Blogger Girls Block of the Month - Block #1
It's finally here! Time for the Blogger Girls Block of the Month, block #1. Click on this link to get the block instructions: Block #1 I have set up a page on my website for the instructions and pictures.
Here is Version 1 using Royal Gardens:
Fit to be be Geese ruler and this is the first step in making the block.
Sew the red triangle onto the brown triangle with the bottom aligned. Press out. Sew the other red triangle on in the same manner and press out.
Line up the roof line of the ruler along the seam and trim the top. The 1/4" is already built in.
Rotate the piece and line up the 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" black line on the bottom of the flying geese where you just trimmed. Trim the top.
Rotate the ruler and sandwich the piece between the 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" red lines with the center red line going through the seam. Trim.
Rotate the piece one more time and line up the 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" all the way around. Trim the final side.
Next, put the center of the block together.
Make flying geese using your second red and main background in the same manner as above.
Make 1/2 square triangles using the second red and main background by drawing a line on the back of the main background squares from corner to corner. Place the drawn square with right sides together with the red square. Sew 1/4" from each side of the line and cut apart. Square to 2 1/2" using the Fit to be Quarter ruler.
Using the second red flying geese and the 1/2 square triangles make the following units:
Now, you can put the block together! Here it is using Double Chocolat from Moda. Yes, I am making another version with the help of my friend Kathy!
Make sure that you check out the other blogger's versions. Here is the list of the participating bloggers:
Sherri from A Quilting Life - aquiltinglife.blogspot.com
Thelma from Cupcakes ‘n Daisies ~ cupcakesndaisies.blogspot.com
Lissa from Moda Lissa ~ ModaLissa.blogspot.com
Denise from Quilter’s Window ~ Quilterswindow.com/blog/
Nicole from Sister’s Choice ~ sisterschoice.typepad.com
Lisa from Stashmaster ~ The-Stashmaster.blogspot.com
Anyone can sew along with us so make sure that you get your free pattern and sew, sew, sew!!
One more thing, we are posting our block on a flickr account under the group name of Blogger Girls BoM. Please join us by posting your blocks. We would LOVE to see them!!
Until next time!