Augusta Block – How to Part #2

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Starting this blog off with a reposting of the orientation guide so you won’t have to flip back to the previous blog for reference.  Remember you can print off a PDF of this guide, and guides for ALL the acrylic template sets on the 2015 O.T.R page.

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  The next step in sewing the Augusta block is to sew the four C-D-C units together to make a large triangle

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Match up your corners/points of your drawn seam line.  Pin the seams together horizontally.  Notice in this pic that the black/tan fabric is poking up over the top of the pink edge.  That is because I cut the pint a bit smaller than I was suppose to.  We are human.  Not machines.  This happens in hand work when you are hand cutting the pieces.  Thus always match your drawn line vs your cut edge when piecing.

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And away we go.  Remember to sew just above your drawn seam line.  Think of it as a scant quarter inch in hand sewing.

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With the first C piece sewn to D it is time to add the second C.  And yes there is a “roundabout” to be made.  I will not go over it in detail here to save space.  You can find a detailed account of how to make a roundabout in Tuesday’s blog post here.

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Match your corners/points, horizontal pin the seam lines, and make your roundabout.

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And then sew your seam.

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Make four C-D-C units.   This is where you should be at this point.

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The Augusta block is at this point is basically like a Nine Patch in construction but set on point.

The next seam is joining a unit made in the last blog to opposite sides of the center square to make the center strip.

Then you want to sew a C-D-C unit to opposite sides of each of the two remaining units.  Follow the picture below for guidance.

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This is how I press this block.  Press all the triangle units flat, with the upper B triangle  overlapping the tip of the lower B triangle.

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Two seams left.   Two long seams.  One along each lengthwise edge of the center strip.

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And yes there will be 5 roundabouts in each length sewn.

The rule is a roundabout is made anytime three or more pieces of fabric are being joined together.

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And your Augusta block is done!

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Check back tomorrow when I show you where this block lands in my row quilt plan.  And then some playing around with the block in settings by itself and with some of the other blocks I have already covered this year.   That is what this year’s project is all about.  I wanted some variety after last year’s single block quilt using Castle Wall.  But I know that not everyone will like the very busy nature of my row quilt plan and that is just fine.  I am all about taking an idea and spring boarding to a  plan of your own.  You can start now and make an entire quilt just with Augusta.  I just want to share my love of hand piecing with the world.  And if you have  suggestions of a combo of blocks you might like to see let me know.  I love to play in EQ7.

’til tomorrow,

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