Block 4: Roman Cross
After a wonderful week at the coast with two of our kids I am back in the quilt studio (really just a small bedroom, but I like to call it that.) I was glad to see another 12" inch block, but my hedgehogs will still need to be pretty small for this one. I think it took me longer to choose my fabrics for this block than to actually sew it.
I was not familiar with Brigitte Heitland and enjoyed exploring her blog a bit. Modern quilts are growing on me. You can find her pattern for block 4 on her blog linked here. Brigittte also included paper piecing patterns for this block, which I was tempted to use, but just printed them instead to save for later.
Since I am using directional fabrics for this block I decided the best thing to do was lay out all of my pieces to make sure things were turned the direction I wanted them to be.
I decided to start with the easy nine-patch used for the center of the block.
I joined the squares into rows, pressing towards the dark squares in each row.
In the meadow We Can Build a Snowman...
I had a lot of fun making this month's block.
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I am working on a second version using Edyta Sitar's Cold Spell line of fabrics. This is an older line that I have had sitting on my shelf for a couple of years.
A couple of little tips that might be helpful-sew slowly over those seams and use a stiletto to hold them down as you sew over them.
When sewing the rows together to make the block I have found that if I start sewing with the seams that face the needle first and pin the seams that are facing away form the needle things line up pretty well in the end.
I have included some Video Tutorials for Block Two as well.
I hope you have fun with this month's block!
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