## Wednesday, February 9, 2011

### Marmelade and Jam Tutorial, part 2

Good Evening Morning!
After some computer delays, let's go!
Ok, let's have a look at the next section of sewing.... If I make any mistakes or the directions are not clear, it is because of the tired brain, just let me know.
1.  Take your hexagon A pieces and the B pieces, and pin to opposite sides of the hexagon.  Sew these on.  I like to chain piece, and of course pin as I go.
2.  When all done, press the B piece points away from the hexagon A pieces.  These will be known as hexagon a + 2bs.  (Now, this picture may be confusing because it is a finished block plus the E pieces.  But the process is the same, so please think of the finished block as the hexagn A piece plus to Bs.)

3.  Then, take 24 C trapezoid pieces, and pin the B pieces together.  You'll have 24 pinned units. Press, keeping the B triangles flat and pressing the trapezoid C's away from the B triangles.
Then, sew another set of 12 trapezoid C pieces onto the other size of the B trianles.  You should have a triangle B pieced with trapezoid C pieces on either side.  Again, press the 2nd trapezoid C pieces away from the triangle.  Set these down somewhere close.  You will be sewing these after the side units are sewn onto the hexagon A pieces.  Let's call these c+b+c units.  You can see them in this picture.

4.a)  Then, take another 24 C trapezoid pieces and pin the B pieces as in this picture.
b)  You will note the B pieces sew in a different orientation to the c+b+c units in step 3.  Sew these units together.  Let's call these c+b units.

Sorry, I didn't take enough pictures, but you can see the side unit above, already attached.
NOTE:  At this point, you will not be attaching the side units!

b)  When you lay the c +b units against your hexagon a +2bs on either side, it should look like an X.  The top and bottom triangles of the X are the b triangles (one you sewed on in the hexagon a+2bs and the bottom b is the piece you sewed to the trapezoid c piece.  The right middle of the X will be the hexagon.  The left middle of the X will be the trapezoid C piece.  These are the side units and you will have 1 unit for each side of the hexagon a + 2bs.

I think if you have arrived at this point, Wonderful!  Finish sewing the 2 sets of units.  You should not have any more B triangles or C trapezoid pieces on their own.  Press and set into separate piles, lay them out to look like the finished block if that is easier for you.
If our server and/or internet and/or blogger are cooperating tonight, I'll get to the next steps for assembling the blocks!  Have a great day1
Take care, Leslie.

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