Welocme to block number 5....where Spring did finally show up here in NW Iowa. My farmer guy has been having a hard time getting in the fields because of yet more rain--but there is a season and time for everything under the sun. Late crops in the ground are better than no crops in the ground.
The tulips in front of the studio are almost finished blooming and have faded to this glorious salmon color!!
Hidden from your eyes in this photo is the rock I needed to place on the corner of the block to keep it from blowing away!!
Doesn't that salmon color look pretty with these soft shades of blue. I am trying to stretch my color thoughts with this SAL. Trying to not go with the obvious and try something different.
The 12" Block #5 can be made with the AccuQuilt GO! Mix & Match 8" Qube.
Die #3--4" HST will use 2--5 3/8" sqaures of a light and a dark
Die #5--2" HST will use a 3 3/4" x 13" light rectangle
Die #6--Square on Point will use 1--3 3/4" sqaure of a meduim
1--3 3/4" x 11 1/2" rectangle of another medium
If making a pattern that requires many 2" finished half square triangles, I will use this die board--#55063. When cutting 6 layers of fabric it will yeild 60 HST!! That makes the cutting even faster--plus I love the accuracy!!
Now for my thoughts on the Square on Point unit. Do you dislike it as much as I do--or I should say as much as I used to dislike it.
I could never get it to come out right. Enter the die cutting system--not trying to sell it--just telling how much it has helped my accuracy!!
The points of the the already trimmed dog ear corners show right where to start and end sewing.
Then the next set of HST just line up with ease!!
So easy in fact that I am no longer afraid to use the Sqaure on Point unit....
...that I designed a new quilt---Peace Seeker---using multiple Sqaure on Point units. Watch for this pattern to be available in late June.
The other thing I learned making this block--is to USE the notions I have purchased!!
Pressing was a bit tricky in this block--I didn't want the seam intersections to be bulky, so I pressed them open. But even with that some of the Sqaure on Point intersections still wouldn't lay flat.
Enter the pressing fleece--not afflilated--just again--great product. It does exactly what it says it will do. The heat from the iron stays in the wool and presses the block from the front and back at the same time.
I should have taken a before photo just to show the difference. It was amazing!!
Thank you again to The Quilter's Planner for hosting this great sew along!!
I am already looking forward to the next one....LOL!!!