Diagonal Joy Quilt Sew-Along: CORNER UNITS


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Posted by Shari on October 22nd, 2023

Diagonal Joy Quilt Sew-Along:  CORNER UNITS

Welcome back!  Ah, we are starting to get a rhythm going now.  Check below for tips and tricks.

(The Just Two Charm Pack Quilt is required to participate.  The book is available HERE.)

Follow the "Corner Units" piecing instructions in your Just Two Charm Pack Quilts book for the Diagonal Joy Quilt.

You will be using your Charm Squares and Background fabric for this step.

Diagonal Joy Quilt Sew-Along
                                     
                                      
Diagonal Joy Quilt Sew-Along
Tip #1:  Don't fret those pinked edges!  Pinked edges are your friend as they prevent the fabric from unraveling.

In the example above, I know my background fabric (the top fabric) was cut to the specific required size per the pattern.  My charm square (bottom fabric) was cut from a Layer Cake and may not be as exact. 

I used the edge of my background fabric as my source-of-truth edge for sewing and checking my seam allowance.

                            
Diagonal Joy Quilt Sew-Along
Tip #2:  Chain Piecing!  Get your squares organized at your sewing station so you can chain piece.  It's rhythmic, fast, and fun!

Then off to give them a good pressing before moving on to the next step.

                                       
Diagonal Joy Quilt Sew-Along
Tip #3:  Follow the instructions in the book and watch your fabric orientation.  Sew too many going the wrong way and you will have a date with "Jack" the seam ripper.

                                
Here is the Diagonal Joy Quilt Sew-Along Schedule:

09/25/2023 - Week 1:  Introduction
10/02/2023 - Week 2:  Fabric Requirements/Selection
10/09/2023 - Week 3:  Cutting
10/16/2023 - Week 4:  Piecing Triangle Units
10/23/2023 - Week 5:  Piecing Corner Units  (We are here!)
10/30/2023 - Week 6:  Block A
11/06/2023 - Week 7:  Units 1 & Units 2
11/13/2023 - Week 8:  Block B
11/20/2023 - Week 9:  Assembly
11/27/2023 - Week 10:  Finish!

Our Diagonal Joy Quilt Sew-Along Private Facebook Group is available for requesting to join is....HERE!

Be sure to answer all the questions carefully and agree to the group rules.  Only quilters that have purchased the book are allowed to join. The Private Facebook Group is a great place for sharing progress and asking questions.  It is not required to join to participate in the sew-along. I am the moderator for all posts in the group.  Please keep your posts on topic and supportive of your fellow sew-along companions.

I will see you back here next Monday for sewing together your Triangle Units and Corner Units to create Block A.

Have a great week!

                                   
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