March 29, 2014

Quilt block

I was shopping at the quilting connection in Ames and bought 2- 2 1/4 inch charm packs. I have had so much fun playing with them the last week. I got 3 little quilts out of 4 paks. Cost $16 plus the sashings and bindings fabric that I already had.
I saw a tutorial on Missouri Quilt company and of course I can't find it now. Jenny was so excited that a lady had come into the shop and shared how to make a block the easy way. She used 2 charm pack 5 inch blocks. One was laid on top of the other stitched around the edge 1/4 inch seam.Then ONLY the top piece of fabric was cut corner to corner both ways,after the side seams were sewn..

This is how it came out.This is 6- 4 p blocks I had left over from one of the other little quilts.That one still needs the binding.
.In the tutorial Jenny said the points would be lost.That was ok with me for this little doll quilt but I thought about how to do it so not to loose the points.
I am probably reinventing the wheel and ever quilter out there knows to cut one of the fabrics bigger.
I did not know it but after thinking about it while trying to go to sleep it occurred to me to try it. I cut the border piece of fabric 1/2 inch bigger then cut it corner to corner. Sewed it to the sides of my blocks and like magic there were the corners.I made these 2 blocks.One from pieces I had cut off other blocks the other strips from my scraps I hate to throw them away.They are kind of wonky but I plan to make a couple of throw pillows so it really doesn't matter.

Little scrappy quilts are my favorite to do. No pattern just sew.Have a great weekend. Next week sounds like we will get warmer but have rain. Ok by me rainy days are sewing days.


handmadeby EvaRose said...

Very nice block and wonderful colours!

Ren said...

Great work! I'd love to see you join us at the Inspire Us Thursdays! link party at