Here is another great Quilt Block FOR OUR Moda Block Heads 3 QUILT ALONG PROJECT:
Zig-Zags by Janet Claire
I guess I also have an alternative to the directions…I made 1/2″ HSTs for my block. I used the layout for the 8″ block. All you need to do for this 4″ finished block to look like the 8″ block is 16 HSTs of each unit. Here the easiest way to do it… You will need:
2 -5″ squares of all 4 fabrics A-D.
4 –1/2″ HSTS papers. This link brings you to ALL the Triangle Papers…you will need the 1/2″ Finished for Charm Squares for this block if you want the same as shown here. There is also a Variety pack for the Charms with all four sizes included…
The light is my A, the grey with the black print is my B, the geometric grey/ black is my C and D is my dark grey.
Make all the HST according to the directions on the HST papers. You will have 2 extra from this…the sheets make 18 HSTs each.
Set one is A/B, set two is A/C, set three is B/D and set four is C/D, just like the pattern reads.
Start stitching the rows together…It is really pretty easy. Also you if you look close it is very easy to be one thread off and it looks like a lot more…I do not sweat this…let it go…it is almost impossible to get them all perfect making them this small.
My sister gave me this little weight the last time we were out shopping…it is perfect for flattening my stitched pieces.
It came out exactly 4 1/2″. I know it looks bigger here but it is because it is not lying flat, it is raised up more toward the camera…makes an illusion, like when you catch a fish and hold it out closer to the camera, it looks much bigger…same thing here…ask me how I know the fish thing???
Here is the back, showing the seams pressed open.
I do not know why I could not make the 1″ HSTs…I guess it’s just the way I am…
I hope you try the 4″ block with the 1/2″ HSTs…I can’t wait to see them! Send me a pic…on social media…there could be a reward!
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