and my selection of fabric:
- Templates are available on no3quiltstudio craftsy store.
Cutting your fabric:
Get your sewing machine ready with appropriate thread. You notice from my previous lessons that I like taking my blocks to the sewing machine on the mat, which I did for this block as well. This ensures that I don’t make a mistake in sewing the separate block pieces.
I started by attaching the top template to the top side of the centre piece. But the main thing to note is that I have not sewn edge to edge. I have left a quarter inch gap before starting to sew and just stopping on a quarter inch at the end. Then continue joining the other side templates to the centre pieces.
Please feel free to ask me any questions. Once finished why don’t you add your block on the shared photo album so I can see what you have created.
Next Course: Joining Blocks and an overview to finishing your quilt.