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Block 11 is designed by Brenda Riddle Designs. Okay, yes, this looks a bit challenging. The pieces are small. The key here is to just be consistent when cutting your pieces and just go slowly. |
•As you can see there is clearly a "center" block. This gives you the opportunity to "fussy cut" a particular motif (flower, animal, house, design) that you might like to place in the center. To fussy cut, in this case, a handy dandy 2 1/2" square from Omnigrid will work. Just keep in mind that there is a 1/4" seam allowance. If visualizing is difficult - just cut off some 1/4 post-it note strips to block off on your ruler so you can see what your fussy cut square will look like.
•And as you can see you will also make the Flying Geese using the Easy Corner Triangles as noted by the pin symbol (as shown below in the red circle)on the block you will be making.
What this means, is instead of cutting on the diagonal, you will sew on the diagonal. When you do sew might wish to sew ever so slightly to the right - one maybe two threads to the right - gives you just enough more fabric when folding over and pressing to make that block or angle square. After you've sewn your line, you then have the option of cutting away the excess fabric in the back or not. Sometimes you may not want to cut the fabric because it helps to keep the piece square, or to size.
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Fabrics we will use for this block,
Ref # SS_Blk11