Tuesday, September 30, 2008

My September result

Well, here is my first block. I love this sheep fabric. Hope you all had some nice blocks come out. If you have pictures of your block and want to share, email them to me and I will post them.


Monday, September 1, 2008

September Block of the Month

This month's block to start us off is a nice and easy one. This block is known as "Churn Dash". You will need two colors of your choice. A background and a dark or medium, solid or print pattern. I am posting the example patterns in black and white so you can let your own imagination go with it. You can make this as scrappy or as organized as you want. That's the best part about quilting. You put your own personality in it.

OK, here are your instructions. If you have any questions, email me at melaniewelanie1@gmail.com.

1.) Cut 2 background squares and 2 dark squares 4 7/8".

2.) Take 1 background square and 1 dark square and put them right sides together. Draw, with a pencil, a diagonal line from one corner to the other on the back of one side of the squares that are together.

3.) Sew 1/4" away from each side of the drawn line ( with both pieces still right sides together).

4.) Cut on the drawn line, open squares and press seam allowances toward the darker fabric. Your finished block size should be 4 1/2". Repeat with the other set of squares to make a total of 4 half-square triangle blocks.

5.) Cut 1 strip of each color 2 1/2" x 18" long. Sew together to make a strip set.

6.) Subcut the strip set into 4 squares 4 1/2" each.

7.) Cut 1 square of background fabric for center 4 1/2".

Assemble this way:

That should complete your block for this month. Remember, if you have any questions, please email me at the address above. Hope this is something we can all enjoy. Happy quilting!