Block 10

block 10

Block 10 ~ Virtual Quilting Bee

One more week and I will actually be caught up with AmySmart@Diary of a Quilter who is hosting a Virtual Quilting Bee. There are 16 blocks in total and she is on Block 11 this week. Block 10 is done by Leigh@Leedle Deedle Quilts and is a Farmer’s Wife block called Mother’s Dream. Cute block for sure, I could see this in all kinds of colors!

Info you need to know: Amy posted an edit to this block altering the size of one of your cuts. The block runs a little smaller than the 8 1/2 inches needed. This edit was suppose to make it big enough, but mine is a little shy of the 8.5″ block size. Amy also lets you know it is not that big of a deal because how we set these blocks in the quilt will give you the opportunity to square everything up perfectly. Hey, I am just gonna go with it. No ripping here:)

This block is sewn together  little differently…on the diagonal. You join all your pieces in each row the same, but are piecing diagonally instead of right to left.

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You are joining triangles on all the ends, would you like to know how to line these up perfectly???

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 Why of course you would:)

Fold the triangle in half and rub your nail over the fold to make a small crease in the fabric, do the same on the adjoining piece. This marks the center of the piece quick and easy , no measuring required!

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Now line ’em up and stitch away.

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Check out this weeks blog hop stops!

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RobinSue @ RobinSue Quilts
Elisa LeaLovelea Designs
Elizabeth @ In The Boon Docks
Emily @ Sew E.T.
Keep it Sassy
Check out my Christmas in July Table Topper here. I made a separate post for this one, two in one day….surprising myself:)
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Comments

  1. Cute little block! And thank you for the tip on centering the triangle… Never thought of doing it that way! 🙂

  2. Pretty fabrics for this block. And I *love* the dish for its photo-op. 😀 Thanks for linking at TGIFF

  3. Beautiful block and just love the fabric. Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend. Marie

  4. Love the block in the frame. What a great way to showcase a fabulous block.

  5. Nice tip! I’ll try it.

  6. another great block Paula and I love your fabric choices 🙂

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