Friday, February 26, 2016

DCMQG 2016 QAL - Block 10

Block 10

These are Winged Square blocks from a tutorial by Amy Friend of During Quiet Time. My thought is that calling it the WHOA HSTs Block would be more fitting.
Cutting Instructions

Queen Sized: 
Background: (2) 4.5"x4.5"
Background: (12) 3"x3"
Print 1 (Center): (1) 4.5"x4.5" fussy cut with two dominant colors (Color 1 and Color 2)
Color 1: (6) 3"x3"
Color 2: (6) 3"x3"
Note: You can sub in as many of your bonus HSTs as you'd like here, I used two of mine since they were the correct color.

For me the background is the white, Print 1 is the red and yellow flower on the white background, Color 1 is red, and Color 2 is yellow. I cut two squares from each fabric I was using, but you can certainly do it even more scrappy.

Baby Quilt:
Background: (2) 2.5"x2.5"
Background: (4) 3"x3"
Print 1 (Center): (1) 2.5"x2.5" fussy cut with two dominant colors (Color 1 and Color 2)
Color 1: (2) 3"x3"
Color 2: (2) 3"x3"
Note: We are only making 3 HSTs in each color, so 1 HST of each color will be left over for the baby quilt version.

Piecing Instructions

Draw a diagonal line on the back of each 3" background square and pair each with the 3" squares in Colors 1 and 2. Sew 1/4" on both sides of the center line, carefully cut them apart, press the seams open and trim to 2.5" square. For the queen sized quilt you'll end up with 24 HSTs (12 in each color), for the baby quilt you will end up with 8 HSTs, but we will only use 3 of each color.

Lay out your block, paying careful attention to the direction the HSTs are oriented in. See my picture below (the baby quilt version has one HST in place of a four patch of HSTs in the queen sized quilt, orientation of the HSTs is the same, scroll down to see the picture of the finished block):

I sewed four patches of the HSTs first. Be careful about orientation and that you pin on the correct side each time. First sew together two patches, and then add (2) two patches into (1) four patch for a total of (6) four patches. Remember to pin at each seam, especially if you are pressing open!

Once you've sewn the four patches, lay them out again and then sew the blocks into rows and sew the rows together, pinning at each seam. You can press open or nest the seams.

Here is the completed block:

And here is the completed baby quilt block (the outlined car under the yellow one is blue, but it's hard to tell in this picture):

Completed block size:
Queen Sized: 12.5"x12.5"
Baby Quilt: 6.5"x6.5"

Several other options:

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