Block 8 is designed by little.miss.shabby. And with 3 colors to choose from in this block we can have some fun! |
We mentioned several times that you should play with the color values by placing them in different spots as the main block shows you. If you haven't already noticed, at the bottom of the instructions they also show you other color options. With Block 8 you have 3 choices!
• Once again, you'll be making Flying Geese in this block 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, you 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.
• You might also consider fussy cutting the center 4-square, or really any of the pieces in this block, such as the 4 corner blocks to look all the same. For example see the 1st block below. Or make it kaleidoscopic by fussy cutting a motif you like in the same exact spot 4 times then put them together as seen in example 2 - 2nd block below. And lastly if you're real adventurous, find a motif that has a mirrored image so you can recreate a new shape all together as how in example 3 - the 3rd and final block:
• One last thing to consider when making any of these blocks, whether to use steam or not when ironing the seams in the pieces as you put this block together. Using steam does cause your pieces to stretch. So you might consider just using a dry iron on a cotton setting. This way your block sizes will remain consistent.
Here is the FREE download for Block 8.
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