Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Antique Squirrel - Unit A -

The first unit for my Antique Squirrel
Is a "Square-on-point" - 
The "Center Square" is cut at 2-5/8" x 2-5/8" - 
And the HST for the "Corners" are cut from 2" strips - 
Using my LEFT-EZE™ Rule

As I showed on this post - HERE
I chose a random square for the "center" - 
And four random HST for the "corners" - 
I sewed the first HST to one edge of the center square - 

With the "point" of the HST lined up on a crease -
That I had finger-pressed down the center of the square - 

I forgot to take a photo of the "finger-pressed" crease step -
So pretend this is "that" photo - LOL - 
Then I sewed a second HST to the opposite side of the square -  

Pressed both HST away from the center square - 
Trimmed the dog-ears - 
And lined up the third HST with one side - 
If you cut all of your HST with the RIGHT side of the fabric facing UP -
The FLAT edge will be on the LEFT side - 
When you place it face DOWN on the square - 
And will line up nicely with the FLAT edge of the square - 
When you stitch it down - 
The flat side will be under your needle first -

And the 1/4" seam will come out at the other end - 
At the point where the HST extends past the square - 
Do the same with the fourth HST - 

Press both HST away from the center square - 

Trim the dog-ears - 
And the unit should measure 3-1/2" square - 

Mine needed a bit of trimming - 
But I chalk that up to being in a hurry to show you how to do it - 
That's my story and I'm sticking to it - LOL - 
So - one down - 
And a couple hundred more to go - LOL - 
I will need several more of these units - 
And then I will need to make some of the second "unit" - 
Before I can make a block - 
So it might take me a couple of days - 
Before I can show you that part - LOL - ;))

Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew - 


Gene Black said...

Great tutorial on the "Square on Point" -although I call it a "Square in a Square." I don't think either name is all that accurate. But it is better than some of the other quilt block names - like Old Maid's Puzzle.

Barbara said...

You make this look easy, Kitty! A couple days is not a long time to wait. Can you imagine how long it took a young girl to do just one block sewing it decades ago by hand? This will be beautiful!

Sue said...

Haha @ finger pressed photo. That's a great tutorial. Very precise.


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