Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Block #7

This block is a quick and easy one (a busy week!!). EQ7 calls it "Sawtooth 16 Patch" (9"). It is another variation of a Variable Star (like Block #3).

For this one you will need -

Background (mine is beige) -
1 - 5+3/4" square for the fast flying geese
4 - 2+3/4" squares for the corners

Print A (mine is blue) -
4 - 3+1/8" squares for the fast flying geese

Assorted Prints -
16 - 1+5/8" squares (for this one I chose 16 different prints in shades of red/green/black, but there are so many possibilities!!)

Sew the 16 - 1+5/8" squares together in a 16 Patch, press and trim to a 5" square.

With the 5+3/4" background square and the 4 - 3+1/8" squares make 4 fast flying geese (see Block #6 for details on how to make fast flying geese).

Trim the flying geese to 2+3/4" x 5".

The block is ready to be sewn together along with the four 2+3/4" background squares for the corners.

TIP -

When I sew the units together, I chain sew the units in rows and leave them all attached by a little thread.

Close up of the little thread chain.
This helps keep all the units in order, and it really helps when I am sewing many blocks together.

Trim the finished block to 9½" (Sorry, my counter top is a great camouflage! Colour of dirt, like my floor! Love it!).

For the second block I used 4 different fabrics for the center, and chose a bit more order.

If you want to change the block try to keep the 16 Patch, because I might chose to do another Variable Star variation with a slightly different center later on (still 13 blocks to go!)

Flickr Group

I am going to do another Quilt Along Update - if any one wants to send me a picture of how their blocks are coming I will add them to that post (my profile page where you can find my email). It is so wonderful for me to see how other quilts are coming along. Connie already has all the alternating blocks finished!! I need to get some more going!

Thanks to everyone who has entered my give away (you still have until the 26th).

I discovered today that one of the wonderful teachers at my son's school has a blog. Pamela is such a sweetheart, and I realized that she is the only person that I know personally (in the real world!) that has a blog!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!!

7 comments:

Joan said...

This looks good Joanne...I now have 3 to catch up on.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I've been watching your block grow into a quilt. I just love this so much, but am not able to sew along. I have too many "starts" already....smile.

I have put your button on my page and am going to add a post so my followers can find you.

Your blocks are wonderful!

Billie

Colleen said...

I love block #7 , I will email the pic from my blog.

Linda said...

Thanks for the tutorial. I'm going to go back and look at the other blocks and see what I've been missing. What a fun quilt-along. Love the block!

Libby said...

I love block #7! My favorite so far!

Deanna said...

That is a very fun block. I am off to choose fabric and hopefully get it sewn together either today or tomorrow. Love the 16-patch center.

Scrappy quilter said...

Loved making this block. It used up a number of my very small scraps which is always good. Make two!! Onward to #8