This is the second of the Quilt Blocks that I have designed in the last couple of months !! There are many aspects of Quilting that I love : the ability to design and see your design come to life, being able to play with gorgeous designer fabric, and the opportunity to use my maths skills that often get put on hold being a Mum of four children.
Now Alyce (aka @BlossomHeartQuilts) has made designing your own blocks even easier with her new book : DIY BLOCK Design !! Now you will be able to design your own Quilt Blocks too !! Make sure you have a look at the other amazing bloggers in this Blog Hop too – and hopefully you will be inspired to make your own Quilt blocks.
It is a great guide and resource for beginners or experienced quilters to use when designing their quilts. There are fantastic tables for both Half Square Triangles and Flying Geese – so you don’t need to work out the Maths yourself. I would thoroughly recommend it. Alyce also explains in detail the different methods to produce Half Square Triangles and Flying Geese.
Instructions that follow allow you to construct a 12.5” Square Quilt block.
Coloured Fabric :
Construction of 4 Flying Geese Units. (page 29 DIY Block Design)
On the 8 Background fabric 3.5” Squares draw a diagonal line from corner to corner (Picture below).
Using the Coloured Fabric 6.5×3.5”, place the background fabric 3.5” square on the right hand corner and sew along the marked line (as pictured).
With your ruler cut ¼” from the sewn line (as pictured) Press the seam open.
Put another 3.5” Background Square on the Left hand side of the Coloured Fabric, and sew along the line. Again Using your ruler cut ¼” from the sewn line, to leave a seam allowance.
Press your seams open. Repeat these steps to create 4 Flying Geese Units.
Here I like to lay the components of the Quilt Block out, next to my machine (as Pictured).
Creating the equal signs. Using the above layout, sew with a ¼” seam the background fabric strips to the coloured fabric.
You now have 8 components of the block completed.
Join the Flying geese units to the Equal units.
Using your ruler mark the middle of the centre block (as pictured). This enables you to join the point of the Flying Geese unit to the Centre of the Equal unit.
You now have 4 completed components.
Join the four components together (using the photo below) and nesting the centre seams together.
Your Quilt block is now completed !
Below, gives you an idea of what this Block will look like as a 4×4 Quilt top !! I have used here EQ7 to produce these sketches !!
Other Gorgeous bloggers in this blog hop include:
Heidi @ Fabric Mutt
Christa @ ChristaQuilts
Angie @ Gnome Angel
Week 1: Inspiration
Ros @ Sew Delicious
YOU ARE HERE !!! Leanne @ Sewn By Leanne
Amy @ And Sew We Craft
Jennie @ Clover & Violet
Jane @ QuiltJane
Melissa @ My Fabric Relish
Week 2: Sketches
Jen @ Faith And Fabric
Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts
Sandi @ Crafty Planner
Anne @ Play Crafts
Jess @ Elven Garden Quilts
Week 3: Making
Joy @ Quilty Joy Joy
Linden @ Vine Lines Quilting
Cassie @ Cassandra Madge
Keera @ Live Love Sew
Janice @ Better Off Thread
Michelle @ Factotum Of Arts
Week 4: Finishes
Kelly @ A Place Of My Own
Abby @ Color Bar Quilts
October 30 – Linky opens!
Make sure you visit the other bloggers and see their gorgeous creations. I’d love to see any of your creations you may make from my tutorials !!
Have a great time browsing and designing.