Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Fundamentals Sew Along - Week 29

Hi Everyone; 

   I can't believe how quickly this summer is flying by.  I hope everyone is enjoying it so far.  I am looking forward spending  a few weeks at the cottage  in August.  Don't worry I will still be posting every week.
     This weeks block is Called Ohio Star.  I have always loved this block.  We did some quarter square triangles in block 24 and 26.   Make sure when you are sewing the first 2 triangles together that you sew along the shorter sides, ending up with a  2 colour triangle.  If you sew the long sides together you will have a square.

Quarter Square Triangles Sewn Into 2 Colour Triangles
You will make four squares just like these.

Quarter Square Triangle Blocks
Lay out your squares making sure that the pink triangle is closest to the centre.
Block Layout
These are your finished blocks.

30's Ohio Star Block
Finished Ohio Star Block Using Stonehenge Fabric

     Ann, who does all the cutting for our kits and bargain lovers programs has a great tip. When she makes her quarter square triangles, she cuts all of her squares 1/8" larger than the pattern calls for. This gives her a little wiggle room if her seam allowance is a little off.  She will never have to worry about her squares coming out too small.  She stresses that you must be prepared to square up your quarter square blocks to their required size.
     Have a great week everyone.  Bye for now!


kiskidee said...

this is my favourite block! thanks for the tutorials, and keep 'em coming :-)

Jeannie said...

Thanks kiskidee. It is a pretty block, and I am glad you are enjoying the tutorials. There are lots more to come!