Quilt Along part 3
Welcome back! I hope you are all quilting right along. Last week I shared with you a way to make easy Hourglass units. This week I've included an Easy triangle Square short cut for block number 9. Instead of cutting out each little triangle piece and wasting a lot of fabric you start with 2 squares. I also used my handy dandy little marking ruler to make it go even faster. And don't forget to share your blocks with us..........the linky is on Week #1.
|If you would like to join the quilt along here's the link to the book|
The Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt: Letters from 1920s Farm Wives and the 111 Blocks They Inspired
Block # 7 has a lot of little pieces the finished little triangle squares came out to a mere 1".
This is my favorite block so far. I may make 4 more of these and use them to create a table runner by laying them out on point. What do ya think?
I am adding a short cut for this block. You can use this technique for any triangle square simply by adding 7/8" to the desired finished block size and following the directions below.
|1. Cut 8 2-7/8" squares total, 4 light and 4 dark.|
2-3. Draw a line from corner to corner and then 1/4 " on each side. Or you can use this nifty little Omnigrid 4-6-12-Inch Marking Ruler Trio.
4-5. Sew on the marked lines and cut in half.
6-7. Press open and trim the dog ears off.
8-9. For the center cut a 2-1/2" square. Layout and sew together using a 1/4" seam allowance.
The Farmer's Wife Quilt Along
Have fun and don't forget to link up your finished blocks on week 1 ....If you don't know how e-mail me or leave a comment I'd be glad to help : )