Riverside Knoll Sew A Long Installment #4

Here we are!  

We are halfway through the installments and ready for installment #4!

Note:  there is a typo in the cutting instructions. 

9833-93 gray - Cut 2 strips - 1 1/2" X 40 1/2"

Cut 2 strips - 1 1/2" X 42 1/2"  (not 40 1/2")

See note below before you cut these strips.  They may need some adjustments.  I needed to adjust the width of my strip to properly fit the next border.  

 Click Here for  a sneak peak!

   If you have been sewing along with me, you are now at the halfway point and ready to put together the center medallion!  The four blocks and the small 1" border is added this month and boy is it coming together!  It's beautiful!

Here are all your pieces cut out!

Here are some tips for this months installment:

  • You will only be using 1 of the lighter neutrals.  You can put the other 3 aside for another month!  Pull the neutral print out and cut it before you get started with the color fabrics.  Be very accurate with the                      1 1/2" X 2 1/2" rectangles (flying geese).  They need to be precise for this block.
  • Pull out all the fabrics that are labeled "chubby 16"  You can cut these fabrics separately.  From this fabric cut 1 - 7" square and 1 - 3" square then  sub cut both into 4 equal squares.  The 7" square will yield             4 - 3 1/2" squares and the 3" square will yield 4 - 1 1/2" squares.  Set these fabrics aside with the neutrals.  
  • from all of the remaining fabrics (the ones marked charm squares)       cut 1 - 3" square and sub cut it into 4's yielding 4 - 1 1/2" squares.     Click here for  a little video to see what I did.
  • Wait to cut your small border fabric.  You may need to adjust the border to accommodate the next installment. 
  • Use a sharp stiletto to assist in the construction of the flying geese.  Take your time. Click Here to see  a video to show how I used my stiletto. Remember to draw the diagonal line on your small square.  This is your accurate sewing line for the flying geese.
  • Watch your pressing instructions.  They were very helpful!



Use a design wall to lay out your blocks - all 4 of your installment blocks.  Watch the placement on installment 3 blocks - some are reversed for a reason.  

Add your inner border (taupe 1 1/2" strip)   carefully.  There are a lot of seams to sew over.  I will admit my medallion was 1/4" short.  I had a tough time attaching the border.  My center medallion was pieced with a few different machines.  It made for a messy and not purely accurate end result.  I decided to add a "coping strip" instead of a inner border.  I made a video on how I did this.   Click here to see my end result.  Your medallion, before you add the taupe strips, must measure 40 1/2"  to properly fit the next installment.  The final border (installment #5 blocks )- after they are sewn together, are 42 1/2".  This is an important measurement to hit.  If not, the pieced borders will wave.  Send me a note to customer service at the store if you are confused and I will help you achieve success!

In the next 2 months, we will be adding the final border.  We are "chugging" along  at a good pace.  Keep up the good work.  I enjoy seeing your progress in our Facebook group.  Show us your blocks on our Facebook page!

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'Till the next Installment!  Ready, Set, Sew!  

Mary Jean Murphy - My Favorite Quilt Store