Block 3- The Virtual Quilting Bee
For a detailed tutorial check out April Rosenthal of Prarie Grass Patterns…..this is her block for the Virtual Quilting Bee. For more info on the Virtual Quilting Bee(and links to each block tutorial) visit Amy@Diary of a Quilter, she is hosting this quilt along. I hope some of you guys will join in with us. I promise its easy!
I really liked this block. It was pretty easy and I loved the color combo.
If you look close you can see it is just 4- HST’s(half square triangles). One half of the HST is pieced.
I love patterns for blocks where you just cut the squares on a diagonal to get the triangles! Makes it even easier. The green and white ones are cut that way.
So cut your triangles and add to the sides of the orange square, the put your HST together!
Carefully press open toward the solid half of your HST.
The goal with this part(if you are trying to be picky!) is to have the point of your orange square precisely touch the seam. Try not to cut it off or have a gap between the two. If you are off just a little…no big deal:) Square up your finished blocks to 4.5″ and then put ’em together.
Don’t forget today starts the New Blogger Blog Hop! Here is a list of all the blogs featured today:
Ashley @ Wasn’t Quilt In A Day
Erica @ Kitchen Table Quilting
These bloggers have made extra special posts just for you today, so
be sure to leave a comment and share some quilty love!
You will see me on this list June 28th!!!
Keep it Sassy♥
(Links:AnythingGoes@StitchbyStitch, TGIFF, LAFF@RichardandTanyaQuilts, ShineOnFridays)
Can I just say that I love your blog. You have the best images. I can really tell that you take the time to carefully take photos and properly edit them. Goal: be more like you :) Also, I hadn’t noticed your little side bar until today that reads: I don’t do dishes. AMEN, sister.
Now that looks like fun…I think I need a fun,easy block about now! I love your color selection!
I am loving all these blocks!
Another great colour combo Paula! I’ll have my post up tomorrow – and I’ll add the pics to the Flickr group too :) It’s so nice making a quilt at this sedate pace, not knowing exactly what it’ll look like in the end, but your’s is definitely going to look fresh and modern :)
I’m really enjoying this SAL as well. Happy Go Lucky has been so much fun to play with. I love the fabrics you chose. Most of the blocks are very easy, I spend an hour picking my fabrics and 15 minutes making the block :-)
That is a great block! Loving the colours!
Looking good! Way to go!
Your quilt along looks interesting Paula. I love your block and I love your blog!
Beautiful block, its all worth while when your block end on point.
That bunting print looks so sweet in your block. I’m way behind on these, I really have to stop starting new projects!
That is a very cute block, Paula! I love it and thanks sew much for sharing.