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Confections Quilt Along - Month 6

Kimberlee Tanner

We are now to month 5 in this years quilt along! Don't worry, if you are behind or just joining us, you can still go back and catch up on previous months. 

Remember, all blocks should be 6 1/2".

 For all the specifics for the quilt along and links to all the blog posts, check out the main quilt along page:

We'll add each month's link to that page and it also goes over fabric requirements and schedule. We recommend bookmarking it if you would like to be able to always find the posts easily.

Cutting the White/Background Fabric

Remember, for your white fabric you can simply cut off what you need from your yardage each month, no need to precut it down to anything.

  • Cut 2 @ 4" x WOF
    • Subcut into 20 - 4" squares
  • Cut 3 @ 2 1/2" x WOF
    • Subcut into 40 - 2 1/2" squares

Cutting Month 6 Colored Fabric

From each Month 6 section you will need

  • 2 - 4" Square
  • 1 - 2 1/2" square

Making the Quilt Block

Block will be 6 1/2" square.

Make the Half Square Triangles

  1. Lay 1 - 4" white block on top of 1 - 4" colored block. 
  2. Draw a line from corner to corner.
  3. Sew 1/4" seam on either side of the line.
  4. Cut on line and press to make 2 half square triangles.

Make the Quarter Square Triangles

  1. Lay the two half square triangles you just made on top of each other, right sides together and alternating colors.
  2. Draw a line from corner to corner.
  3. Sew 1/4" seam on either side of the line.
  4. Cut on the line to create 2 quarter square triangles.
  5. Trim to 2 1/2" square.
  6. Repeat with 2 more white 4" squares and the remaining 2 colored 4" squares to make 4 quarter square triangles.

quarter square triangle diagrams

Lay out the quarter square triangles and 2 1/2" squares following the diagram below.

Sew the top row together, the middle row together, and the bottom row together.

Sew the rows together. Press. 

Repeat with all 10 colors of fabric to make 10 completed 6 1/2" blocks.

Let us know if you have any questions.

Happy Quilting!

Kimie and Missy


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