September 19, 2010

Quilt Along: Part Five

How's everyone going with the blocks? I'm happy to say there's only a few left to make, and they're all 6" blocks.

In this part, we're making the small diamond blocks.

1. For each diamond block, you'll need two 5.5" square pieces from two different fabrics.
Fabric A: 1 piece
Fabric B: 1 piece

2. Pin the two squares right sides facing and sew along the four sides.

3. Take your rotary cutter and ruler, and cut diagonally both ways. Again, I suggest you move around the mat instead of moving the square.

4. Press the half square triangles open and trim the little corners. You'll end up with four 3.5" square HSTs. (Trim the HSTs to 3.5" if necessary.)
5. Arrange the four HSTs to form a diamond in the centre. Sew them together.

And there you'll have your diamond block. For the quilt, you'll need eight diamond blocks.

If you're using the traditional HST method to make the HSTs, you'll need four 3 7/8" squares.
Fabric A: 2 pieces
Fabric B: 2 pieces
You'll pin them in two sets of A + B.

And if you're just joining in, here's links to Parts One through Four.
If you have any questions, just ask! :)


Angela Nash said...

cool - love how you just sew all around the edges!


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