Friday, June 22, 2018

Block of the Month for July, 2018 Meeting

We have a fun BOM for July!  If you would like to participate, make a block and bring it to the July meeting.  Find the BOM table in the break room and add your block to the pile.  For each block you bring, you get one entry in the drawing.  At the end of the evening, a name will be drawn and that lucky quilter gets to take the whole pile home. 

by Teje Karjalainen

Patchwork Bird – Tutorial

If you look carefully this block, you see that there are only squares and triangles. You can see this bird in many sites in internet but I haven’t seen it with a wing. Here is the plan …
Fabric choices:  Your choice!  Make your bird unique! 

– whole squares are 2,5 ” x 2,5 “
– triangles are half squares from 3″ x 3″ squares
– beak (nose) is half square from 2,5″ x 2,5″ square and it’s on 2,5″ x 2,5″ square
– feet are 1″ x 2,5″ and the grass next to the foot is 2″ x 2,5″
!!! Take care how to cut your pieces if you use fabrics where the direction is important – for example my trees. You need two opposite triangles (other wise the other piece is horizontal and the other vertical).

Sew first all the small parts. Sew the nose-triangle on the corner of one 2,5″ x 2,5″ square. Cut away the remaining corner from the square  which is under the nose triangle.
Press the seams open and trim the squares to 2,5″ x 2,5″.

Next sew the squares in rows …Press the seams open.  Sew the rows together. Trim your block and your bird is ready!
Finished block size is about 10″ (10,5″) depending how exact your seam allowance is. I use about 1,4″ seam allowance.

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