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Fat Quarter Shop’s BOM Month 4 Tips

I just finished the fourth block for Fat Quarter Shop’s 2013 Designer Mystery BOM.

Fat Quarter Shop 2013 Designer Mystery BOM, Month 4
Month 4 of Fat Quarter Shop’s 2013 Designer Mystery BOM, made by Julie Cefalu

Here are my tips when making this block:

  • I over-sized all of the units (except the middle one) and then trimmed them down to 4 1/2″ squares.
  • This meant that I started with 5″ squares for the red fabric and 5 1/2″ squares for the aqua and white fabrics.
  • Press the quarter square triangle halves in opposite directions as shown by the pressing arrows in the photo below:

Pressing for Month 4, FQS 2013 Designer Mystery BOMThis will give you nice opposing seams when you sew the units together.

Here are my four blocks so far:

2013 Designer Mystery BOM from Fat Quarter ShopI thought these were all going to be basket blocks.  Does anyone see a basket in this month’s block?

fqs block 4 table copyHmmm, me neither.  It’s still a nice block, though!

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7 Comments

  1. I really like that Avalon this block is absolutely pristine! I have learned to oversize too makes for a better end product. thanks for the tips!

  2. Hi Julie, your blocks are coming along beautifully, though the latest doesn’t resemble a basket no. I must try your ‘oversize’ tip!
    Thanks for sharing and enjoy a beautiful autumn….we are having glorious clear sunny days in Norway,

  3. I do not see a basket, but it is a snazzy block! Thanks for the tips. I like to oversize when I can too. By the way, I got a 3rd place on my table topper, Winter Seeds:) Everyone just loves your pattern.

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