Sulky Block Party

Sulky

I'm so excited to join the Sulky Block party with all of my friends!

My daughter is quite smitten with Mandala designs, and I can see why. She shared with me that she wanted something that would complement her new couch, and when Sulky asked me if I could join the Block Party, I knew exactly what I wanted to do!


Supplies:

I found a mandala design I liked, and used my Daylight Company Wafer 2 Lightbox to retrace it and simplify the design. I scanned it back into my computer and printed it onto Sulky Stick’nStitch.
I stitched out the design by hand to achieve the look I wanted, but you could also use a machine embroidery design to complete your block.

The block finishes as 24-1/2" x 24-1/2" so it makes a great mini quilt, pillow, or even the center medallion for a larger quilt.

Cutting:

Background Fabric

1 - 9x9 (design should fit in an 7" x7" space and then trimmed to 8x8 after stitching)

4 - 6-1/2" x 6-1/2"

4  - 5-1/4" x 5-1/4"

2 - 2" x 21-1/2"

2 - 2" x 24-1/2"

Accent Fabric

2 - 1-1/2" x 8"

2 - 1-1/2" x 10"

4 - 1-1/2" x 5-1/4"

4 - 1-1/2" x 6-1/4"

8 - 1-3/4" x 8-1/2"

Assembly:

Download and print 4 copies of the foundation paper template.

Shorten your machine's stitch length to 1.5

For each template use 1 -  6-1/2" x 10-1/2" background and 2 - 1 3/4" x Accent 8-1/2".

After adding Accent piece A2 trim seam allowance to 1/4” between A1 and A2. Save the background fabric cut off to use for A3

Repeat for A4 and A5.

Make 4. 

Trim on dotted line, size 6-1/4" x 10"

  • Trim Center piece to 8" x 8"

  • Add Accent fabric 1-1/2" x 8" to left and right side of center square
  • Add Accent fabric 1-1/2" x 10" to top and bottom of center  size 10" x 10"

  • Add Accent fabric 1-1/2" x 5-1/4" to left side of 5-1/4" x 5-1/4" Background square. Make 4.
  • Add Accent fabric 1-1/2" x 6-1/4" to the bottom of 5-1/4" x 5-1/4" Background square. Make 4. Size 6-1/4" x 6-1/4"

  • Make rows as shown
  • Sew rows together  Size 21-1/2" x 21-1/2"
  • Add 1-1/2" x 21-1/2" Background to left and right side of block
  • Add 1-1/2" x 24-1/2" to top and bottom of block


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