Here is Block One designed by Pat Sloan. There will be a total of thirty 6" blocks, then sashings, borders... |
This series will be a great way for you, or for someone who's starting to quilt, to learn how to put blocks and a whole quilt together. A great teaching series.
As you can see these blocks are in gray-scale to allow for a greater variety in fabric choice and color palette. Additionally, you'll find if you change the color values as shown in this block, you will get an entirely different look.
Some tips and tools to keep in mind when putting each of these blocks together.
When piecing smaller blocks, use a smaller stitch length and machine needle, i.e. a 70/10, a finer weight thread, such as a 50 wt., Aurifil, or an even finer 60 wt. thread, and sewing an accurate scant 1/4" seam allowance.
As you do Block One you might find that pressing your seams open will be helpful because of all the multiple seams within.
A 2 1/2" Square ruler to "square up" you pieces.
To make the Half Square Triangles, HST, we highly recommend the Block Loc HST. Get the 2 1/2" Bloc Loc HST or the larger 6 1/2" which can be used for any HST up to 6 1/2".
Or if you prefer to paper piece - you might want to use the 2" Triangle Paper from Primitive Gatherings.
Another suggested item to make your angles might be the Clearly Perfect Angles clear template.
One last item - Eraseable Frixion Pens to mark your fabric.
If you missed the free download for Block 1, don't worry. It will be available again for purchase after we are through with the program.
We've even put together a small kit of strips, if you'd like. These are the fabrics in the kit we will send for this block.
Ref # SS_Blk1