Block 5- Virtual Quilting Bee
Zipping right along with Block 5…part of the Virtual Quilting Bee with AmySmart@Diary of a Quilter. This block was created by CalliTaylor@MakeItDo. Visit here to get all the info and join me while we catch up. They are only on Block 8 so we are hot on their heels!
I pretty much followed suit with the fabrics on this one because….well, I really liked them! This block was simple enough. It only has two different piecing techniques, four patch and corner patch(aka-snowballin). Check out my block 4 post for more info on the snowballin’ technique. And well, the four-patch is pretty simple too. The only thing I really wanted to share for this block is a technique used on the back of a four-patch to reduce bulk in the middle of your block.
This is the back of your basic four-patch block. There is one spot in the middle where all the seams are and it kind of makes a hard lump in the center that you can feel through the block and it is especially hard to quilt through. Also, take note that all the seams are going clockwise except one.
If you take that one seam and flip it over you will see the center unfold a little. Some times you have to gently unpick those last two little stitches, but usually they just unravel themselves. Now, take your finger and give it a good smush! Teach that fabric a lesson:)
Guess what? It leaves you a nice flat center and the cutest little four-patch you ever did see! Do it again when you join your four mini blocks and everything will be smooth and sassy.
Don’t mind those crazy looking seams there folks;)
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Friday, June 21
Leigh Anne @ Ella’s Cottage
Keep it Sassy♥