It’s raining cats and dogs here today – and more rain is on the way. It’s the sort of day that would be nice to curl up and just knit or read a book all day. But I promised a tutorial for this quilt so here are the instructions for the connector block. This is an image of the connector block with fabric.
These are the cutting instructions using the EDeN™ System.
|Fabric||Unit #||# Needed per Block||EDeN™ Number||# Needed for Quilt|
|Light||A||2||REC-1½ x 8||26|
EDeN Numbers give the shape and size for cutting. All numbers given are finished sizes. Cut sizes should be 1/2” larger than the number given, i.e., 1½x8 should be cut as 2 x 8½. The abbreviations used here are: REC = rectangle; SQ = square
You can find more information about the EDeN system on the website.
This is the way that I would cut this block. I am going to tell you as a narrative without illlustrations, so I hope it is understandable. If not, please ask questions.
For the A unit, I would cut an 8 ½ ” strip across the width of fabric. This is an 8 ½ x 40” strip. Then I would fanfold that strip across the 2” strip die. This would yield 18-20 A units. I would repeat this step to make the remaining A units. Note that you do not need to fanfold the entire strip this time as you only need 6-8 more units.
But this leaves a strip that is now 8½ x approximately 24 inches. I would cut this to 5 ½ x 24” and fanfold it across the 2” strip die to cut 11 B units. Then I would cut a 5 ½” strip across the width of fabric and fanfold that across the 2” strip die. This will make 18-20 B units and with the ones that you cut previously, you will now have all the B units.
The D unit is the last unit of the light fabric and it can be cut entirely on the 2 ½” strip die. Cut 2 strips that are width of fabric on the 2 ½” strip cutter and then fanfold those 2 ½” strips across the strip die to make squares.
Cut the B units as described above leaving the 5 ½ x 24” leftover from the second strip to be cut down and used for the C units.
The C units are cut 1 ½ x width of fabric (1 ½ x 40”) and then fanfold across the 2” strip die.