Sunday, August 02, 2009

Simple Squares Quiltalong Block C

Hi everyone! First off I've decided on a name for this pattern and it is "Simple Squares." I appreciate all the suggestions and will probably ask for quilt or quilt pattern naming help again. So please don't be upset that I didn't use any of the suggested names.

Second, it has come to my attention that I have 197 posts (before this one) on this blog and I think that 200 is a good spot to do a giveaway, so watch this space!

Third, block C. Here's a little preview along with the other four of my finished blocks for this quilt so far:

Down here on the bottom left. I hope you like it. I'm not sure if I do yet. But I'm going to go with it, anyway.

Here goes, Step 1: Cut pieces for the block sub-unit. Center square is 2.5" on all sides. The first two strips are 2"x2.5". The longer strips are 2"x5.5".


Step 2: Sew the shorter strips to the center square, using a 1/4" seam allowance. Press seams.


Step 3: Sew the longer strips to the other sides of the center square with a 1/4" seam allowance. Press seams. You've now completed one block C subunit.


Step 4: Make 3 more subunits. I used that directional Christmas tree fabric again so I had to pay attention to how I cut my strips.


Step 5: Sew the subunits together. First sew them into 2 pairs and press the seams opposite ways:

Then sew the two rows together into a square and press that seam:

And, as my 5-year old would say, "Voila!" Block C is finished. I'd love to see pictures if you make one!

4 comments:

Blue is Bleu said...

I brought some fabrics from the collection but I haven't yet cut into them... very soon though!

Slipstitches said...

Oh, I am so hoping hubby will take me to Dubai to find some quilting tools this weekend. I really want to try this. If I am unable to find it there, I will have to order them online and wait for them to arrive, but whenever I get it, I want to post my results and link my viewers to you b/c i think you have an awesome blog and it's inspiring me to quilt the more I visit.

Jan said...

Simple Squares is perfect! It was fun thinking of names, so just yell if you need any suggestions again.

Care said...

adorable!! so simple, yet it really showcases those cute fabrics!