Happy Block Heads Wednesday!..Wait…when you don’t follow the rules you have to wait til Friday to post!
Here is another great Quilt Block FOR OUR QUILT ALONG PROJECT: dream
I had to do it..I had to make 4 of these little blocks to make my 4″ block…I have so many little pieces in the blocks that it only makes sense to keep the little pieces all the way…I think this block is a Lisa Bongean’s Dream block…Thank you Sherri for naming it for me! It is ALL Half Square Triangles…I love the number 3 therefore the HST is my dream unit.
My goal here is to show you how painless it is to stitch these little blocks using Triangle Papers…also keep in mind all my fabrics have been heavily STARCHED. I think there is a misconception that just because they are tiny that they are fussy…really they are no big deal..
I used a total of 5 blues and one cream.
I figured out I need 16 HSTs A/B of the same two fabrics.( I had two extra when using the Charm Triangle paper shown)
I need 4 HSTs of A/B of each of 4 different fabrics…I used the same cream throught
4″ Dream – quilt block was made with all Indigo Gatherings Fabrics
Stitched on all the dashed lines…with a shorter stitch length…I have put together some quick videos….lol
Watch how I cut them apart…
Pressing and sorting…
Layout the triangles to form blocks…I do not remove dog-ears at this point.
Flip seams by finger pressing (it is easy b/c they are starched) and stitch together to form 4 patch HST units
Press and then trim all the strings and dogears…then Layout and stitch with larger HST uni… I do not pin. Layout each block again to make sure you have the orientation right.. Press seams in opposing directions and stitch together to make the blocks…Make 4.
Press last seam in each block open. Match up blocks and pin the center and each seam in the blocks and the ends. Stitch last block seam open as well.
I got too excited and forgot to video the last couple of seams…but here is the finished block again…
I hope you liked my quick videos…as you can see my block turned out pretty good!
Click the link below to get this week’s pattern and remember I made 4 of the blocks 2″ to make the 4″ block…the small triangles are 1/2″ and the larger are 1″.
|Hildy||I love your block! I just need to make this week’s block for this round 3 … now if we would talk about round 1 & 2 … let’s just say it’s still a work in progress;-)
Hildy..I have sent your email to Martingale and they will send you a digital book!
- Corey Yoder of Coriander Quilts
- Sherri McConnell of A Quilting Life
- Betsy Chutchian
- Jan Patek of Jan Patek Quilts
- Brigitte Heitland of Zen Chic
- Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings
- Lissa Alexander
- Laurie Simpson of Minick & Simpson
- Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique
- Stacey Iest Hsu
- Robin Pickens
- Janet Clare
- Jen Kingwell
- Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree & Company
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