Sunday, July 26, 2009

Block 12

Here is our next block all laid out and ready to go.  The bundle of squares at the top right are cut ready to turn into 1/2 square triangles for the corners.
Here is the block after the first round of piecing.  I've done the 1/2 square triangles and have begun piecing the centre 16-patch and attaching the strips for the outer border.

When ever I do long strips they end up curving.  So I decided to avoid that and do the centre square as four 4-patches.  Here we are with the 4-patches assembled (and reduced to a larger 4-patch) and more work for the outer border.

Here is the centre assembled.  The border strips are together as well.  (And fortunately not too wonky :)  Can you see that the block is now a 9-patch?

And here is our next block done!

We're still in the middle of a bit of a hot spell, so until that's over I'll be sticking with the simpler blocks.  We'll just call it our summer holidays... :)

Monday, July 20, 2009

Block 10

My apologies.  I completely flaked out and forgot to post a block yesterday.

This is another simple block for us this week.  (In my neck of the woods, it's too hot to sew!)  Which is great!  We have short summers so I enjoy them while I can.

Here is everything all set out and ready to go.  The pile of fabric in the upper left corner will make the flying geese.

Here is the block with the flying geese made and the corner posts on for the outer border.  Can you see that the inner block (Ohio Star) is a 9-patch?

Here is the block with the inner 9-patch assembled.  Now we just need to add the final outer border...

And our next block is done!  Can you believe that we have 42 blocks finished?  We're fast approaching 1/2 way done.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Block 4

Bet you can't guess what our block is this week! :)

Step 4 - Flying Geese

Once you've made the above elements, you'll get the blocks in the picture below.

One more square-in-a-square for the centre.

Then you've got a 9-patch to assemble.  Once you've done that, you'll have the finished block!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Block 57

I decided to make this one a two colour block.  It could be quite interesting as multi-coloured too.

Here is everything all laid out and ready to go.  If you'd like, you can simplify the outer border by changing it to two flying geese set side by side.  You'll just wind up with an extra seam in the centre dark triangle.

Here are the flying geese for the middle border completed and more done with the triangles on the outer border.  Can you see that the middle is an Ohio star block?  Now the middle is assembled as a standard 9-patch.

Here is the first step complete for our centre 9-patch and the remaining triangles attached for the outer border.

Now the centre Ohio star is complete.  It's time to add the outer border.

Tada!  Our finished block!  I can't wait to see what everyone else does with this one.