Saturday, February 16, 2019

Quilt-Along - LHQSQ 2.0 - Another Two Blocks

Simple ones again this time -

Hourglass -

Ready to sew -

Sewn -

Attic Window -

Ready to sew -

Sewn -


If these blocks are too easy/basic for you -

You can find MANY more choices HERE -

Go take a look - find the ones that YOU like -

And make those - it's YOUR Sampler Quilt - ;))

I chose easy ones this time around -

Because I was in a hurry to get to the "assembly" part -

And I made ALL 99 of them LAST time - LOL - ;))

Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew -

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Quilt-Along - LHQSQ 2.0 - Two More Blocks

One of the FUN things about making a Sampler Quilt is that you can choose from a variety of blocks - and you only have to make ONE of each of the ones that you like. The blocks can be as easy/basic or as complex as you want. It's a great way to test whether or not you like making any particular block. If you find one you like - you can always make a larger quilt using only that block - or a combination of some of your favorites - ;))

This Quilt-Along LHQSQ 2.0 has 99 choices for blocks - all "standard" blocks found in EQ7 - ranging from the super basic to the more complex. Since I only needed 25 and was in a hurry to get to the "assembly" part to test my method of assembly - I went the easy/basic route. I accomplished two things - first - I realized that "row" assembly was the easiest way to put it together - and secondly - I got a pretty quilt top assembled - which I will show you later - ;))

Here I took two strips - one Pale Yellow (on bottom) and one Orange (on top) -
Right sides together -

And cut nine 2-1/2" squares from each - using my LEFT-EZE™ Rule -

Which also has instructions for Right-Handed quilters - HERE -

One "Positive" Nine-Patch -

One "Negative" Nine-Patch -

I press all of my 9-patches the same way -

I press the patches in the top and bottom rows "in" toward the center unit -
And I press the patches in the middle row "out" to the sides -

Then I press the top row "up" and the bottom row "down" -
And "out/away" from the center -

The same goes for the other one -

If ALL of the centers are pressed "out" -
The blocks will NOT "nest" when placed next to each other -

But if two are pressed "in" and two are pressed "out" -
All you have to do is rotate one block a quarter turn to find an "opposing" side -
And you can "nest" your seams -

None of this really matters when you are sewing sashing strips between your blocks - because the sashing strip has no seam to match - but it is nice to be able to press all of your blocks the same way and then be able to "nest" them easily - ;))

So - that makes 12 down -

And 13 more to show you - ;))

Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew -


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