Friday, 12 January 2018

Block of the Month (BOM) January 2018


Block 1
Goose in the Pond 


So let us get started!

What you Need:
1 fat Quarter White Fabric - Background (either plain or tone on tone)
1 Fat Quarter Blue Fabric ( Either plain or print) 
Sewing Machine with ¼” foot
Rotary Cutter
Cutting Mat
Quilting Ruler 
Matching Threads
Thread Snips 
Best Press 
Iron & Ironing Pad 

Cutting Instructions:

You can Find your printable cutting instruction HERE
a colouring page for you to use HERE
or you can use the table below

Printable transcript HERE

From the White Background Fabric 

Cut 6 3¼” Squares then cut diagonal to yield 12 triangles  

Cut 5 2⅞” Squares

Cut 20 1¼” Squares

Cut 4   2⅞” x 1¼” strip  

Blue Fabric

Cut 6 3¼” Squares then cut diagonal to yield 12 triangles  

Cut 16 1¼” Squares

Cut 8   2⅞” x 1¼” strip  

Now onto the Assembly of your Block

and Don't forget we have a Video Tutorial for you

to follow along with you can find the Video


We are using Quarter inch seam allowance throughout the pattern and pressing Seams Open. Please Reduce your stitch length
2.0 or 1.8 depending on your machine.

First, we are going to create our Half Square Triangles (HST)

you will be creating 12 of these. Reduce your stitch length to 2.0,
then Take your white and Blue triangles
with right sides together sew an
¼"inch seam allowance from one corner
diagonal to the opposite corner.
Now Press open.
Your HST should now look like the picture below
Repeat with the remainder of the triangles.
This should measure
2 ⅞ inch square


Next, we are creating our 9 patches
you will be creating 4 of these sets

as pictured here. Remembering to use a
¼” seam allowance and press your seams open
square up to 2 ⅞ inch square

9 patch 

Now we are making our Strip sets and we have 4 of these 

Strip Set 

Now let's Assemble your Block 
You can use the assembly video 
or you can follow along with images below 
the choice is yours ") 

it will be 2 ⅞ inch square

Step 1.
take 4 of your HST and 1 Plain 2⅞” white Square and assemble as pictured below 

Step 2. 
Take 2 HST, 2 9 patches, and 1 strip set and assemble 
as shown below.

Step 3.
Now take 3 of your  2⅞” white squares and 2 strip sets
and assemble as shown.

Step 4.
Take 2 HST, 2 9 patches, and 1 strip set and assemble 
as shown below. 

Step 5.
Take 4 of your HST and 1 Plain 2⅞” white Square and assemble as pictured below.

Step 6. now assemble all your rows and pictured below in 
the order following the arrow Directions 

Sew top strip to 2nd strip 
then sew the 2 you have just sewn together to the next strip 

then the next one to the 3 that you have just sewn.
nesting your seams 

and finally, take your last strip of your block and sew it 
to the 4 you have just sewn together
make sure that you are nesting your seams 

Your block is now assembled and ready to be set aside 
do not trim your block until we have all 12 finished 
your Block will measure APPROX 12.5" it may come in at a little less (DO NOT TRIM)
If your block is slightly smaller do not stress as long as we have a
¼” around the block we will not lose any points when it comes to final
Assembly of your quilt. Set this block aside.  

Finished Block 

I hope you enjoyed your first Block of the Month.
Join us again next Month for another Block 

Happy Quilting ") N 



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