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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.  :)

1 comment:

  1. Thank you! This will be a real test for me, because I don't like working with bias edges, and I'll be biting my lip the whole way! I know, I could make them another way, but we'll see if I can handle it. LOL