By Ellen Luckett Baker
During this follow-up to 1,2,3 stitch, professional seamstress and craft blogger Ellen Luckett Baker deals her precise construction block method of quilting. She offers 24 initiatives in teams of 3, each one crew concentrating on a distinct form and ability set. Readers grasp the fundamental shapes of quilting; squares, rectangles, triangles, hexagons, cirlces, plant life, stars and diamonds, and multiply their stitching talents as they pass. every one bankruptcy starts off with whatever small and straightforward, then strikes into an intermediate venture and ends with a full-sized cover.
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Trim off the excess from the seam allowance. (See figure A for a sample sewing order, but you will want to sew each block in a different order for a random appearance. ) Continue sewing and trimming strips, occasionally adding colored strips at random. Before you add the final four strips to the block, take the block to the cutting mat and measure the size to determine how much you lack to create a 15½-in/39-cm block. Use wider or narrower strips for the final outer square, as needed. 1 6 4 8 7 fig.
STEP 4: JOIN STRIPS TOGETHER. Press the seams of one strip to the side. Press the seams of another strip to the opposite side so that you can nest the seams (see page 26). Pin these two strips together, right sides facing and seams aligned. Sew along the edge. Repeat with the other strips, joining them until you have four patchwork pieces with two strips in each. fig. A fig.
5 by 9 cm Solid fabric background: 36 squares, 3½ by 3½ in/9 by 9 cm each 2 rectangles for back of pillow, 18½ by 12½ in/ 47 by 32 cm each SHAPE UP YOUR SKILLS: one-seam flying geese technique, nesting seams FINISHED DIMENSIONS: 18 by 18 in/46 by 46 cm TRIANGLES 59 STEP 1: MAKE THE FLYING GEESE TRIANGLES. Make 18 flying geese: 17 with patterned fabric and one random one with a solid fabric. ) STEP 2: SEW THE FLYING GEESE TOGETHER. Sew together two flying geese pieces with right sides facing with the tip of one triangle sewn to the base of the other.