|Block trimmed to 12.5" unfinished size.|
I am planning to set a bargello block as the next stint for Bonnie Quilters but as it's an unfamiliar technique I thought I'd better do some sums and have a practice. I will change a couple of measurements to vary the slope but here's the first effort. I deliberately made my block bigger but trimmable to allow for all the seams and any inaccuracies. In the event I was surprised by how accurate I was - thanks Pfaff!
|1. I started with two 2 1/8" strips of 4 fabrics, |
the 1/8 being "wriggle room".
|2. Join in pairs|
|3. Join the pairs but sewing from the opposite|
ends while keeping ome edge straight.
|4. Press all seams in the same direction|
|5. Sew the long edges together to form a tube.|
|Start subcutting strips starting with the outer edges of the block; first cut 2".|
|Continue from each side with 1.75, 1.75, 1.5",1.5" 1.25". 1.25 and a single |
centre 1" cut.
|The centre is unpicked between Fabric 1 and 6, then from the |
centre between 3 & 4, then 2 & 3, 1 & 2, 1 & 4, 4 & 3 and
3 & 2.
|Repress alternate strips in the opposite direction so seams |
will nest and sew into pairs.
|Join the pairs sewing from opposite ends to avoid bowing.|
|Place 12.5" square ruler on the block and trim evenly on all sides. The 6" and|
6.5" lines will fall on either side of the centre strip.