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 -


Gene Black said...

Ha ha. Yes one of the great advantages of sashing is the reduction in the number of seams to match.

Mine is coming along slowly.

Katie said...

Nooooo! I was JUST caught up! (But this one will be fast!)


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