Saturday, October 2, 2010

K-5

On a roll now...

Print or trace the block diagram into the dull side of freezer paper and cut out the sections as in the photo below.
Cut two squares 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" out of background fabric.
Iron the freezer paper sections to the right side of the background fabric squares and cut out the inside of the kites, leaving a seam allowance for turning under.
Cut a 1 1/2" wide by 10" long strip out of main block fabric.
Cut a 1 1/2" wide by 10" long strip out of background fabric.
Using these strips cut four 60 degree parallelograms about 2" long out of each strip. I think most rulers have 60 degree markings.
Refer to the block diagram to make sure your sides angle in the right direction.
Make two "four patches" out of the shapes. Make sure to check the block diagram.  I made my first set incorrectly.
Lay the background fabric block sections right side up on top of the "four patches", centering them carefully.  A window or lightbox is really handy.
Baste through all layers. Clip the sharp inside corners.
Reverse applique the kite shapes.
Trim the block sections to 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" each.  If you trim 1/4" outside the freezer paper edges, you'll have the correct size square.
Remove the freezer paper and cut away the excess fabric from the back of each section.
Out of main block fabric cut two squares 2 3/4" x 2 3/4".
Sew the four sections into a four patch block.
K-5

5 comments:

nicolette said...

I applaud you! Lovely Tula Pink block!

Robin said...

You really are on a roll! Wow! And your block looks great!

Cathy said...

What an interesting technique!!!

Minka's Studio said...

How are you getting all this done while you work?

Minka's Studio said...

I love the salmon pink fabric. What is it?