Sunday, May 23, 2010

Block 22

Here is this week's block set out and ready to go.  The piles of squares are for 1/2 square triangles and flying geese.

Here I've made the 1/2 square triangles and flying geese.  I've added the posts for the red border and 4-patches for the centre.

Here I've created the pinwheels for the outer corners, attached the flying geese and completed the 9-patch in the centre.

Then I added the red border.

And finally the outer border to complete our next block.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Block 9

This block starts off with a small pile of 1/2 square triangles

I then put together the pinwheel in the centre and the 4-patches in the corners.  Plus, I attached the 1/2 square triangles together.

Now the centre square-in-a-square is completed.  Plus, I've attached the posts for the red & 1/2 square triangle borders.

Then I added the red border.

Then the next border, and the next one...
And Tada!  Our next block is completed.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Block 61

I am sooo sorry.  I don't know what happened.  I was sure I had posts lined up for the previous weeks.  Obviously I didn't.

Well, onto the next block...

This block is made up of one simple little block.  (Just lots and lots of them).  This pile is the basis of all the square-in-a-square blocks.

Here are all the square-in-a-square blocks set out and ready to go.  The one trick to making these is to pay attention to the pressing.  For these I pressed everything towards the red.  This way your seams will but together and not give you too much bulk to work through.

I then put them together as a 4-patch.

Then one more 4-patch later....

Our finished block!