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Bella Skill Builder…Block 7

Her we are… Block 7 in the Bella Skill Builder quilt along hosted by Fat Quarter Shop!

Bella Skill Builder
Block 7

Half Square and Quarter Square Triangles

You can find the Half Square 4 in 1 Ruler HERE and the 4.5″ Quilting Square Ruler HERE.

Both of these are very helpful for these blocks and a great addition to your ruler stash!

 

These are the Quarter Square triangles for one of this months block. I though I would show you guys the technique for piecing these little boogers!

You start with your two squares right sides together… draw a diagonal line and then stitch 1/4″ on both sides of the line.

Cut on the drawn line… and press open your two beautiful half square triangles.

Line up these two with right sides of fabric together and opposite colors of fabric together.

Draw another diagonal line from corner to corner…

Stitch 1/4″ on both sides of the line and then cut on the drawn line.

When you press these open you will have these two beauties!

Do a little squaring up using your ruler and Voila….

all done!


Don’t forget its not too late to get your supplies to join in! Below are the links to get you there.

Fat Quarter Shop has a Quilt Kit, Backing Set, and a Thread Set for this quilt.

Bella Skill Builder Quilt Kit Exclusive Fat Quarter Shop Kit designed by Sherri McConnell

Backing Set for Bella Skill Builder Quilt Kit 5.5 yards of SKU# 9900-89
Bella Skill Builder Thread PackFat Quarter Shop Exclusive

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05-24-2013

Block 1

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Okay guys…it’s go time! This is Block 1 of The Virtual Quilting Bee. This is a Sawtooth Star block with accents in the corners. I don’t know about you, but I love these blocks, they are just so darn adorable:)

This block was hosted by Sherri@A Quilting Life. Go and check out her tutorial for this block and all the details here.

If you are just checking in, we are joining  Amy@Diary of a Quilter  with her Virtual Quilting Bee. She is posting a new block every other week; 16 blocks (that finish 8″) total. We are a little behind, so I am posting a block every week until we catch up or you can go to her blog and wizz on through as fast as you like.

I am using the fabric line, Happy-Go-Lucky by Bonnie and Camille, to construct my blocks. Use whatever fabrics you like and join in anytime!

This block was pretty straight forward, only solid squares and half-square triangles(HST).

HST’s can be tricky, but the method used is one of the easiest.

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With your two squares face to face, draw a line from corner to corner. Then sew 1/4″ away from line on both sides. I used a little tool called “Quilter’s Magic Wand”, it has a line down the middle and is 1/4″ to the edge on both sides. It is great for marking 1/4″ lines. With this I will sew directly on my marked line.

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Once you have sewn your lines, cut directly between them. You can use a rotary cutter or your scissors. Then press open your HST!

 

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If you can make these….you got it made!

Square up and trim those little dog ears(yeah, that’s what they are called) off the corners.  Squaring up means using your ruler to make sure the block, or pieced part of a block, is the correct size. You may have to trim some excess(good thing) or rip and re-sew if too small(bad thing).

If all your HST’s are totally uncool and square,  you are ready to piece your block!

TIP: HST’s can be a little stretchy because of the bias edges, I like to use a little spray starch to keep things in shape. One of my faves is  Mary Ellen’s Best Press, it is clear and non-flaking.

Now get to making your Sassy Sawtooth

 

(Linking in with LinkAFinishFriday@RichardandTanyaQuilts , ThankGoodnesIt’sFinishedFriday , Quilt Story and ShineOnFriday)

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