Here's part 2 of the quilt along
we'll be making this block (4 of them)
first click and download this pdf
print it 4 times.
Make sure you print AS IS and NOT shrink to fit.
maybe print a test page first :-)
measure from the edges and it should measure 4 1/2"
I actually rotary cut these papers too, just rough cut around the squares by stacking the papers 4 at a time (4 of the same of course)
Now Cut out the following from your fabrics:
White print cut (24) 4 ½” squares
Yellow cut (8) 4 ½” squares
Red floral lg cut (4) 4 ½” squares, (16) 5 ½” squares, cut diagonally to make 32.
Using 16 white squares, pin to the back of the paper templates, just pin at the bottom and make sure it covers the outside line, it's okay at the top if it's a little bit inside the outer template line
Now fold on one side
With the "add a quarter" ruler, trim off 1/4"
or use a regular ruler, this ruler just makes it EASIER :-)
you can also help crease the paper by using a flat ruler
Here's the front of the block (back of paper)
Now add the red triangles, I like to sort of line up the tip of the triangle with the tip of the paper template, so actually the red is not centered on the block, you can fold back at the seam line and check to make sure it covers it all properly
Now flip the paper over and with a short stitch length, sew down the line, iron toward red
Then fold down the other side, I actually tear a little in the paper to make it lie flat, it easily "tears" in the previous seam line
stitch on the line again and iron toward red
Now trim on the outer line! look at all that mess!! :-)
remove papers from the back
I like to lay out my block pieces and see what it will look like,
here there's 4 stacks of everything = 4 blocks :-)
sew blocks together and just like last week, iron toward the solid fabric parts
here's my finished block
and 4 of them
They measure 12 1/2" (12" done)
I'm NOT doing a linky this week, as I still want you to link up on last weeks post and VOTE for your favorite and also anyone can leave a comment, there will be 3 winners.
Next week we'll work on paper templates
Later today I'm doing Quilter's gallery blog hop, join the f