The orange alternate blocks form a big zig-zag all the way across the quilt. To accomplish this, you will need 42 2.5 inch squares in orange as well as 28 2.5 inch squares of background fabric. Add to this collection 13 4.5 inch squares of background fabric and you will be ready to roll. Start with the 2.5 inch squares. Use 28 of the orange squares together with the 28 small background squares to make 28 two patches. Combine these together to make 14 four patches. The remaining 14 orange squares will be sewn together to make two patches which will become part of the block centers. Now the orange four patches can be combined with the larger background squares to make the top or bottom third of each block. The orange two patches can be combined with the yellow two patches above and the red or pink four patches below.
Because the yellow, red and pink blocks have already been made, you are ready to put the entire orange row together. The center two alternate blocks are orange on the top half and red on the bottom. The two outer edge blocks are orange on the top and pink on the bottom.
What a great row for the quilt! It is just beautiful! The pink and orange near each other is perfect!
I've been keeping up with the alternate blocks based on the numbers on the RCSampler link. It shows Orange -4 blocks.....looks like we really need 42! I've got some cutting to do!
I have my orange row done - it's really looking great. Loving it.
It's been fun to watch these quilts come together.
What a gorgeous quilt so far, looking forward to seeing more :)
Shouldn't the white squares be 4-1/2"?
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