Ladybugs in Polka Dotville: Part 5

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NEWS FLASH, my friends! Fat Quarter Shop is now carrying kits for the Ladybugs in Polka Dotville in the multi-color colorway!

Part 5: More colors coming up!  This is a big week for us in the Polka Dotville!

You will need for the multi-color colorway (minus the navy blue)-

You will need for the pink/purple colorway (minus the purple) –

Or fabrics of your choice!

**** please note that my instructions are for the multi-color colorway, you will have to adjust the fabrics for the pink/purple colorway or the colorway of your choice****

For this part, you may use the method of your choice to construct the blocks if you have a favorite way of doing things.  Just remember the blocks in the pieced border ought to finish at 4″.

Step 1 :

Cut from white polka dots on green fabric

4 4-1/2″ squares.  Set aside.

Step 2 – Constructing HST’s units:

(i) Cut from white polka dots on green

2 5″ squares

Cut from white polka dots on black

2 5″ squares

(ii) Draw a diagonal line on the back of a green square.  Place it right side together with a black square.  Pin away from the drawn line.  Sew 1/4″ away from and on both sides of the drawn line.

(iii) Cut along the drawn line.  Open and press.  Line up the 45 degree line of the ruler  along the seam on the right side of the square.  Trim to measure 4-1/2″ on each side.  Make a total of four HST units.

Step 3 – Constructing HST/QST combo units:

(i) Cut from white polka dots on green,

2 5″ square (draw a diagonal line across on the wrong side)

1 5-1/2″ square

Cut from white polka dots on black,

1 5-1/2″ square

(ii) Take the 5-1/2″ squares and make 2 HST units like we did in step 2.

(iii) Now, take one HST unit made in (ii) and place right sides together with one 5″ green square.  You will noticed that the 5″ green square would be slightly smaller than the HST unit.  Don’t worry about that.  Like we did before, sew 1/4″ away from and on both sides of the drawn line.  Cut on drawn line.  Open and press.  When trimming with ruler, this time, you have to line up the 45 degree line, and make sure that the 4 1/2″ marks are at both the green/black seam line as shown in picture.  Trim to measure 4-1/2″ on all sides.  Make a total of 4 units.

I pressed the seams open to reduce bulk when sewing the blocks together later.

(iv)  You will now repeat for the other colors, making the number of blocks as shown in the following diagram.  Arrange and sew the blocks together to complete the second pieced border on this quilt top.

[Note:  I think you would have some extra blocks – you might use them for the back!]

Do let me know how you are coming along in your progress.  I am sorry I don’t have this second pieced border all done for this week’s post.  I have been working on meeting deadlines for some special projects.  So, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email me.

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Curious mind wants to know:  Are you going to have any personalization on this quilt?   If so, how are you going to do it?  Thanks for being my quilting buddy – I will see you again next week!

4 thoughts on “Ladybugs in Polka Dotville: Part 5

  1. I love this quilt, but got confused at step 5. I don’t know what to cut? I am confused of how many 5″ squares and how many 51/2 ” squares to cut of each color? Please help guide me through this step.

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