Before we jump into the new block for this week let me announce the winner of the tiny
Bloc Loc Ruler....
Jeannette Ashleigh, who commented "6 inch Block for me. Now to try tiny tiny!!!" in answer to the question about the smallest block you have ever made. Congratulations Jeannette! I will be contacting you to find out where to send your ruler. I know you will enjoy this ruler in some future ornaments I have in mind.
Now onto our new ornament. This week's block is the Friendship Star. It goes together very quickly with its simple piecing. I did two versions of this, one with a different red in the center square and one where all of my red fabrics are the same. Click on the photo to get a copy of my pattern.
I started by making Half-square Triangles just like we did for the Churn Dash ornament
in week 2. Draw a line down the back of the B squares and sew 1/4" from each side
Line up the diagonal line of your ruler with the seam line and trim.
The only tricky part of this block is when you sew the rows together. Just take your time, sewing slowly over the seams. I aim right for the place where the two previous seams come to a point. If I sew to the left of that point I will lose the point of my star on the front side. (see arrow in photo below.)
As I mentioned, I tried out two versions of this one.
Last week I made a couple of video tutorials showing how I quilt and bind these.
I am including them here again for you.
I have enjoyed seeing all the little blocks that are being made and shared on my Facebook Sew Along Page. Here are a few that have given me permission to share with you.
Have you gotten brave and given these little guys a try yet? If so, share your success story in the comments to let others know that they CAN do these. And if you share a photo on my facebook page your little block can be featured here next week...so until next time...
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