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This foundation pieced block has been designed by Kerry Green of VeryKerryBerry and author of '500 Quilt Blocks'.


Foundation Pieced Block - Wine-O-Clock

Intermediate foundation piecing

 

If you enjoyed the Freshly Squeezed Block tutorial, now you can move on to this block that is a little more advanced.

 

Making the Block

Wine O Clock FPP Block


This block is comprised of three sections, joined together by horizontal seams. Sew each section separately; make sure you leave at least a 1/4" seam allowance around the outer edges- this can always be trimmed to exactly 1/4" when required. To cut some of the angled pieces, a template technique is used:  you can find a detailed explanation of it here

Download the foundation pattern here

Finished block size, 6” square. Finished size does not include the seam allowance so the unfinished size is 6½” square.  Seam allowance is 1/4” throughout.

 

You will need:

 Fabric: Background fabric - fat eighth, scraps for glass and wine. Dimensions for each piece are in cutting instructions. 

  • Print the pattern on to A4 printer paper.  Lightweight paper is easiest to use, e.g. 70gsm weight. Check the 1” box to ensure pattern is printed to the correct size
  • Water based glue stick e.g. Sewline glue stick (optional).
  • Freezer paper, 6” square

 

Cut out pattern along the dashed seam allowance lines.

Cut fabric as follows:

Section A

A1, Wine: 3" x 3"

A2 & A3, Glass: 1 1/8" x 2 1/4" (cut 2)

A4, Glass: 1 1/8" x 3 3/4"

A5 & 6, Glass: 1 1/8" x 2 7/8" (cut 2)

A7 & A8, Background: trace to create a template (see step 1)

A9 & 10, Bkg: 2 3/8" x 3 3/8” (cut 2)

A11, Bkg: 1 3/4" x 7”

 

Section B

B1, Glass: 1 1/4" x 2 1/4"

B2 & B3 Bkg: templates

 

Section C

C1, Glass: 1 1/8” 3 1/8”

C2 & C3 Bkg: templates

C4, Bkg: 1 1/2” x 3 3/4" (cut 2)

C5 & C6, Bkg: 2” x 2 3/8” (cut 2)

 

1. Prepare your pattern by pre-creasing all the seam lines using a Hera marker or non-serrated blunt butter knife and a quilt ruler. These are the solid black lines on the pattern. Trace pieces A7, A8, B2, B3 C2 and C3 by placing freezer paper dull side upper most on top of the paper pattern. Label each piece and cut out - seam allowances are added later.  

 

2. If you are choosing to pre-cut your fabric pieces, measure the pattern as in Freshly Squeezed, step 9.

 

3. For the template pieces, use a medium hot iron to press the traced freezer paper shapes onto the wrong side of the background fabric. Cut around the freezer paper adding a 3/8” seam allowance on each edge.


Learn to foundation piece


 4. Complete sections A, B and C using the method described in Freshly Squeezed steps 2-6. Trim the joining seam allowance on the base of section A, top and bottom of section B and the upper edge of section C so they are each exactly 1/4". On sections A and B, remove any paper covering the joining seams and carefully align A to B, right sides together and so that the base of the wine glass fits neatly on the stem. Start joining the seam from the centre where the alignment is most important and sew outwards to the block edge. Check the seam and if satisfied, flip over and repeat on the other side of the seam. Press seam down towards section B. Repeat joining AB to C. Press seam open.


Constructing a FPP block

 

This block can also be scaled down to make a smaller coaster sized block, but note that the printed seam allowance for the joining seams will also shrink - ensure that you always add at least 1/4" fabric seam allowance around each outer edge.

 

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