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April 30, 2018

Fancy That! Quilt Along - Step 4 (For Reals!)

Hi y'all!!  Thanks so much for all the kind well wishes you've sent and for being so patient with me.  It's been a long couple of weeks. 

As I said in my very brief post, we are making 4-1/2" pinwheels this time around.  We need (68) 4" blocks so just subtract out the number of 4" panel blocks you have to see how many pinwheels you need to make.

We are going to use the same system for making our half-square triangles as we did last time.  You'll need the following for each pinwheel:

(1) 4-1/4" background square
(1) 4-1/4" main fabric

Place one of each square, right sides together, and pin:

Sew around all 4 sides:

Cut on both diagonals:

Press open and square each HST to 2-1/2".

Arrange 4 matching HST's into a pinwheel and assemble your block!

And that's it!  I need to make 32 of them myself but you have time!!  My sewing room is a disaster right now as I'm refinishing both my ironing dresser and my sewing desk so I'll get to these ASAP!  I've so enjoyed seeing all of your progress!!  Keep using #FancyThatQAL in your posts so I can see all of your beautiful work!!


April 16, 2018

Fancy That! Quilt Along - Step 4

My friends, I'm feeling very sick today so the good, step by step tutorial will be updated tomorrow.  For those of you ready to get started, we will be following the same steps we used last time in making half square triangles to make 4-1/2" pinwheel blocks.  Same cut sizes,  everything the same except the layout.

Sorry for the delay but it's a stomach bug so I should be good to fix it tomorrow! 

April 2, 2018

Fancy That! Quilt Along - Step 3

Good morning friends!!  Today we are working on our 8" blocks.  You need a total of (28) 8" blocks.  I have (14) panel/focus 8" blocks so I need to make (14) churn dash blocks.

Ready?!?  Let's do it!

First, you'll need to cut the following:

(1) 4-1/2" square
(1) 4-1/4" square
(1) 1-1/2" strip

(1) 4-1/4" square
(1) 1-1/2" strip

Let's start with the half-square triangles (HST's).  Start by pinning the 4-1/4" squares, right sides together, on all four sides:

Sew all 4 sides:

Line up the sewn squares on your mat, matching up the corners with the 45-degree angle lines, and cut on both diagonals:

Press open and square them up to 2-1/2".

(Love my Bloc-Loc Rulers, btw!).  Now let's make our strip sets.  Pin the 1-1/2" strips together lengthwise, right sides together.

Sew along the length and press open.  Sub-cut into 4-1/2" lengths.  You'll need (4) per block.

We're ready to put our blocks together.  Here's the layout:

Sew it all together and here you go!

Square them up to 8-1/2"!  That's it.  Nice and easy!  I'm really enjoying seeing everyone's progress!  We're getting close to finishing!!  So exciting!!  I'll be posting our next step on 4/16.  :)