Illinois is pieced per the directions on page 47 OR Paper Pieced using the Supplemental Packet offered at Patched Works.
Julie Q – Scrumptious by MODA
Julie Q says: This was one of the easiest blocks to make, in my humble opinion. I paper pieced mine using the layout and instructions in the Loyal Union Sampler pack for this month. When you're piecing small blocks with lots of pieces think about using smaller seams. I used 1/8" seams instead of the usual 1/4" seams. And I trimmed after piecing, every time, just to keep things neat and tidy. I usually press my seams open, especially since these are such small blocks but I only pressed the two seams where the sections were joined. Just made my life easier!
Leslie – Midwinter Reds by MODA
Leslie says: The paper pieced version is easy and straight forward. You will have a very thick seam where the outside rows and center row meet. Clip up to the seam line on each side of the seam intersection and press that intersection open. It will lay nice and flat.
Julie: Elm Creek Quilts; The Giving Quilt This block was put together by PW Customer Cathy B.
Cathy B. says: I’m not a fan of how she did the flying geese.
Additional block by Lisa K.
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