Wednesday, 16 October 2013

U3A Block 1a

The first block we are drafting and making is the churn dash block, a ninepatch. We are making 12" finished (12.5" unfinished) blocks so the individual squares within the block will measure 4" finished (4.5" unfinished). We made templates to make the patches with the option of making finished size card templates and drawing round them on the fabric or, especially if hand piecing, drawing around the finished size on the fabric then using the brass wheel to add the 1/4" seam allowance.
Chain piecing and using a thread saver at the end of the sequence

Two I made earlier now framed and
sandwiched ready to quilt.

Triangle  patch with seam lines drawn on it and placed right
sides together with a contrast triangle ready to sew.

Pieces set out on padded board; block partially sewn.

Completed block

Three rows of alternative version using stripes

Completed block

1 comment:

Julie Fukuda said...

I love that classic pattern and the way it works with those fabric choices.