Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Month 3: Sarah Alexander/Wagon Tracks

Our November meeting was a dinner, and we decided not to present a block that evening.  You may pick up your handout from me on Sunday, I will have them with me! Here is the tutorial for the Sarah Alexander block, or Wagon Tracks.

This block is put together much the same way as the previous two, in a basic nine patch formation.  You will be making 4 half square triangle units in your dark and light fabrics, and 5 four patch units, using small squares in your medium and light fabrics.

The final look is all in how these units are placed, so be sure and follow the diagram carefully as you sew your units together!

A more detailed tutorial will be posted soon, comment if you need me to do that!

Month 2: Lucy Mack Smith/New Hampshire Granite Rock

October's block is in honor of Lucy Mack Smith, called the New Hampshire Granite block.  Here is a brief tutorial in case you missed our fun apple meeting, or need a refresher!
After cutting your pieces as directed, take your dark squares and your small light squares.  Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the small squares, then place this in one corner of the dark squares, then stitch on the drawn line.  Flip it back and press.  Repeat for the opposite corner, then the other two corners. Make four.

Next, sew your rectangles together, one of each color. Make four.

Put your rows together like the diagram on the instructions and press. You are finished with block 2!