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Spectrum Quilt Along 2020 Block 10: The Little Girl in the Blue Armchair from Anthology Fabrics

I can’t believe we’re now only three blocks away from our grand finale! Here’s Block 10 of the Spectrum QAL. Now, I like to believe this block is very similar to Spectrum QAL’s Block 5. I remember designing this block after finishing Block 5 to see how the design would change by simply altering the flying geese directions and changing the center square.

Block 10 of the Spectrum QAL 2020 made with Anthology Fabrics Little Girl in the Blue Armchair collection.

Presenting QAL2020 – Spectrum Block 10

Block layout for Spectrum Block 10 to help you through the design process. Block 10 of the Spectrum QAL 2020 made with Anthology Fabrics Little Girl in the Blue Armchair collection.

Block layout for Spectrum Block 10

Here are the cutting instructions for Block 10 of the QAL 2020 using the Little Girl in the Blue Armchair collection from Anthology Fabrics.

Fabrics are all cut in preparation for Block 10. Block 10 of the Spectrum QAL 2020 made with Anthology Fabrics Little Girl in the Blue Armchair collection.

The Little Girl in the Blue Armchair collection by Anthology Fabrics

Let’s start with some Flying Geese blocks. If you feel like you need more information on how to make them, you can read my blog post on 4 best kept secrets to accurately make a Flying Geese!

Step 1

  1. Take 4 – B1 squares and, on wrong side of fabric, mark a solid line diagonally in the center, as well as two dotted lines at ¼” on each side of the center line.
  2. Take 2 – B1 squares and align diagonally on your C2 square.
  3. Stitch on the two dotted lines.
  4. Cut on the solid line.
Two B1 squares are placed diagonally on a C2 square to make Step 1 of a flying geese. Block 10 of the Spectrum QAL 2020 made with Anthology Fabrics Little Girl in the Blue Armchair collection.

Step 1

Step 2

  1. Take a B1 square and align on the corner of a unit made in Step 1.
  2. Stitch on the two dotted lines, beginning on the corner edge to ensure stability.
  3. Cut on solid line.
  4. Makes two flying geese rectangles size 2″ x 3½”.
  5. Press the triangle open on each unit.
  6. Repeat to make 4 units.
 Demonstrating Step 2 to making flying geese units. Block 10 of the Spectrum QAL 2020 made with Anthology Fabrics Little Girl in the Blue Armchair collection.

Step 2

Step 3

  1. Take 4 – B3 squares and, on wrong side of fabric, mark a solid line diagonally in the center, as well as two dotted lines at ¼” on each side of the center line.
  2. Take 2 – B3 squares and align diagonally on your C1 square.
  3. Stitch on the two dotted lines.
  4. Cut on the solid line.
Take 2 - B3 squares and align diagonally on your C1 square. Sew on dotted lines, cut on solid line and press the triangles open. Block 10 of the Spectrum QAL 2020 made with Anthology Fabrics Little Girl in the Blue Armchair collection.

Step 3

Step 4

  1. Take a B3 square and align on the corner of a unit made in Step 3.
  2. Stitch on the two dotted lines, beginning on the corner edge to ensure stability.
  3. Cut on solid line.
  4. Makes two flying geese rectangles size 2″ x 3½”.
  5. Press the triangle open on each unit.
  6. Repeat to make 4 units.
Take another B3 square and align on the corner of a Step 3 unit and stitch on the two dotted lines. Cut on solid line and press the triangles open. Block 10 of the Spectrum QAL 2020 made with Anthology Fabrics Little Girl in the Blue Armchair collection.

Step 4

Step 5

  1. Take 4 – B1 squares and, on wrong side of fabric, mark a solid line diagonally in the center, as well as two dotted lines at ¼” on each side of the center line.
  2. Align a B1 square with a B2 square, right side together, and stitch together on both dotted lines.
  3. Cut on solid line.
  4. Press the seams to the darkest fabric and open.
  5. Trim off any excess fabric to make a 2″ square.
  6. Repeat to make 8.
 Stitch B1 to B2 along the dotted lines and cut on solid line. Block 10 of the Spectrum QAL 2020 made with Anthology Fabrics Little Girl in the Blue Armchair collection.

Step 5

Step 6

  1. Stitch a Step 5 between an A3 square and an A1 square (refer to photo).
  2. Makes a 2″ x 5″ rectangle.
  3. Repeat to make 4.
First row of squares stitched together to make a 2" x 5" rectangle. Block 10 of the Spectrum QAL 2020 made with Anthology Fabrics Little Girl in the Blue Armchair collection.

Step 6

Step 7

  1. Stitch an A4 square between an A2 square and a Step 5 (refer to photo).
  2. Makes a 2″ x 5″ rectangle.
  3. Repeat to make 4.
 Second row of squares stitched together to make a 2" x 5" rectangle. Block 10 of the Spectrum QAL 2020 made with Anthology Fabrics Little Girl in the Blue Armchair collection.

Step 7

Step 8

  1. Stitch an A2 square between an A3 and an A4 square (refer to photo).
  2. Makes a 2″ x 5″ rectangle.
  3. Repeat to make 4.
Third row of squares stitched together to make a 2" x 5" rectangle. Block 10 of the Spectrum QAL 2020 made with Anthology Fabrics Little Girl in the Blue Armchair collection.

Step 8

Step 9

  1. Stitch a Step 6 unit, to a Step 7 and a Step 8 unit (refer to photo).
  2. Makes a 5″ square.
  3. Repeat to make 4.
Stitching the 3 rows together making a 5" square. Block 10 of the Spectrum QAL 2020 made with Anthology Fabrics Little Girl in the Blue Armchair collection.

Step 9

Step 10

  1. Stitch a Step 2 unit, to a Step 4 unit and a D rectangle (refer to photo).
  2. Makes a 3½” x 5″ rectangle.
  3. Repeat to make 4.
Stitch a Step 2 unit, to a Step 4 and a D rectangle. Block 10 of the Spectrum QAL 2020 made with Anthology Fabrics Little Girl in the Blue Armchair collection.

Step 10

Step 11

  1. Take 2 – F triangles and stitch on opposite ends of your E square.

Note: I suggest finding the center of your E square edge and aligning to the center of the hypotenuse of the triangle for a perfect alignment.

  1. Press and open triangles.
  2. Take 2 more F triangles and stitch on the other two opposite ends of your E square. Note: Find the center of your E square edge and align to the center of the hypotenuse of the triangle for a perfect alignment.
  3. Press and open triangles (trim off excess).
  4. Makes a 3½” square.
Stitch 2 - F triangles on opposite ends of your E square. Block 10 of the Spectrum QAL 2020 made with Anthology Fabrics Little Girl in the Blue Armchair collection.

Step 11A

Stitch 2 - F triangles on opposite ends of your E square, making a 3½" square. Block 10 of the Spectrum QAL 2020 made with Anthology Fabrics Little Girl in the Blue Armchair collection.

Step 11B

You’re almost done! You can now lay out all your units on the design wall using the Block Layout as a guide for placement.

Position your units on the design wall for a final review! Block 10 of the Spectrum QAL 2020 made with Anthology Fabrics Little Girl in the Blue Armchair collection.

Arranging the block units

Step 12

  1. Stitch 2 Step 9 units to your Step 10 unit.
  2. Makes a 5″ x 12½” rectangle.
  3. Repeat to make 2.
Creating a 5" x 12½" rectangle using 2 - Step 9 units with a Step 10 unit. Block 10 of the Spectrum QAL 2020 made with Anthology Fabrics Little Girl in the Blue Armchair collection.

Step 12

Step 13

  1. Stitch 2 – Step 10 units to your Step 11 unit.
  2. Makes a 3½” x 12½” rectangle.
Creating a 3½" x 12½" rectangle using 2 - Step 10 units with a Step 11 unit. Block 10 of the Spectrum QAL 2020 made with Anthology Fabrics Little Girl in the Blue Armchair collection.

Step 13

Step 14

  1. Stitch 2 – Step 12 units to your Step 13 unit.
  2. Makes a 12½” square.
Your finished Block 10. Block 10 of the Spectrum QAL 2020 made with Anthology Fabrics Little Girl in the Blue Armchair collection.

Step 14 – the finished block!

Congratulations! You’ve just completed Block 10 of the Spectrum QAL 2020! Be a part of our sewing and quilting community by adding #TheSewGoesOn when showing off your blocks on Facebook or Instagram. We all enjoy seeing the great blocks and quilts being made!

Come back next week to see how Paul and Elaine make their blocks using their own choice of fabrics. Elaine is using fabrics from the Blue Stitch by Riley Blake Designs while Paul is using the Wave Texture from Benartex. Same design, completely different look. I’ll be back in two weeks with instructions for Block 11 of our Spectrum QAL 2020!



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