Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Happy Go Lucky Sew Along Week four

How are all of you doing with your blocks?  I love what I am seeing on the linky, please keep posting here or on Instagram with the hashtag #happygoluckysewalong !  It inspires everyone.

This week is easy peasy....we are making some filler blocks.  When I make a sampler quilt, these are the simple little blocks I like to add to fill in spaces.  The half square triangle blocks are 6" and the four patch are 3".  Then they are sewn together in a row.

For your extra block, I am showing you a variation of the half square block.  EQ called it flying geese, but I call it birds in the many blocks have multiple names.

Here is the block.  You can arrange your colors anyway you choose, make all four blocks the same or vary each block.  Just play with some ideas and see what you come up with.  That is the fun of creating a one of a kind sampler!

Cutting for two blocks:

From the light fabric, cut (1) 7" square.  Cut in half once on the diagonal.
                                   Cut (2) 3" squares.  Cut in half once on the diagonal.

From the pink fabric, cut (6) 3" squares.  Cut in half once on the diagonal.

For one block:
1. Pair the 3"pink triangle with a 3" light triangle.  Sew together on the bias edge, being careful not to stretch it out.  Flip open and press towards the pink.Trim each to 2 1/2". Make 3 of these units.
  2 1/2" 
2. Now sew together as shown in the diagram below using the remaining pink triangles. 

3. Sew the rows together to create a pieced triangle unit as shown below.

4. Now sew the pieced triangle unit to one of the 7" light triangle units. 

5. Flip press towards the large light triangle.  Trim to 6 1/2".
Here are some examples of another coloration for this block.

I hope you are enjoying this sew along!  A PDF of these instructions is available here.

I have a winner for week two.....Sue! 
This week a digital pattern will be given by Terri Vanden Bosch of Lizard Creek Quilting. 
You can visit her blog here to see the beautiful quilts she has made, and be sure to check out her unique quilt patterns!

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