|Road Through Oklahoma|
8" Finished block
I think I'm finally getting the hang of pressing seams open. One thing I've noticed is that I can not sew a scant 1/4" seam, I have to sew an exact 1/4" seam. I don't loose seam allowance to a pressed open seam. It makes sense because there isn't as much fabric folded over in a pressed open seam.
- Fabric A: background fabric
- A1 - cut four 3" squares
- A2 - cut four 2 1/2" squares
- B - Cut four 3" squares
- C - cut four 3" squares
|Sorry I don't have the list of fabric pieces in the photo. Picassa decided to quit working for a while. Hopefully it will decide to work again by the next time.|
Step 2: Sewing the Half-square Triangles
This should be easy by now!
|Sew a 1/4" seam on both sides of each drawn line.|
|Cut along the drawn line, between the seams. You should have 12 half-square triangle units.|
Press the seams either to the dark side, or open.
(Mine are pressed open because that's my 'experiment' for this quilt.)
|Lay the half-square triangle units out as shown in the photo. |
Place the background (A2) squares in the four corners.
|I like to sew the columns together. You can sew either rows or columns together first.|
|After the columns are sewn, I press the seams open, and turn the block 1/4 turn so I can sew columns again.|
|This is what the back of the block looks like after it's sewn together and the seams are pressed open.|
|I love the way this block turned out!|
Everyone loves Show and Tell! I'd love to see your block and your color choices, so would everyone else!
|Dawn's block! I love the colors! She's a new quilter and you would never know it because her points matched up so well in this block!|