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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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:

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

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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!

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

  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

  Pinwheel Block

Super easy block today.

Had lots more fun going through my scrap basket!

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Make:

  • 4 half-square triangles 2″ unfinished with 2 fabrics

 

I used Thangles again & pressed the seams to the red fabrics

because I like the way it helps the seams nest

while I’m assembling the block.

Use your favorite method.

Arrange the hst’s & sew together into a pinwheel block.

I removed the stitches in the seam allowance &

made a little pinwheel in the center to make the block lie nice & flat.

I also made a couple more…

How many will you make?

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 Double Hour Glass Block

I hope you had a good weekend.

It’s such a bizarre time.

Nothing is usual.

So thankful for my quilting friends & my quilting!

Something else I’m thankful for

is the sun shining into my sewing room!

Today we’ll make this cutie.

Had lots more fun going through my scrap basket!

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Cut:

  • 4 black sq’s. 1  1/2″
  • 1 center fabric sq. 1  1/2″
  • 4 half-square triangles 1  1/2″ unfinished with center fabric & color fabric

 

I like using Thangles when I need such small half-square triangles.

Use your favorite method.

Sew the squares into rows.

Press the seams away from the hst’s.

Sew the rows together.

I pressed the last seams open.

Taking out the few stitches in the seam allowances helps the little blocks press flatter.

How many will you make?

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 Bright Hopes Block

Today’s block(s) is Bright Hopes.

Had lots more fun going through my scrap basket!

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Cut:

  • 1  1/2″ sq. center fabric
  • 1 rec. 1  1/2″ x 2  1/2″ of 4 color fabrics

Sew a partial seam only

sewing the center sq. onto 1 of the rec’s.

Sew 1/2 – 3/4 of the seam.

Finger press seam toward rec.

Layer another rec. on top.

Sew that entire seam.

Press seam toward rec.

Layer another rec.

Sew seam then press toward rec.

Pin the 1st rec. out of the way.

Layer then sew the last rec.

Press.

Finish the first seam.

A pin will help keep things lined up.

Pretty cute, huh?

Of course I made 3 of these!

They’re super easy

& can use 5 (15) different Thimbleberries prints!

I think the backs of these blocks are just as pretty as the fronts.

We’re getting quite a stack of blocks for just 4 days.

Image what we’ll have after the crazy quarantine is over!

 

What do you think?

Do you like the variety so far?

Any block in particular you’d like me to feature?

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