Block 24 is designed by Laundry Basket Quilts. |
This is another block with many small pieces - 45, in fact. Again, accuracy and consistency will be important.
Tips 'n Tricks:
• Pay attention to the size and number of pieces you'll need to cut from each fabric. You may or may not need to cut one full strip length. For example, if you were to cut one long strip 1 1/2" wide, that would yield you twenty-eight 1 1/2" squares.
• Here's a thought, want to double the size of the block to 12" square? Then, to enlarge your square and rectangle cut pieces - here's an easy formula: (original) Cut size x 2 - (full) seam allowance equals new size. For example 2 1/2" x 2 - 1/2" = 4 1/2" Or, if you'd rather make it easier on yourself and not do the "math," we have just the book - The Quilter's Reference Tool.
• In this block, you will 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, 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.
Here is the FREE download for Block 24.
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