Sunday, October 19, 2008

Block 86

Our first edge block. There are two ways to make this block. You can either make the block and then cut it in half diagonally. Doing this, you lose the 1/4" seam allowance on the edges. Or you can rework the blocks and make two triangles with seam allowances. It's your choice.

The Non-red block is the make the block and cut in half method. Here are the pieces to start off with. Note - when you're cutting the large outer rectangles (white in this block) are shorter on the top than on the sides.

This block is a square in a square centre. (Just found on the correct name for the diamonds. I apologize for any confusion this may have caused) . Then we're back to a centre 9-patch then an outer 9-patch for construction.

And here we have the block ready to be cut. Just make sure you have the block orientated correctly before you cut.

Here are the pieces for making the block as two triangles. Just to mix things up, I switched the medium and light for the outer border.

It's the same basic principles for the block, regardless of which way you're doing things.

For the upper and bottom edges, I didn't attempt to cut triangles. I left things as rectangles and trimmed after everything was done. The shapes were a little weird and I figured it'd be easier this way.

And here we have the finished triangles. One trimmed, one not. You can probably tell from the colours which way I chose to approach these blocks. Yup, I'm one of those people. :) I was looking at the quilt and figured having the posts in the sashing different on the edges would probably bother me.

I leave you with a few more quilts for inspiration: dkerns; Becky's. This one had no name but I love the sashing.


Yvette said...

I thought you changed color schemes when I first saw the colors on the top block. LOL! Thank you for showing both ways to do this. I think I will tackle it without cutting it. I really like your fabrics.

QuiltedSimple said...

This one will be fun - I'm hoping to do it tonight. I'm just about caught up on the previous weeks here, and just for fun, I made a couple of the easier blocks. Thanks!

Kristie said...

I now have my internet back up and going, I hope to get caught up on these blocks this week!!!! I LOVE this quilt!
Kristie said...

So beautiful! Beautiful blocks and nice photos. Very easy to follow. thank you.