Sunday, October 25, 2009

Block 3

Well, hopefully we're back to our regularly scheduled blocks...

Here is everything set out for this week's blocks.  On the side are two piles, one for 1/2 square triangles and the other for flying geese.

Here are things with the flying geese and 1/2 square triangles.  Plus, I've done the centre square-in-a-square.

Now the white border has been added to the centre square-in-a-square.  I've attached the 1/2 square triangles to the flying geese in the next border and attached the red triangles to the squares for the outer border.  (Yes, I'm a fan of chain piecing as much as possible...)

Now I've added the middle border.

And then the outer border finishes off the block.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Block 46

hmmm. A week late or a day early. I'm choosing a day early. :)

I started off this block with a few flying geese. Then I set things out. I chose to do this block with just two fabrics because I really like the red one but it would be stunning in different colours and fabrics.

Here it is with the centre Ohio star assembled. (It was assembled just like a 9-patch).

Here is the first border attached. If you notice the pattern is courthouse steps. I first attached the opposite short strips. Then centered and attached the longer strips. Since we're dealing with fairly narrow borders, I cut each one slightly larger and then squared up each block to the correct size for each border.

Do the same things for the next border.

And the next one, and the next one, etc....

Until you have your finished block!