Saturday, 14 April 2018

Block of the Month (BOM) Block #4 April 2018

Block #4
Handy Andy

So let us get started!

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

Cutting Instructions:

You can Find your printable cutting instruction HERE

Cutting Instructions

From the White Background Fabric

Cut 6 ✂ 3⅜”  Squares then cut diagonal to yield 12 triangles.
Cut 9 ✂ 3” squares As I am only using white..
but you can follow what cutting instrcutions have...
Cut 2 ✂ 3¾” Squares and diagonal once and then again
to yield 8 triangles
Cut 4 ✂ 3⅜" Squares then cut diagonal to yield 8 triangles.


Cut 2 ✂ 3⅜" Squares then cut diagonal to yield 4 triangles.
Cut 2 ✂ 3¾” Squares and diagonal once and then again

to yield 8 triangles

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 Orange & white HST and 8 Yellow and white HST.
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 Orange triangles from cut A
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.
Now repeat for the Yellow Triangles
you should have 8 Yellow and white units.
Press seams open and trim to 3 inches square.


Next, we are going to create our hourglass blocks
take your 8 remaining orange triangles and 8 remaining white triangles
and with right sides together sew 4 sets of the triangles with white on the left
and orange on the right-hand side...then repeat with the remaining triangles
but this time with the orange on the left and white on the right.
Then once they are sewing together, you will then nest your seams, pin and sew together
to form an hourglass block...Trim to 3-inch square

Remembering to use 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.

Hourglass Block 

Now onto Block assembly

Step 1.
Assemble your first row as pictured below

Step 2.
Assemble row 2 like pictured

Step 3.
Assemble row 3 as pictured

Step 4.
Assemble Row 4 as pictured

Step 5.
Assemble Row 5 as pictured

Step 6.
We now are going to assemble the block follow the
images below and the arrows...
Make sure that you press your seams open and nest
your seams..refer to the video if you are not sure.

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 “Handy Andy”

I hope you enjoyed your Third for the Block of the Month.
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We all love seeing what you are creating.
Join us again next Month for another Block

Happy Quilting ") N

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