Thursday, October 14, 2010

TLC - Top Left Corner

The top left corner.  Corners are 8" x 8" finished.

Print or trace the block diagram onto the dull side of freezer paper and cut out the hexagons.
Iron nine of the hexagons to the wrong side of main block fabric and trim all the seam allowances to exactly 1/4".
Fold all seam allowances over to the wrong side and secure with a couple machine stitches.  Do not use too many stitches.  You are going to have to undo these at the end.
Sew the hexagons together in groups of three.
Sew these groups together.
Cut a 6" x 6" square out of background fabric and baste the hexagon section to the right side of the square.
Applique along all the folded edges. Remove the basting stitches, machine stitches, and freezer paper.  Trim the square to 5 1/8" x 5 1/8".
Print or trace the block diagram onto foundation paper, number, and cut out the section below.
Foundation piece and trim seam allowances to 1/4".  Cut the remaining section out of background fabric.  Remember to add 1/4" seam allowances.
Sew the non-pieced section to the bottom of the main block section.
Sew the pieced section to the side.
Out of background fabric, cut two strips 7/8" x 7".
Referring to the block diagram, attach the strips to two of the block's sides.
I found the easiest way to do this is to attach each strip and then trim it to size on both ends.
Applique the remaining hexagon onto the block.


  1. I love how you did this block!! I will have to remember this one - it looks much easier to do it this way then piece the whole thing like I did when I made my first one. I think I will put a note in the book for this one so I won't forget -

  2. Looks amazing!!! You are so close to the finish line on these blocks. Rock on!!!