Jim Dandy Block – How to Part 2

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Today we are going to tackle a corner unit of a Jim Dandy Block.  It is made up of  two A’s ,  one B, and two C’s – with one of them being a reverse of the C unit.

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Here are my pieces ready to go.

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Sew an A to each side of B as indicated by the green lines.

These will be short lines of sewing.

knot off at the end of each line.

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now on to the C & Cr

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The C & Cr pieces can be added to the A-B-A unit with one longer line of sewing.

There will be three Roundabout Moves as indicated by the red circles.

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Start and sew just as you have done before.

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Here is the start of the second Roundabout adding the Cr piece.

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Finishing up the center Roundabout.

Sew to the end of the Cr piece and knot off.

Repeat for the remaining three corner units.  Press each corner unit in the direction that seams fall naturally.

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Now let’s join the corners to the center.

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Sew two opposite corners to the center.

NOTE treat the center point(s) intersection as a Roundabout to obtain a sharp point on both the center square and piece B.

Press seams outward.

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Then finish by sewing the remaining corners to the center following the same course when it comes to intersections/Roundabout Moves.

Ta-Da!  A Jim Dandy Block!

Tomorrow I am planning to share where I am going to use this block in my quilt….and some other ideas.

’til then,

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