Monday, August 6, 2018

2018 QUBE QAL block 32

qal block32
This week’s block is called Duck and ducklings and it’s a 1 1/4 sized block or 5:4 (we’ve made 3 this size already and this is the last one)
For it you’ll need dies #2,3 and 5
and fabrics A, C, D and E (or if you want to use leftover scraps that’s fine too)
With die #2 cut out (4) of A, (1) of C, and (4) of E
with die #3 cut out (4) of D, if you’re using directional fabrics, watch the fabrics for this shape
with die #5 cut (4) of A, (8) of C and (4) of E
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Since it’s a block with lots of pieces lay out the pieces how you want them, also because you can swap the #2 squares toward the middle and also the corner #5 triangles, if you want dark or light to touch the corners, that’s up to you.
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start by sewing the sets of (4) matching squares together and #5 corner triangles, iron the seams open on everything
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Then start adding the (8) triangles to the HSTs and keep it the same way as your laid out block, if you want the dark or light to be out.
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Here’s my blocks done, with the 8” QUBE set I used directional fabrics so I watched my cutting and have these units facing the right way.
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Then start adding the larger triangle to the blocks and also the 2 square units in the middle and the final center square.
Sewing the block together into rows first like this
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Here’s the completed block
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and here’s my 8” qube block with directional fabrics!
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and all 4 together
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Have fun!

Here’s the blocks from last week’s participants
Sorry if I missed any, as I have visitors this weekend.
31eva31anns31michelle31lynda31connie31carolyn
31kathyp31donna31judi31shelda31sheryl31bettyd31senta31carol31gill331gill231gill131nina31angels31angel31margaret31cat

and Judy finished the top for the 2017 QAL!
It looks GREAT!
2017 qal Judy

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