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.
You are joining triangles on all the ends, would you like to know how to line these up perfectly???
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!
Now line ’em up and stitch away.
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Cute little block! And thank you for the tip on centering the triangle… Never thought of doing it that way! :-)
Pretty fabrics for this block. And I *love* the dish for its photo-op. :D Thanks for linking at TGIFF
Beautiful block and just love the fabric. Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend. Marie
Love the block in the frame. What a great way to showcase a fabulous block.
Nice tip! I’ll try it.
another great block Paula and I love your fabric choices :)