Monday, May 14, 2018

2018 QUBE QAL block 20

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We’re half way done!! WOOHOO!!


This week’s block is a mosaic block similar to block #5 but still different.

it’s a full sized block 1:1

You’ll be using the QUBE set plus the companion angles set

(alternate block below)

For this block you’ll need all 5 fabrics too (A-E) and dies #5 and #16

with fabric A cut out (4) with die #16

with fabrics B,C and D cut out (4) of die #5

and with E cut out (8) with die #5 as well

(I found that I had some D #5s leftover so I didn’t have to cut those)

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Lay out the fabrics like this

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after I looked at the fabric placements I swapped the location of D and B, it really doesn’t matter, so make it however you like with the fabric placements!

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I must have forgotten to take a picture of the corner HST but that’s easy to sew together, just iron the seams OPEN throughout this block, add corner small triangles too, make 4 units

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at the same time add the last small triangles to the trapezoid #16 pieces and sew these to the triangle units above, like this.

Sewing the #16 to the triangles units is the only place where I didn’t iron the seams open.

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Then sew 2 of these together into a half block, still ironing the seams open

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see what it looks like from the back Smile

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Here’s the 4 different versions!

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Now here’s the ALTERNATE version, I could have done this with block #5, but oh well, see the difference?

the trapezoid shape #16 can be made with (3) of #5 in the same color instead, so this block can be made with just #5 triangles!!

-so cut out 12 of fabric A and die #5 instead.

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I hope to not run out of fabrics, but so far so good!

Here’s the first 20 blocks together in the different sized versions

here’s 6” qube

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and 8” version (this one I’m a little scared of running out of fabrics, as I am using a FQ bundle and white, but we’ll see)

The blocks are fun and funky so far - I love it!

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and here’s the 9” qube version, here I’m using yardage and it should be fine.

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the 12” version is filling up my design wall!!

I’m using island batik scraps so that won’t be a problem as I have lots of scraps from them!!

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so don’t be upset if the yardage is not right, I tried my best and it’s best to overbuy yardage or use scraps…. and I’m not doing the blocks in order in the quilt, meaning #1 is not touching #2 etc. so if you have to add another fabric now, it’s really ok…

I just hope you all have had a great time! I know I have!!

Here’s the blocks from last week’s participants

4pamela19shelly19lynne19connie19karen19eva5carolp3pamela19sheryl19suem19 michelle19robin19senta19nina18meegan19geraldine19margaret19sue

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