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 4 (gold) squares.
Step 2: With right sides together, layer a Fabric 4 (gold) square on a Fabric 3 (red) square and sew a 1/4" seam on each side of the diagonal line that you drew in Step 1. Repeat once more and cut apart on the diagonal lines. Press seams and trim points. Four Fabric 4/Fabric 3 half-square triangles made.
Assembling Center Medallion Blocks & Borders:
It's time to assemble what we've made so far.
Step 1: Arrange the January Mosaic #5 blocks as shown below:
Using a scant 1/4" seam, sew blocks together to form rows Sew rows together to form the center of the medallion as shown below:
Step 2: Sew four February Diagonal Stripe blocks together as shown below. Repeat three more times for a total of 4 four-block units.
Step 3: Sew a March Corner Triangle to each end of a four-block unit from Step 2 as shown below. Repeat once more for a total of two rows for the top and bottom of the medallion section.
Step 4: Sew a four-block unit from Step 2 to each side of the Mosaic #5 section as shown below.
Step 5: Sew the rows from Step 3 to the top and bottom of the Medallion section as shown below:
Step 6: Cut four 3-1/2" x 36-1/2" strips from Fabric 5 (plaid). Cut four 3-1/2" squares from Fabric 3 (red).
Step 7: Using a scant 1/4" seam, stitch a Fabric 3 (red) 3-1/2" square to each end of a 3-1/2" x 36-1/2" Fabric 5 (Plaid) strip as shown below. Repeat once more for a total of two border/corner block strips.
Step 8: Using a scant 1/4" seam, stitch a 3-1/2" x 36-1/2" Fabric 5 (plaid) strip to the left side of the center medallion. Repeat once more on the right side.
Step 9: Using a scant 1/4" seam, stitch a border/corner block strip to the top of the center medallion as shown. Stitch the other border/corner block strip to the bottom of the center medallion.
You now have a 42" x 42" Wallhanging. If you wish to stop now, you can bind and quilt as desired OR you can come back on April 1st for the next installment in our "Many Designs of Friendship Quilt"!
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