I started a new project….
another one…. a very cute one!
I do not know if to call this new project of mine a QAL or not… I will be patching HST blocks on a regular basis for the next couple of months. Maybe you want to quilt along with me? I will be using this schematic for the lay out of the blocks.
You have probably seen this drawing all over Pinterest. It is actually a result of computer programming that a young man called Mark Jason Dominus did to woo his date! Great stuff! There are pictures of the quilt that his later wife (success!) made from his drawings.
I will be using the fabric I pulled for the Sew Kitschy BOM as I like the fabric so so so much!!! I will also be doing the blocks in a navy, blue and white combination. So there will be two sets of the blocks in the end.
There may be 16 blocks at the end of this project, but it is also possible that I will do all 72!
Yeah nuts, right?
I am a bit hesitant to call this project a QAL as I can not promise you that I can post regularly. For now, I am aiming for 1 or 2 blocks per week. Also, I will go randomly through the schematic looking for blocks that speak to me. Precision is really important for me in this project, so I will be using 2 inch “Thangles” to create my HST. About 2 years ago I had bought two packages and never touched them since. As I am still using the old Pfaff that does not have 1/4 inch foot, so I decided to use the Thangles to make sure that at least the HST were the right size. For the further patching I have used a stack of post-it notes in front of the sewing machine foot to act as a guideline. So far so good!
Each block is 8 inches square. I do promise to show you how I have created each block, especially focussing on the directions of the seams.
I will number the blocks according to their location in the schematic (horizontal-vertical). All of the blocks I will create will be also posted on a new page. If you decide to patch along with me, you can upload your pictures to my BLOCK-aliscious Flickr-pool.
IT WOULD BE SO MUCH FUN IF YOU DID!!!
Soooooo… here is my first randomly picked block!
First lay-out your HST-squares. I have decided to go with two dark colours instead of one.
Sew two adjoining pieces together.
The red smiley stickers indicate which way the seam allowances have been pressed. On the left block = pressed to that side! And vise versa, of course!
The red sticker just indicates left or right!
Now join two sets together to create squares. Check if the seams are nesting before you start sewing. I always pin!
Seam allowances have been pressed up or down, indicated by the red stickers. The red sticker just indicates up or down.
Now create two rows. Pin the nesting seams!
The seam allowance of the top row has been pressed to the right. The bottom one has been pressed to the left. (The red sticker indicates left or right!)
Now you only have to join these two rows and you are done! Pin all three nesting seams to make sure “your pieces match perfectly”. It does not matter which way you press the seam allowance.
Okay, now for the same block in the sweet colours!
I tried out two variations by switching out the light and the dark.
I decided on the first one. Isn’t it pretty?
The next BLOCK-aliscious post will be about this block for sure!
P.S. I am linking up with:
SewJo at My Go Go Life
Finish it up Friday at CrazyMomQuilts
I Quilt at PrettyBobbins
Anything goes Mondays at Bobbins and Bullets