Monday, March 1, 2021

Full Stop March Block - Brackets


Start with 1.75 inch strips in background and in green.  These will be sub-cut into all of the needed pieces.

  • Green strips 6 inches - (2)
  • Green squares 1.75 inches - (4) 
  • Background strips 6 inches - (1) 
  • Background strips 3.5 inches - (2) 

Sew one square onto each end of the shorter background rectangles and press toward the green.   

Arrange the strips in the following order

green rectangle, pieced rectangle, background rectangle, pieced rectangle, green rectangle

Sew all 5 of these rectangles together and press away from the pieced units.  
To set these together into a row, you should make 5 to 7 blocks.  Then sew them together with dividing strips of 2.5 by 6 inches of background fabric between each block.  Press the seams toward the green to reduce the chances of the dark showing through later.   
I had 5 different greens and so I made that many.   Because this is a random length row by row, we will add enough background onto either end to bring it all up to the desired size at the end.  If I can find another green before the end of the month, I might add one more block.   If not, I think this looks good.  
Here are all three months together so far.  I am debating evening up the rows now and adding sashing strips in between, but I haven't quite committed to a width yet.  I think that the quotations will be the largest row, appearing in pairs made it a big boy.   


Sara said...

I'm excited to move to green for the month. Yay!!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Thanks, Angela! Off to check the GREEN scraps...

Jikke13 said...

How many brackets this month?

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Thanks, Angela! I just made one brackets block and it turned out nicely!

Jennifer said...

thanks for this unique quilt- really looking forward to it! I'm going to do mine in rainbow rows; still deciding on the size. (a large lap, i'm thinking...) here's a question/suggestion: could you please put the B/W mockup of the Full Stop quilt on the RSC21 sampler page? that would be really helpful! looking forward to playing with my greens this month- i've lots!