Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Fundamentals Sew - Along Week 36

Hi Evereryone:

     I hope you all had a great Labour Day Weekend!  The summer went far too quickly but I must admit I am ready for fall.   There are so many projects on my to do list and sooo many projects to finish. Once  the weather cools down and the gardening subsides there is no stopping me.
     This weeks block is called Whirling Five Patch.  It is similar to the block that we did last week.  It has the same triangle in a triangle segment.

     First you will need to piece two triangles using fabric 1 and fabric 3.  Press them and make 4.

Half Square Triangle Squares
    The next step is to piece another triangle to this segment.  Chain piecing will speed up the process. Clip the segments apart and then press.

Chain Pieced Triangle Segments

     Chain piece another triangle, completing the pieced triangle segment.  Clip apart and press.

Chain Pieced Segments
     Your pieced triangle should be the same size as the large triangle that you cut out.  Join these two together to make a square.

Join Pieced Triangle To  Large Triangle
Sew  rectangles to opposite sides of the square.  This will for the center row.  Join the other two rectangles between the pieced half square triangle squares.  See diagram below.

Row Segments
     Piece the rows together creating your block.

30's Reproduction Whirling Five Patch Block


Stonehenge Whirling Five Patch Block

     Thanks for your comment on last weeks block Sooli.  I think it is nice as well.  Do you prefer this weeks over last weeks, they are quite similar.  Anita, it is my little piece of heaven!  I have been going there for 40 years.  Lots of great memories and have worked on lots of quilts up there in the past few years.

     Have a great week everyone!

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