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Between the Lines QAL: Pattern 2/9 – Row 9 Into the Mountains

Into the Mountains! Here is part 2 of the Between the Lines quilt along. Today we will be working on row 9.

How did the first row go? I’ve already seen many cheerful yellow rows come through. So exciting that we’ve really started now.

Live video

I’m very excited to share this second part of the QAL with you. Tomorrow, July 5, we have the first Between the Lines live video on YouTube at 4pm CET (10am EST). There, I will show you how to sew this pattern using the foundation paper piecing technique on freezer paper. Will I see you there?

You can already put your questions about this row, the previous row, or the quilt along in general in the comments of the video. I will address them during the live session.

Are you reading the blog after July 5? Then you can calmly rewatch the recording of the video.

New here?

We started the Between the Lines QAL on June 6. A quilt along where we make a row together every four weeks. We work with different techniques: Foundation Paper Piecing, quarter circles, traditional patchwork, and strip piecing (sewing and cutting strips). Would you like to join in? Read all about the QAL in this blog post!

Would you like to order a package with all the materials for this quilt? Then order a Rainbow kit or a Blue-Green kit in the Sugaridoo webshop.

Materials

In the Between the Lines QAL, I make two versions of the quilt: a rainbow and blue-green quilt. I specify which fabrics to use for both versions. Of course, you are free to make the quilt with any fabric you like.

Rainbow Quilt

  • Light teal with round robots
  • Medium teal with squares
  • Gray (accent)
  • White with robots (background)

Teal-Green Quilt

  • Light green with robots
  • Green with squares
  • Gray (accent)
  • White with robots (background)

Before we start

Today we are going to work with foundation paper piecing (FPP). I do this for this row on freezer paper. If you are already familiar with this technique, you can skip to the ‘Instructions’ section. Otherwise, here are a few tips for you:

  • FPP on freezer paper Before you start, take a look at this blog post with a detailed instruction video. It’s a pattern from the first Sugaridoo Bernina QAL where I explain the FPP technique on freezer paper from start to finish.
  • Large pieces Don’t cut your fabric pieces too small. Working with generous pieces of fabric makes sewing much easier in the beginning.
  • Start with one section Begin by cutting and sewing one section of the Into the Mountains row. Got the hang of it? Then you can cut all the fabric pieces and sew the entire row according to the instructions below.
  • Printing Pay attention to your printer settings when printing the pattern. Make sure to print at ‘actual size’ or ‘100%’. You can measure the 1 x 1 inch test box on the pattern to check if the printing went well.

Instructions

Now let’s start making row 9.

Cutting

You can cut all the triangles from the fabric in advance, or cut them as needed while sewing. I personally like to prepare everything beforehand.

These are the different shapes that appear in this row.

For this row you need:

  • Background fabric
    • 63 x piece a
    • 63 x piece b
  • Light turquoise with robots (Light green with robots)
    • 45 x piece c
  • Medium turquoise with squares (Green with squares)
    • 2 x piece c
    • 7 x piece d
  • Gray accent fabric
    • 1 x piece d
  •  

Cutting diagram

Below you can see a cutting diagram for the light turquoise fabric with robots (Light green with robots). This gives you an idea of how to cut the 45 triangles from a fat quarter (18×22″).

If something goes wrong with cutting and you run out of fabric, feel free to play around with the design of the row and use more of the medium turquoise fabric with squares (Green with squares).

The Pattern

We will make this row using foundation paper piecing. Row 9 is divided into four different sections. You can find the pattern for the sections in the PDF.

Click here to download the pattern.

Sections A and C are 2 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches (3 x 8 inches including seam allowance).

Sections B and D consist of a part of 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches (3 x 3 inches including seam allowance) and a part of 2 1/2 x 5 inches (3 x 5 1/2 inches including seam allowance).

In the illustration below, you can see which fabric is used in which sections. You can, of course, play around with this and create your own layout for this row.

Make each section as follows:

  • 4 x section A
  • 4 x section B
  • 11 x section C
  • 2 x section D

The great thing about freezer paper is that you can use a pattern multiple times. Therefore, you only need to draw the sections once.

Foundation Paper Piecing

In the live video on July 5th, I will show how to sew the sections for this row. After July 5, you can watch the recording of the live session at your leisure via the same link.

Would you prefer written instructions for FPP on freezer paper? Then you can check out this blog post from the first Sugaridoo x Bernina QAL. We are making a different pattern now, but the technique is exactly the same.

Assembling the row

First, join the two parts of sections B and D. After making all the sections, trim them neatly with a 1/4 inch seam allowance to rectangles of 3 x 8 inches.

Now you can sew them together into one long row. Use pins to match the corner points neatly. This row is a great practice for neatly sewing FPP sections together.

Next time in Between the Lines

On August 1st, we will start with the third part of the QAL. Mark August 2nd at 4 PM on your calendar for the second live video!

Have lots of fun making this row.

Hug,
Irene

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  • Dianne Visser EditEditing comments on the BERNINA blog is only possible after logging in with a blog user account. Sign up now or create a user account if you do not have one yet.

    How can I download and print the instructions? I have already downloaded and printed the PDF file.Thank you in advance for your assistance

    • ramonawirth EditEditing comments on the BERNINA blog is only possible after logging in with a blog user account. Sign up now or create a user account if you do not have one yet.

      Hy Dianne,
      To print the instructions, you can do the following:
      – Open the menu of your browser. That is often indicated with … in the top right corner.
      – Click on “Print”
      – In the drop down where you can choose your printer, choose “Print to PDF”. Instead of printing, it will save a pdf of the instructions.
      – Click on “Save” and you can choose where you want to save the instructions on your computer.

      Hope that works for you!

  • mdpmr net EditEditing comments on the BERNINA blog is only possible after logging in with a blog user account. Sign up now or create a user account if you do not have one yet.

    I am having a terrible time doing the FPP. I have watched the videos multiple times.  My problem is the templates.   Can’t get the sizes correct between the various strips. Getting the triangle points to line up etc.   If suspect that it is my inability to trace the lines correctly even with a ruler.  The triangles aren’t all the same size if I preserve the points.  Help.   Is there another method?  

    • Irene EditEditing comments on the BERNINA blog is only possible after logging in with a blog user account. Sign up now or create a user account if you do not have one yet.

      Hi, is it mostly trouble with tracing the pattern to the freezer paper? It might help to tape the paper down when tracing the pattern. There are two mothods for FPP. For the next row of our QAL I will be explaining FPP on normal printing paper, maybe you like the other method better.

  • Dena Hillis EditEditing comments on the BERNINA blog is only possible after logging in with a blog user account. Sign up now or create a user account if you do not have one yet.

    Love the freezer paper technique!! I used it in another quilt I am doing that called for paper piecing so much easier!

  • ippyEdited EditEditing comments on the BERNINA blog is only possible after logging in with a blog user account. Sign up now or create a user account if you do not have one yet.

    Cut pattern and freezer paper ready for next step.  Looking at Section A, 2 shapes & C,3 shapes which is in one piece, but unsure how I work with the freezer paper and my fabric? Am I supposed to cut the sections so that I have 3 separate triangles for C? Cut 2 shapes for B?

    Will watch the live video tomorrow which will answer my questions.

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