Majesty is off to the printer! Holiday Extravaganza Clue #5!
Another busy week here!
Majesty Lemoyne is off to the printers! To create the Majesty Lemoyne I've taken strips of different sizes to create a fabulous looking block, and paired it with a more modern Log Cabin Block. I added an Empire Border and I love it! It really comes together easily with the Studio 180 Design's Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star and Tucker Trimmer III. You can pre-order your copy here. They should ship Friday, June 21st.
I will be teaching Majesty at Quilt Odyssey (Hershey, PA in July), Sleep in your Bed Retreat @ The Yankee Quilter (Seymour, CT in Sept), Sleep in your Bed Retreat @ Pennington Quilt Works (Pennington, NJ in Nov), and then Quilters' Holiday Escape Retreat (Rindge, NH in early Dec).
We are at Clue #5 of Holiday Extravaganza! This week's block is Shaded Four-Patch Five! Really fun! You will make 4 Blocks which are are made up of two different color sets of Shaded 4-Patch units, totalling five Shaded 4-Patch units in each block.
I always enjoy the Shaded 4-Patch technique, it is really neat. We will make it using our Tucker Trimmer III or I. While I've given you the specific sizes and cutting instructions, for this block in the download, there is a Studio 180 Design Technique Sheet, Shaded Four Patch, that provides the cutting instructions for 21 different sizes, from 2” to 12". Shaded 4-Patch can create endless designs on their own.
Plus, the unit works awesome in other blocks. I recently used this technique in Moonlight Garden and the soon to be released Retreat.
Since this is a new technique to the series, I've given you a pictorial on key steps and some other tips and tricks:
NOTE: If you are new to this technique, you are going to think that this is never going to work and that I must be crazy, but I promise you it works. 😘 Remember the details are in the download available through Thursday, the 20th.
1. Gather the (2) narrow Light-Medium Strip and (2) wide Background Strips.
2. Stitch the narrow Light-Medium Strips together to the wider Background strip and press the seam towards the wide strip.
|Press towards the Wider Strip (yes I know it is Background, but yes this is needed)|
|I line up the seam with a line on my ruler. I double check the edges, but I use the seam to line up|
|Leave them together|
|Fold in half|
|Snip at the halfway mark, just snipping to the seam|
|Press the seams away from the squares, this will allow you to see all the seams of the square - very important|
|Pin to the proper Rectangle|
|Use a nice open toe to be able to see your lines nicely|
|Stitch on both lines|
|I'm okay with the larger than 1/4" seam, I trim most often just once down the middle|
|Right Handed ~ 1st trim ~ Be sure to trim the corner with the square first|
|Left Handed ~ 1st Trim ~ Square in upper left corner for first trim|
11. Rotate fabric unit 180° and line up the proper Cut Size lines on the Tucker Trimmer I with the previously trimmed raw edges. Check to be sure the proper sizing diagonal aligns with the diagonal seam of the unit and the small square matches up with the Common Diagonal on the Tucker Trimmer. Trim both remaining sides.
|Right Handed ~ 2nd Trim|
|Left Handed ~ 2nd Trim|
|Tada ! ~ Right Handed|
|Tada ! ~Left Handed|
Such fun! My two fabric selections:
Well, that is it for this week. I'm hoping to wrap up my Retreat Quilt Pattern this weekend. Monday I'm off to Delaware to visit with the Lady Bug Quilt Guild! So excited, I'm giving a lecture and a workshop on my Sparkle Quilt! The week after next is Vermont Quilt Festival. A busy two weeks!
Have a great weekend!