Pinwheel Oops! Block

I hope you had another nice weekend at home.

When the weather is cold it’s a lot easier to stay put, right?

It also means I wear my winter coat,

my heated vest (turned on),

a hat & gloves on my 2.4 mile walk each day.

We started walking every day a couple of weeks ago.

I look forward to it each evening.

Are you getting out?

You should!

Today we’ll make this cutie.

Are you familiar with those bread starter things?

Because of my oops! last week on the pinwheel block

you may have a Pinwheel Oops! block starter…

Not much work for my scrap basket!

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Cut:

  • 2 black rec’s. 1″ x 2  1/2″
  • 2 black rec’s. 1″ x 3  1/2″
  • use the too small pinwheel block(s) from last week trimmed to 2 1/2″
  • OR
  • 2 sq’s. each cut 1  7/8″ to make 4 half-square triangles 1  1/2″ unfinished

 

If making the hst’s you’ll need to trim the “ears”.

Assemble the 2  1/2″ pinwheel block.

Remove the couple of stitches in the seam allowance

& the seam will press very flat.

Sew the 2 black 1″ x 2  1/2″ rectangles to sides of pinwheel block.

Press seams toward rectangles.

Sew 1″ x 3  1/2″ rectangles to top & bottom.

Press seams toward rectangles.

I only made 1 block before I noticed my mistake

(sorry I still wrote a mistake into the instructions!)

& today I’m too lazy to make any more!

But it’s still 1-A-Day so I’m OK.

Update:

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We want to see your cute little blocks too!

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Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

  Cotton Reel Block

These blocks are all easy,

but today’s block is really easy.

 

Had lots more fun going through my scrap basket!

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Cut:

  • 2 color sq’s. 2″
  • 2 half-square triangles with 2 more squares cut 2 3/8″

 

Thangles seemed a bit over kill for 2 half-square triangles.

I used the traditional method for these.

There’s just a little bit of trimming necessary on the little ears.

So little work today.

Before you know it,

You’re done!

And then there were 3!

 

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We want to see your progress too!

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Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

  Little House Block

I love making little house blocks!

Had lots more fun going through my scrap basket!

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Cut:

  • 1 roof rectangle 2″ x 3 1/2″
  • 1 house rectangle 2″ x 2 1/2″
  • 2 background squares 2″
  • 2 background rectangles 1″ x 2″

Make a flying geese block with the roof rectangle & 2 bkgd. 2″ squares.

I used my “Lazy Susan” technique again

& pressed the seams open.

Sew the pink 2″ x 2 1/2″ rectangle

between the 2 bkgd. 1″ x 2″ rectangles.

I pressed these seams open.

Sew the 2 units together.

I pressed the last seam open.

Literally a 5 minute block.

I couldn’t resist making them all “Little Pink Houses”

(John (Cougar at the time)  Mellencamp song).

& yes, in the vintage days of Thimbleberries

these are all “pink”!

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We want to see your progress too!

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How many will you make?

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

  Tam’s Patch Block

Today we’ll make this cutie.

Had lots more fun going through my scrap basket!

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Cut:

  • 2 black sq’s. 1  1/4″
  • 2 cream sq’s. 1  1/4″
  • 2 cream rec’s. 1  1/4″ x 2″
  • 2 color sq’s. 2″

 

Sew each 1  1/4″ black square to a 1  1/4″ cream square.

I pressed these seams open.

Sew a 1  1/4″ x 2″ cream rectangle to each of these units.

I pressed the seams toward the rectangles.

Sew a 2″ color square to each of these units.

I pressed these seams toward the color squares.

Sew the 2 units together.

I pressed this seam open

& also gave the block a press with Best Press.

Next I selected fabrics for 2 more blocks!

A whole quilt of these blocks would be awesome!

How many will you make?

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We want to see your progress too!

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Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

Squares In Between Block

Are you still mad at me?

Can’t take a joke???

Sorry, not sorry…

lol

Today we’ll make this cutie.

Had lots more fun going through my scrap basket!

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Cut:

  • 3 color sq’s. 1  1/2″
  • 2 side fabric rec’s. 1  1/2″ x 3  1/2″

Sew the 3 squares together.

Sew the side rectangles to the center square strip.

It literally takes me more time to decide the fabrics

than to press them with Best Press & make the blocks!

Is it my age?

I’m having lots of fun watching my stack of blocks grow.

I see that lots of you are watching.

Are you making the little blocks?

We’d all like to see your progress,

so please post pics on our FB group page:

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Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

April Fool!!!

 

You’re not done yet, lol!

 

Heart Block

 

Today we’ll also make this cute heart.

Come on. You can’t be mad at me.

This block is too cute!

More from the scrap basket…

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Cut:

  • 2 pink rec’s. 2″ x 3 1/2″, I think 2 different pinks (or reds) are better than 1!
  • 2 cream sq’s. 2″
  • 4 cream sq’s. 1  1/4″

 

Sew the 2 cream 2″ squares

on opposite corners of the bottoms 

of the pink rectangles

to make half flying geese units.

I used my “Lazy Susan” technique shown here again.

Press this one toward the triangle.

Press this one toward the rectangle.

This will make the seam nest later.

Sew 2 cream 1  1/4″ squares onto top left corners  

of both pink rectangles.

I did not “Lazy Susan” the 1 1/4″ squares,

I just sewed corner to corner.

I like the stability that the whole tiny square gives to the corner.

Press both seams toward the cream squares.

Sew the remaining 2 cream 1  1/4″ squares

to the top right corners.

 

Press 1 seam toward the cream square

& the other toward the pink rectangle.

It doesn’t matter which one goes which way.

This will make the seam nest in the final seam.

Sew the 2 segments together

nesting both seams.

I pressed the last seam open to make it lie flat.

 

Wish all of my points were this perfect!

I love this block

& I love that you’re sewing along with me too!

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We want to see your progress too!

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Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

  1-Patch Block

I hope you’re on your game today because it’s a complicated one!

Today we’ll make this cutie.

Always having fun going through my scrap basket!

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Cut:

  • 1 sq. 3  1/2″

No need for Thangles or any other tools!

As usual I made a couple more!

 

How many will you make?

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

We want to see your progress too!

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Just Keep Sewing…

Susan