Tuesday, January 15, 2013

LHQ - Block Busting

I already showed you How I Assemble a Quilt in Chunks - HERE -

Now I thought that I would show you -

In more detail -

How I Do It -

How I Assemble A Block in Chunks -

Note - these instructions are written in LEFTISH.
If you are right-handed - just reverse the directions.

For my example I’m going to use my Block A and Block B -
In my version of “Easy Street” - HERE -
Bonnie Hunter’s Easy Street Mystery Quilt - HERE -

What do you see?

Do you see a 25-patch block (5 x 5) -
That you have to sew together one row at a time?

Not me -

I see 4 - Shaded 4-Patch Combos - HERE -
And 4 - Stacked Geese Combos - HERE -
And a Center Square -

So that’s how I’m going to make the “chunks” -
For Block A -

Same for Block B -

I see 4 - 4-Patch Combos - HERE -
And 4 - Turkey Combos - HERE -
And a Center Square -

So that’s how I’m going to make the “chunks” -
For Block B -

Then I’m going to assemble the blocks -

Just like a GIANT 9-patch

For me - this is much easier -
Than trying to sew rows together -

Trying to keep the “units” going the “correct” way -
And trying to match a bunch of seams on each and every row -

This way -
I just match one or two seams at a time -

One “chunk” at a time -

Pinning and pressing as I go -

Until I get all of the blocks sewn -

It's really a LOT like sewing "chunks" of a quilt together -

Just smaller "units" - ;))

Next block -

Try putting it together this way -

Just for giggles - ;))

Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew -


Linda C said...

Very good tutorial on chunk sewing! I like seeing how your blocks are actually going to look as well. Go, LHQ, go!

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Thanks, Linda! - ;))

Linda said...

When I ever get back to working on my ES again I'm going to try doing it your way. But don't hold your breath....it may be awhile! ;o)

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Take your time - I'll probably still be working on it -;))


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