Pardon our mistakes!

Check below for clarification on instructions from the Winter 2014 issue of "BLOCK."

Disappearing Pinwheel Shoofly

Pages 55:

Pieced Border
From the background fabric, cut:

(3) 5 3/4” strips across the width of the fabric. 

Subcut the strips into:

(16) 2 1/2” x 5 3/4” rectangles

(22) 3” x 5 3/4” rectangles

For top and bottom borders: piece 8 pinwheels and (9) 2 1/2” x 5 3/4” rectangle strips together. Start and end with a rectangle. Make 2. Attach to quilt top and bottom.  

For both sides: Use 11 pinwheels with (10) 3” wide rectangles between them – (trim 3 to 2 3/4” for an exact fit). Begin and end with a pinwheel. Make 2. Attach to either side of the quilt.

Note: Not everyone uses a perfect 1/4” seam allowance so pieced borders sometimes have to be adjusted. If the border you are using is a little too short, take out a few seams and resew using a scant 1/4” seam allowance. You’ll want to do that in several places so it won’t be noticeable. If the pieced border is too long, take in the seam allowance in several places. 

Outer Border
Cut (8) 2 1/2” strips across the width of the background fabric. Sew the strips together end-to-end to make one long strip. Trim the borders from this strip. 

Refer to Borders (pg. 104) in the Construction Basics to measure and cut the outer borders. The strips are approximately 86 1/2” for the sides and approximately 71 1/4” for the top and bottom. 

Quilt and Bind
Layer the quilt with batting and backing and quilt. After the quilting is complete, square up the quilt and trim away all excess batting and backing. Add binding to complete the quilt. See Construction Basics (pg. 103) for binding instructions.

Falling Charms

Pages 63:

step 1 the text is from the garden party quilt instead of the falling charms. This Step should read, “Stitch 5 inch squares to 2.5 inch strips”

the written instructions “2 Layout” says the orientation with corners in the upper right and lower left. That way the charms will fall from the upper left corner of the quilt to the bottom right like the photo on page 60. If you position the blocks as shown in photo 4 the charms will fall diagonally from the upper right to the bottom left! This isn’t a huge problem, just an inconsistency. Either layout will create a beautiful quilt.

Jacob's Ladder

Pages 84 & 97:

The light and dark colors in the materials section should both be 3 1/2 yards for each.


Pages 36 & 100:

should read: makes a 70" x 75" quilt, backing: 4 1/2 yards