Monday, November 21, 2011

Playing with blocks - quilter style

I have been playing with some dimensions on some star blocks. I need to make a patriotic block for the Triad Modern Quilt Guild December meeting. We are making a quilt for either "Quilts of Valor" or another organization that serves our veterans. I am also making a patriotic quilt for a fundraiser for next year so this has helped me work out my pattern.

Both blocks were developed by sewing squares together around their outer edges (all 4 sides), then cut diagonally across both corners to create 4 half-square triangles.

The small block has 3" squares, the large block has 3 1/2"squares. Amazing how much difference a 1/2" can make!

Fun and easy, and for a good cause!

1 comment:

Theodora quilts said...

just a half inch ? that really makes a difference ,last time I stopped by I went to pinterest and hung out for a while,and I scrolled down to you post on fmq I am now working on mine and you are right a lot of practice I am progressing a bit I am doing two pieces of fabric with batting in between and just trying out various designs I will take photos and post so you can see take care .theodora