Monday, August 25, 2014

More QCQAL Blocks

I've been working on making more blocks out of my Clover Sunshine bundle to go along with the rest of the QCQAL blocks that I've made.

Since some of you have mentioned that you want to make extra blocks too with the fabric you have left, I've linked to the tutorials that I've used to make the blocks.

Double Aster block from the Quilter's Cache: This one is so gorgeous! I think that this would be a fun bee/swap block. There is a partial seam in this one, but it's totally worth it.


Flower Garden Path from Swim, Bike, Quilt: This one is from the Summer Sampler series from 2011. I used the alternate piecing option with the square in the middle instead of using all HSTs. If you don't have big pieces of your focus fabrics, you can use the background in the center.



Rocky Mountain Puzzle: I adjusted the size of the strips and the center square to fit the scraps I had, but the rest of it is the same. I was happy to find a 12 inch version since most of them are 8 inch.


Star Cluster Block from Judy Martin: I saw this one first on Pinterest and loved it. This block takes some patience because you have to keep your colors in order so that things end up in the right spot. The result is gorgeous!


Ohio Star: Classic, quintessential quilt block!


Venus Flytrap: This might be an actual real quilt block somewhere, but at this point I'm dealing with small pieces and have just been trying to maximize the fabric I do have left into making a few more blocks. This one is made from 2 1/2 inch HSTs, 2 1/2 inch squares, and one 4 7/8 inch square cut into two triangles.


I need to make 2 more blocks and then I will have 24 blocks!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

August Sew Kitschy Block and August Sew Pieceful Blocks

Happy Sunday! I've been sort of radio silent this week due to family stuff, a job interview (!!!), and some sort of the cold/flu relegating me to the couch for the last two days but now I'm finally feeling a little better to start getting caught up posting on my projects.



Quiet Play

This month for my Sew Pieceful Bee blocks, I used the Wampum Block pattern from the Quilter's Cache.


I think this is the last month for my peach, mint, and lavender color scheme. I am pretty sure that I have enough blocks. A few are nothing like the colors I requested (so disappointing!) but I think I will use them in a different quilt. I'm thinking about making a "bright pastel" quilt with the ones that don't quite fit into the peach, mint, and lavender scheme and using lots of different colors. Once I get my blocks this month, I'll post a picture of all of my received blocks.

Have a lovely day!

Monday, August 18, 2014

QCQAL Block Party #12

Hello! Welcome to our last block link up for the QCQAL!

Check out Sylvia's and Margaret's 16 blocks!



Keep working on those blocks! I am making as many blocks as I can with what I have left of my Fat Eighth bundle! I'll share the links to the tutorials that I am using for my blocks next week!

Thanks for participating with us! We'll be posting sample setting directions soon!



Friday, August 15, 2014

QCQAL Block #16 -- Bowtie

Drumroll, please! The last block is a bowtie!


Cutting:
Eight (8) 3.5 inch background squares

In each the four different colors:
Two (2) 3.5 inch squares
Two (2) 2 inch squares


Draw diagonal lines on the back of all of your 2 inch squares. Align each with the corner of a 3.5 inch background square as shown.


Stitch on the line and trim the seam allowance to 1/4 inch. Press.


Lay out each section as shown below.


Sew together each quadrant.


Lay out four quadrants as desired and sew together for final block


Click over to Craftsy to get the pattern! We'll only have the individual patterns on Craftsy for free for a short while longer but they will still be available here on Little Bunny Quilts.

Here's my final 16 blocks! I still have more fabric to use, so I will be making more blocks!


Thank you everyone for participating! Come back on Monday for a block link up -- please include a picture of all of the blocks you have made thus far!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

QCQAL Block #15 -- Friendship Star

Here's block #15 -- my modern version of a Friendship Star! Click on over to Craftsy to download the directions!


Click here for pin-spiration! I decided to design my own block for this one instead of making one large block or four smaller blocks. It's a little bit more modern, and a whole lot of fun.

Cutting:
Two (2) 5 inch squares background
Four (4) 4.5 inch squares background

Two (2) 5 inch squares large star color
One (1) 3 inch square large star color
One (1) 2.5 inch square large star color

One (1) 3 inch square small star color
Three (3) 2.5 inc squares small star color


Cut each of your 5 inch squares in half diagonally, yielding 4 background triangles and 4 large star triangles. Set aside one colored and one background for now. Make 3 HSTs and trim to 4.5 inches.


Using the remaining large colored triangle, overlay one of your small square 2.5 inch squares lined up with the square corner. Using the image below as a guide, sew a 1/4 inch seam along the right side of the square. Press over the square and use the large triangle's diagonal as a guide to trim the square.


Align your remaining background triangle atop the triangle-square unit. Sew along the diagonal and press. Trim square to 4.5 inches.


Using one of your three HSTs, draw a diagonal line on one of your 2.5 inch background squares and align it with the colored corner as shown below. Sew on the line, trim the seam allowance to 1/4 inch and press.


Using your 3 inch squares, make two HSTs and trim to 2.5 inches.


Using your remaining two 2.5 inch squares (one of each color) and your two 2.5 inch HSTs, arrange in the following pattern and sew together.



Lay out your units as shown below. Your stitch-and-flip HST unit goes on the bottom, and the triangle/square HST unit goes on the right side.


Sew together and your block is finished!


Come back tomorrow for our LAST QCQAL block! Don't forget to follow Honey, Bunny, and Doll on Pinterest!
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