Sunday, March 1, 2009

Heather - Week 9

I liked making this block. It is quick and easy. I did the center as a square with corners added and then did flying geese units for most of the rest of the HSTs so I didn't have all the seams. I'm not crazy about my fabric choices now that it is done. They looked a lot better together before I cut them out.

week9

6 comments:

Quilt Pixie said...

your breakdown of the pattern for sewing makes a lot more sense than the HST with all those seams... :-)

Living on the Spit said...

Totally LOVE your color selection...would you mind posting your fabric cutting sizes for the pieces...I want to do this version please!!!

Thanks!!!

heather said...

The center square is 6.5 inches.
The blue (in this version) is cut 3.5 inches square for the corners. I sewed across the diagonal of the square and flipped the piece back to make the triangles on the center square.

Also cut 4 - 3.5 x 6.5 blue rectangles. Cut 8 - 3.5 inch squares of the yellow. Put those on the corners of the blue rectangles using a sew and flip method to make the flying geese units.

I made the corner HSTs by cutting 2 squares each 4 inches square of yellow and purple. I layered them right sides together and sewed a 1/4" away from the diagonal. That gives slightly oversized squares that can be trimmed to 3.5".

em's scrapbag said...

Thanks for saving me the math. I agree getting rid of all those hst was a great idea.

Librarynan said...

Nice job, Heather. The blue Batik is really nice (I'm a sucker for Batik) and the colors in the center block are nice with it. Supplying the math for the block was good of you - wish I'd checked before I did my block... I like yours much better.

hetty said...

Wow! Wish I had seen your block before I did mine. This makes a lot more sense! Thanks for sharing the measurements.