Friday, March 22, 2013

Floral Quilt Along block #4

Time for another block in the quilt along

For some reason I thought today would be Good Friday so I planned on making the easy block, should have looked at the calendar! Oh well.
So you'll have Easter to work on the appliqued Center block....
We're working on this block - Shoo fly
It will be 4" when done (4 1/2")

We'll use the yellow and small red floral fabrics

but FIRST cut out (1) 16 1/2" square from the yellow and put aside for next week, just to make sure we have enough fabric to work with :-)

We need 4 blocks
From yellow cut (24) 1 7/8" squares
From Red cut (20) 1 7/8" squares

On the back of (16) yellow squares, mark a diagonal line with a pencil OR erasable marker

Lay right sides together on top of the red floral square

Sew ON the line on all 16 and trim off 1/4" seam allowance 
 Iron toward the red.
As you know, I like to lay out my block pieces next to my machine before I sew them together, this way I can catch any mistakes

And DUH! up until this point I had only cut pieces for ONE block, not 4...
So I cut the rest and sewed them.
Iron toward the YELLOW solid squares

when I sew HST blocks I lay out how I need to sew it together,

But if there's a solid underneath, I like to flip it over and use that piece as my sewing guide as I know THAT one is straight
I also (almost always) use something as a leader and ender
 When finishing the blocks, Iron toward the middle as that is the least resistance way :-)
Here's the 4 blocks done!

Next week we'll do the appliqued CENTER block
Then the last week we'll cut the borders and assemble the quilt top!

Link up to show what you've made this week from the Quilt along
and did you look at the previous week's work?
Everyone's blocks look AWESOME!!
BTW if you don't have a blog or flikr acct. feel free to email me pics and I can show your work :-)


IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

Sure wish I were home to make that pretty.


Diane-crewe said...

the year is flying away FAST as it is .... dont make it go any quicker !!! lol x... or is it that you thought you could have your Easter egs on Sunday? lol x

Needled Mom said...

I'm so glad to see I am not the only one who gets confused on dates!!