A Quilt Along, My Life

1-A-Day, 3″ Blocks — Sugar Bowl

  Sugar Bowl Block

(or a variation there of)

Today we’ll make this cutie.

I again cut some Thimbleberries yardage for these blocks today!

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Cut:

  • 2 beige sqs. 1  1/4″
  • 2 beige recs. 1  1/4″ x 2″
  • 2 pink sqs. 1  1/4″
  • 8 half-square triangles 1  1/4″ unfinished (use 1  3/4″ sqs. if traditional piecing)

I like using Thangles for such small half-square triangles.

I used the 3/4″ finished.

If you don’t have this size

you can use larger ones

then trim them down to 1  1/4″ when complete.

Use your favorite method.

 I pressed these seams open.

After making the hst’s

CAREFULLY

arrange the pieces then sew the block together.

It’s easy to get the hst’s twisted the wrong way.

Ask me how I know…

(I didn’t photograph that lol).

While making a couple more blocks

I used my new Magic Pins

to hold the Thangles paper to the fabric.

The handles on these pins are great!

I also experimented with pressing the

hst seams toward the darker fabric.

It was definitely easier to assemble the block

with the seams of the hst’s pressed OPEN.

For pressing the rest of the seams I used the

“press toward the path of least resistance” theory.

Show us your blocks at my Sewing With Susan FB Group.

We want to see your progress too!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/SewingWithSusan/

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan