Gypsy Wife February Recap and March Details

We now have an amazing 100 people, that have linked up on the Gypsy Wife Quilt Along. Some wonderful blocks have been produced, so don’t forget to link those up over at Jo’s giveaway.

Ashley’s Blocks: Wasn’t quilt in a Day

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Julie’s Blocks: 627 Handworks
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I have created a summary page, with all the important information so it is easy to find for those that still interested in joining.

I am using my True Color fabrics for the Gypsy Wife Blocks. Here is my recap of my February blocks.

Pin Wheels Blocks
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Color Wheel Block
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This month, the March Schedule is:

MONTH MAIN BLOCK FILLER BLOCKS TOTAL BLOCKS
March: Pershing (1) Pinwheel Blocks (1 x3″, 2×2.5″),
Square in Square with Pinwheel center (2),
Square in a Square (1×3″)
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Some tips that might be useful for this months block:

  • Pressing your seams are going to be essential for the points and triangles to sit right.
  • The triangles pieces (B, C, E, F) are larger than they need to be for the block, so I fold them in half and then match the center triangle with the tip of triangle created from the previous layers.
  • Check out Jo’s Tutorial on how to sew the triangles (D & E pieces), taking into consideration the 1/4 inch seam.
  • When you get to the final E and D strips and matching the points with the layer below (here the grey and pink points), I used pins as markers of the tips and then matched the tips.
  • Once you have sewn the E and D strips to your block, I recommend trimming at this point. I had much more than 1/4 of an inch from the tip of the point for the orange triangles. I trimmed based on that 1/4 inch.
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8 thoughts on “Gypsy Wife February Recap and March Details

  1. Ashley

    Everyone has such beautiful blocks. This QAL is so fun to see what everyone comes up with! Your Pershing block is simply perfection – I’m still pulling fabrics for that one! Also – great job on your January blocks. So bright and cheery!

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  4. hydeeann

    your pinwheels are so pretty! the true colors are looking truly wonderful. I’m so glad I haven’t tackled the perishing block yet because everyones’ tips have been so helpful. thank you for sharing!

    Reply

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