Tag: 12 day’s 12 blocks

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You’ve had 12 days with 12 different blocks and today I’ll show you how to complete your quilt top. I am going to break this down into separate stages to make it easier. Just stop and start the video after each stage. 1: Cut 8 cornerstones 2 1/2″ square 2: Cut 4 strips 2 1/2″…

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We got to day 12 and our final block is the Woven Block. It is essential to keep checking your layout and to make sure you are joining the right pieces together. You can choose to use four different fabric for your ‘woven’ strips or you can just work with two with a third colour for…

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I’m not sure if this block has a name or not, I couldn’t find one before I did the instructions. It could have been a result of me doodling when I was designing the pattern. You could change the colours around depending on the look you prefer, so instead of 1-3 being dark to light,…

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I’ve really enjoyed making this block.  Block 10 is called Birds in the Air. It is essential that your fabric has been starched and pressed before making this block. We are cutting and sewing on the bias, starching helps to stabilise the fabric. Choose two colours, one light one dark. From the dark fabric cut:…

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The Nine patch block is our block for day nine and we are going to make itusing two contrasting fabrics. For this block, we are using 41/2″ squares. Cut 5 dark, four light (9 in total) The nine ‘patches’ are what gives the block it’s name. Arrange the blocks as shown, with the dark and…

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Our Day 8 block is the Pinwheel block and we are going to be using two contrasting fabrics. You will need two 7″ blocks of each fabric. On the lighter fabrics, draw a line from corner to corner on the reverse. Taking one lighter and one darker square, place right sides together and stitch 1/4″…

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There must be a name for this block, but I couldn’t find it anywhere. If you know the name, or if inspiration strikes and I remember it, I will add it later. The main point I wanted to demonstrate was that, with just a few basic building blocks, you can rearrange them to create an…

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Our 6 piece block is made up of two flying geese units. You need more than one to appreciate their full beauty. It helps when you make the block, to visualise how they are made. You have the geese and the sky. Just think to late summer and you see the geese migrating, they form…

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Our block for Day 5 is the Square in a Square, otherwise known as Diamond in a Square. To create a 61/2″ block (unfinished): You will need two contrasting/coordinating fabrics. Cut the centre square-4 3/4″ square From the contrasting fabric, cut 2 x 4″ squares. Cut these squares in half diagonally to form four triangles.…

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Did you guess correctly?  Have you worked out the pattern? Again, there is more than one way to make Quarter Square Triangle blocks, choose the method you are most comfortable with.  Once again, our unfinished block size is 6 1/2″. This method creates two quarter square triangles. We are cutting our squares bigger and will trim…

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Day 3 and today we are making a Rail Fence Block. (Noticed the pattern yet?) The Rail Fence block is  great one for beginners as there are no seams to match when it comes to joining them. You will need three pieces of fabric, each piece measuring 2 1/2″ x 6 1/2″. You can use…

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Day 2 is here and today we are making a Half Square Triangle block. There are more than one way to make this block, the method I’m using creates two half square triangles. The spare one you can keep for later, or keep it as a bonus block towards another project. You will want a block…