JUNE INSTRUCTIONS 2020 Seattle MQG Block of the Month project: Cascadia Cabin in the Woods

July 20, 2023 5:55 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

This is the fifth installment in the 2020 Seattle Modern Quilt Guild BOM project! Your guides on this journey are Susan Pray (IG: @sushi.farmer) and Kathy McGinnis (IG: @a_swede_life). 

What, you haven’t started yet? It’s not too late to join in and create your own version of this wonderful quilt. All the instructions posted so far are available on our website here.

Piecing tree blocks 1 thru 4  

This month you’ll get directions for piecing your tree blocks 1 thru 4. Easy peasey!! Let’s do this thing. 

Fabric Requirements:

Forest background: a ½ yard plus a piece at least 7.5″ x 10.5″ or equivalent scraps. See February post for complete listing of yardage requirements. In this tutorial the forest background fabric is all the same fabric; in the original Cascadia Cabin quilt the forest background was all scraps.

Gather all your (25) finished trees from last month plus any large scraps of forest background you have set aside from prior months.

You may wish to distribute your trees first so that you get a good mix of colors and fabrics across the blocks, especially if you’ve gone scrappy.

As a reminder you will have these sizes of trees from the May 1st post:

  • (12) – 4.5” x 6”
  • (4) – 5.5” x 6”
  • (3) – 6.5” x 8”
  • (5) – 8.5” x 8”
  • (1) – 8.5” x 10”

Cutting directions for SINGLE forest background fabric yardage.

To begin cut the following WOF size strips:

  • 1.5 x WOF qty 1
  • 2.5 x WOF qty 2
  • 4.5 x WOF qty 1
  • 6.5 x WOF qty 1

For ease of organization you may want to cut the pieces only as needed for each block from the WOF strips when assembling the blocks this month.  Remember to save all your fabrics for future months.

Cutting directions for SCRAPS: please refer to the block diagrams below and cut your scraps to size as needed for each block as you go along.

It may be more convenient for you to download and print a copy of the entire quilt which has all the dimensions of each piece labeled for reference as you assemble these blocks.

Tree Block One

Trees needed:

  • (2) 5.5 x 6.5
  • (2) 4.5 x 6.5
  • (1) 6.5 x 8.5

Background fill strips needed:

  • (1) 3.5 x 8.5
  • (1) 2.5 x 5.5
  • (2) 2.5 x 4.5
  • (2) 1.5 x 5.5

Block One Diagram:

Cut your strips and lay them out with your trees like this:

Sew the pieces together and press.

Tree Block Two

One Tree needed:

  • 6.5 x 8.5

Background fill strips needed:

  • 1.5 x 7.5
  • 2.5 x 7.5
  • 7.5 x 10.5   This is the largest piece you’ll be cutting for the tree blocks, it was cut from a large scrap and not from a WOF strip

Block Two Diagram:

Assemble and press.

Tree Block Three

Trees needed:

  • (2) 4.5 x 6.5
  • (2) 8.5 x 8.5

Background fill strips needed:

  • (2) 2.5 x 4.5
  • 4.5 x 4.5
  • 8.5 x 4.5

Tree Block Three Diagram:

Assemble and press:

Tree Block Four

Trees needed:

  • (2) 4.5 x 6.5
  • (1) 6.5 x 8.5

Background fill strips needed:

  • (2) 2.5 x 8.5
  • 1.5 x 4.5
  • 4.5 x 2
  • 4.5 x 3
  • 4.4 x 2.5

Tree Block Four Diagram:

Assemble and press:

Assemble blocks 1 thru 4, sew together and press.

Next month we will assemble blocks 5 thru 8 in much the same manner.

Pinterest Board:  https://www.pinterest.com/quiltguild/medallion-quilt-inspiration/

Basic Seminole Patchwork by Cheryl Greider Bradkin, 1990

Liberated Quiltmaking II by Gwen Marston, 2010

Modern Blocks: 99 Quilt Blocks from Your Favorite Designers, complied by Suzanne Woods, 2011

Modern Plus Sign Quilts by Cheryl Brickey and Paige Alexander, 2018

Simply Seminole by Dorothy Hanisko, 1997

Please be social!

Don’t forget to tag your progress pictures on Instagram! Seattle MQG members who post their BOM progress on Instagram using the hashtags #cascadiacabinquilt or #smqgbom2020 by midnight, June 9th will be entered into a drawing for a nice prize, which David will mail to the winner. Not on Instagram? No problem. Simply email us at seattlemodernquiltguild@gmail.com by the same deadline with a photo of your BOM progress. (If your IG account is set to private, use the email option.) The drawing will be held live during our June 10th Zoom membership meeting. Need not be present to win, but you do have to submit your progress to be included.

Also continue to use the hashtags #seamqg  #seattlemqg  #showusyourmqg and #seattlemqgsewathome to share the wonderful quilts you’re creating.

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