Monday, December 03, 2007

quilt-a-long week 4

Are you all ready for another block?

More triangles today. (sorry) But I really love this block and I think they are worth it.

cut 4 squares 3 7/8" from 2 different coordinating fabrics, for a total of 8 squares.

cut 8 squares 3 7/8" from the background fabric.

draw a line with pencil on wrong side of the background fabric from one corner to the opposite corner.
pin 2 squares right sides together-one background fabric, one colored fabric.

sew 2 lines-each one 1/4" from the line that you drew.

cut apart on the line, press and you have 2 squares.
not so bad, right?
continue doing this technique with remaining squares, pairing a colored and a background fabric each time.
you should now have 16 squares.

layout as shown

sew your strips together

and your block is done!
it should measure about 12.5" square.

any questions about this block will be answered in the comments.
happy quilting!

25 comments:

Rachael Adele said...

Am I the only one who can't see the pictures?

Mikilana said...

i can see them fine. Can't wait to get home and get started!!!

NanaK said...

This is a very pretty block! I purchased 4 yds white on white fabric today soI can begin with blocks 1-4. I can do it!

Shelli said...

beautiful - and you totally make it easy! LOVE that part.

Alack, my sewing machine went into the shop today - so at least I can start by cutting and pressing, right?

sigh.

eddye said...

I am making a baby quilt, and so far all four blocks are perfect, my colors are pink and yellow. eddye

de vliegende koe said...

I just finished block 3, will go on with 4. Thanks again, it looks great!

Lissa Jane said...

I love how you use the word 'should'.. should have 16 squares and should measure 12.5".. LOL I haven't done block 3, but will get busy this week and do the two at once..

thanks for the blocks.. gives me something to work on each week..


Lissa

Clair said...

Pretty block.

Amy Jo said...

I love the block. I will admit that when I first scrolled down to look at the picture, my groan was so loud that M came to see what I was looking at. Now, after reading the instructions, it doesn't look so bad.
Wish me luck! :-)

Anina said...

Ooh! Pretty!

Oiyi said...

That is the way I do my triangles. Love it.

Heidijayhawk said...

i always wondered how that worked! thanks!

Em said...

Wow, I'm really excited to do this one! I think this method of doing triangles will be fun! Now I just need to find some coordinating fabrics... hmm... Em

donnamarie said...

This was a fun block to sew. This quiltalong has become a Monday night ritual. I check out the new block online at work, rush home and start sewing! Great way to start the week.

rainylakechick said...

ACK! I just completed the block, and I think my seams were too big, because my final block is a good 1.5 inches less in height/width than the other blocks. I might try this one again.

Rachael Adele said...

OK, now I can see the pictures! This is a cute one!

Niki said...

Really love this block. I just finished block one LOL. I will catch up, trust me LMBO. :) Thanks for doing this for us. HUGS!!!

Irma said...

This is really fun! Can't wait to see next one :)

Alison-My Little Stitching Corner said...

Yeah, I am excited to see week 4. I'll get it done tomorrow. This lady is too tired tonight. Off to bed with a good book!

Kim said...

I finished my blocks and posted them to my blog :) I'm so loving the making 2 at a time...thanks again.

Pieces said...

Oooh, lovely! Can't wait for January so I can get started!

Amy said...

Okay, I am officially in the quilt along! My name is Amy and I just recently discovered your blog. I have the perfect bunch of fabric in my stash for this quilt and was hesitating joining for fear I wouldn't actually do it. I am happy to report that I cut the pieces for weeks 1 and 2 today and expect to piece them tonight! What fun, I'm already looking forward to the next blocks!

NanaK said...

I joined late, then had to shop for the background fabric and get things washed and pressed. Last PM I cut out blocks 1-4. Today I sewed all of block 1 and love it. Also worked on block 2 with only 2 more seams to go. Tomorrow, I hope to do blocks 3-4. Wish I'd learned to quilt this way....1 block at a time!

Elin said...

Hello again! This block is a very beautiful one. Is it a LaMoyne Star? It would be nice if you tell the names of the various blocks. Do you want a weekly report with picture, or what? Hope you'll join me to your list! I'm looking forward to next week's block! Have a nice week.
Best wishes from a cold Sunday in Norway.

Diane S said...

I finished block 3 - now on to this block - thanks for sharing these blocks - you make it so easy to work with these blocks - thank you - I am working in lavenders and green with my background fabric being a tone 0n tone white.