Faceted Jewels Month 6

This swap seems like it has gone pretty quickly, as we only have a couple more months before we are finished.

Once the May v-blocks are passed out you can pull your Glad Creations, Faceted Jewels pattern and you can begin to make 17 of your blocks – which I think is pretty exciting.

For the month of June you will need to make 28 rec-triangle units. Fourteen of these should face one-way and 14 the other way, see your diagram from the pattern at the top of page 4, top right.

You will need your Deb Tucker Split Recs ruler to make these sections.

First cut strips from your background – you will notice the markings on the ruler for finished units 2”x4” that we are to cut strips 5-inches wide. Please feel free to watch her video on her website, it is very informative and supports what I’m trying to explain.

First, you will place your 5-inch strips face up on both pieces and place your ruler on the BOLD, make your first cut.

both strips are cut at 5 inch lengths

both strips are cut at 5 inch lengths

I stacked my fabrics, but i changed them with the light on top so you could see the ruler markings better, both fabrics are facing up

I stacked my fabrics, but i changed them with the light on top so you could see the ruler markings better, both fabrics are facing up

You will then turn the ruler 180 degrees where the straight edge is towards your right hand. Keep doing this process until you cut 10 sets.

first cut, match up the straight sides and cut

first cut, match up the straight sides and cut

turn the ruler 180 degrees and cut

turn the ruler 180 degrees and cut

Then you will need to cut the “mirrored” image of the same block for 10 more sets. In order to do that, you need to flip your FABRIC upside down (you will now be looking at the wrong side of the fabric), and then make your cuts the same as you did on the first set.

for the mirrored blocks turn the fabric face down and trim as you did before

for the mirrored blocks turn the fabric face down and trim as you did before

Your will now need to cut your other 4 sets, remember we need 28 for the blocks (14 sets). You might get some from your leftover scraps from your v-blocks.

my scraps from the v-blocks, some of them work

my scraps from the v-blocks, some of them work

You will need to press towards the dark fabric. Then trim your blocks, they are oversized and trim up very nicely.

sew edge to edge, you have a lot of room for trimming

sew edge to edge, you have a lot of room for trimming

sewn together and pressed to the dark

sewn together and pressed to the dark

They should measure 2 ½” x 4 ½” including seam allowances.

ready to trim, line up the diagonal edge and center it on your block

ready to trim, line up the diagonal edge and center it on your block

after your first cut, line up the bottom left corners and trim the top 2 edges

after your first cut, line up the bottom left corners and trim the top 2 edges

one side done

one side done

Sorting – In my instructions I asked that you pass out two (one pair) to each person, so you will just need to make sure you make enough to finish your block. Please use a paperclip to make sure I can pass out one set to 10 people.

one mirrored pair

one mirrored pair

I hope all this makes sense!

I am truly blessed; I hope you are blessed by your daily threads. Love and hugs,
Ronda

About ronda926

I enjoy piecing quilts and getting to know people, as well as sharing the information I have on sewing. I love the sense of accomplishment once I'm finished.
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