Friday, 9 February 2018

Block of the Month (BOM) February 2018 Block #2

Block 2
Capital T

So let us get started!

What you Need:
1 fat Quarter White Fabric - Background (either plain or tone on tone)
1 Fat Quarter each light and dark purple 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

Cutting Instructions

From the White Background Fabric

Cut 2 ✂ 4⅞”  Squares then cut diagonal to yield 4 triangles.  

Cut 2 ✂ 5 ¼”  Squares Cut Diagonal twice to yield 4 triangles and repeat
With the second square. So you end up with 8 triangles
Cut 1 ✂ 4 ½” Square

Light Purple & Dk Purple Fabrics

Cut 1 ✂ 4⅞” Squares of each colour, then cut diagonal to yield 2 triangles  

Cut 4 ✂ 2⅞” squares of each colour, then cut them Diagonally once to yield
8 triangles of each colour.

Block Assembly
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 SCANT 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 4 of these. Reduce your stitch length to 2.0 or lower to what
The machine will allow, We do this as we are opening up our seams. This action of lowering
Our stitch length will stop the block from coming apart.
To Create your 4 HST units, you will,
take your white and Light purple & Dk purple  triangles
with right sides together sew an
Scant 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.
You will now have 4 units
You will have 2 with light purple and 2 with dark purple
Refer to opening and Closing images if not sure.

Next, we are creating our Flying Geese
you will be creating 4 of these sets
as pictured below and 4 the opposite, So you will have 8 Flying geese sets in total.
One side will have Dk Purple and the other
Will have a light purple triangle. Remembering to use a
Scant ¼” seam allowance and press your seams open
Not sure how to do this, Please refer to the Video
We have posted on YouTube.
You can find it HERE
And don’t forget to Subscribe while you are
There that way you won’t miss out on any
Of my future videos.
Once you have done these, you will then
Sew 2 of them together as pictured,
To create 2 Units and create 2 units the opposite to the picture, with the dark purple on the opposite side.

Step 1.
take 2 of your HST and 1 flying geese unit  and assemble as pictured below

Step 2.
Take your White 4 ½” square and 2 Flying Geese units, and assemble
as shown below.

Step 3.
take 2 of your HST and 1 flying geese unit  and assemble as pictured below

Step 4. now assemble all your rows and pictured below in
the order following the arrow Directions.

Sew top strip to 2nd strip
See image

Then sew the 2 you have just sewn together, to the next strip
to the 2 that you have just sewn.
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
Make sure that you have 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
Called “Capital T”

I hope you enjoyed your second for the Block of the Month.
Please don’t forget to share your gorgeous blocks with our
Facebook Community.
We all love seeing what you are creating.
Join us again next Month for another Block

Happy Quilting ") N


  1. You are well worth waiting for. No problem. I can't wait to tackle mine tomorrow.