Sunday, December 10, 2017

30 Quilt Blocks in 30 Days - Block 8

My fabric scrap pile is taking a hit with these blocks and I'm so happy about that.
Sometimes, I enjoy the blocks enough to make 2 or 3 of them.
Who knows how many quilts I'll have finished by the first of the year.
At least 2 ...

I am working on donation quilts and scrap organization.
This challenge is perfect for both.

Let's make block 8.

You can make block #8 several ways but I'll show you 2
because I love shortcuts.


Size Unfinished: 10 1/2" x 10 1/2"
Finished Size: 10 x 10"

Construction technique #1:

Cut 4 rectangles 3" x 5 1/2" - white
Cut 4 rectangles 3" x 5 1/2" - orange

Stitch them together as laid out with 1/4" seams.
Stitch the columns then stitch the columns together, matching seams.


Construction Technique #2:

Cut 2 rectangles 3" x 11" - white
Cut 2 rectangles 3" x 11" - orange

Stitch them together as laid out with 1/4" seams.
Next, cut this unit in half as shown at 5 1/2" so you have 2 columns
5 1/2" x 10 1/2".

Flip the second column so the white rectangle is on top
Stitch the columns together with 1/4" seams.

See, now I have 2 of #8.

Maybe I should keep making these and then I could have this quilt.

Staggered Love!


Carol S. said...

I'm on this! Thanks for another easy block. :O)

Sorcha girl said...

Love the blocks and I'm keeping pace with the release each day. Please note that a correction may be needed in Technique #2--cutting rectangles at 3 x 10 1/2 does not match the illustration, which shows 3 x 11.

Carla said...

Thank you Sorcha girl. It is fixed. I'm so happy you caught the error and let me know. THANK YOU!!!