The Many Designs of Friendship
Step 1: Using a ruler and a water soluble marker, draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of all Fabric 6 (cream) 2-7/8" squares.
Step 2: With right sides together, layer a Fabric 6 (cream) 2-7/8" square on a Fabric 3 (red) 2-7/8" square and sew a 1/4" seam on each side of the diagonal line that you drew in Step 1. Repeat seven times more and cut apart on the diagonal lines. Press seams to darker fabric and trim points. Sixteen Fabric 6/Fabric 3 half-square triangles made.
Step 3: Using the block above as your guide, place the half-square triangle units and squares in order for each block. Using a scant 1/4" seam, sew the units together to form rows and sew the rows together to finish the block. Make 4 blocks.
Assembling the April -June Blocks and Borders:
Step 1: Cut sixteen 6-1/2" squares from Fabric 4 (gold).
Step 2: Stitch blocks & Fabric 4 (gold) squares into rows as shown below:
Step 3: Stitch the shorter (7 block) units to the left and right sides of the Center Medallion section as shown below.
Step 4: Stitch the longer (9 block) units to the top and bottom as shown below:
Step 5: Cut eight 5" x 27-1/2" strips from Fabric 5 (plaid). Cut four 5" squares from Fabric 3 (red).
Step 6: With right sides together sew two 5" x 27-1/2" fabric 5 (plaid) strips together along one short side. Press seam open. Repeat three more times for a total of four 5" x 54-1/2" Fabric 5 (plaid) strips.
Step 7: Sew a Fabric 3 (red) 5" square to each end of a 5" x 54-1/2" Fabric 5 (plaid) strip. Press seams toward the darker fabric. Repeat once more for a total of two border/corner square strips.
Step 8: Stitch a 5" x 54-1/2" Fabric 5 (plaid) strip to the left side of the quilt. Repeat on the right side of the quilt.
Step 9: Stitch a border/Corner square strip (that you made in Step 7) to the top and bottom of the quilt.
You now have a 63" x 63" Lap Quilt. If you wish to stop now, you can quilt and bind as desired OR you can come back on July 1st for the next installment in our "Many Designs of Friendship Quilt"!
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