Monday, March 4, 2019

QUBE QAL block 9 and 10

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It’s time for Block 9 and 10!
at first I was going to separate them, but they are very similar, so why not cut them out and sew them together at the same time?
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Block 9 I call a stingray, it sort of looks like one doesn’t it? especially in Blue!
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Block #10 is almost the same but with background sides so now it looks like a dagger doesn’t it?
As you can see too, these are BLUE so they are both in a new row and you’ll be making 4 of each one!
You’ll need the companion Angles set for this too!

From the background fabric (white) cut out
8 of shape #5
16 of shape #8
and 4 + 4 reversed of shape #14 (if you fold the fabric twice when cutting you’ll get half of each)

From Color A (blue) cut out
8 of shape #5
and 8 of shape #15

From color B (a different blue) cut out
4 + 4 reversed of shape #14 just like above.

Here’s my 6” version cut out
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for the “blue” I used a turquoise and for shape 14 I used a solid so I didn’t have to pay attention to right or wrong sides Smile
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Here’s my 8” version in scrappy blues and yellow background
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For the 9” version I used this directional bunny as my “blue” and I cut 4 one way and 4 another way on die #15 then realized they should all have been pointing one way, oh well, it doesn’t really matter.
I also didn’t have enough of a FQ to cut out the background so I cut enough with two FQ scraps and I had some red left that I used for the #5 triangles (another sort of mistake I realized later, you’ll see at the end)
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The 10” version I used just red and yellow and the black floral background fabric
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with the 12” version I used blue scraps and white on white scraps, since the pieces are large I had to really search for big pieces, but I made it work Smile
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Then star sewing together the HSTs from the #5 triangles, you can’t mess those up, there’s only one way they go together Winking smile
And then I started the stingray/daggers by sewing one side triangle #14 to the sides of the “blue” #15 kite shape
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Then finish the stingray/dagger kite blocks
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Then after that you sew the HSTs and rectangles to the kite blocks like this, iron the seams open as the “stingray” will get bulky right by the “tail” otherwise.
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Do you see my mistake in the 9” bunny blocks? they are both daggers now, oh well, no one will know on this quilt!
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and here’s the 12” blocks, the white is very scrappy but it’s white on white so you can’t really tell from the picture
2019 QAL stingray and dagger block 9 and 10
Then sew them together into sets of two like this
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and then into a long row with all 8 blocks
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And then sew this row to the bottom of your quilt top so far
Here’s my 6” qube version
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and 8” version
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and 9” version, I then noticed the red was the scraps leftover from the row before- that’s what I get for making several blocks at a time and not doing them close together, it doesn’t look bad but I didn’t plan on it…
2019 QAL stingray and dagger block 9 and 10
and my 10” version
2019 QAL stingray and dagger block 9 and 10
and the rainbow 12” version, it’s probably my favorite so far!
2019 QAL stingray and dagger block 9 and 10
Have fun!

Here's pictures from the participants last week (sorry if I missed any)

















 

1 comment:

Gene Black said...

Those two blocks together make a fun row. I may draft these blocks in EQ and see what I can come up with.