Thursday, January 7, 2010

For all of you H's out there

Here is a tutorial for the H blocks. I do not prewash the fabric. I cut 2" strips of the fabric; 2 contrasting fabrics needed for each set of 2 blocks.
I am showing the cutting of 2 sets of fabric here. I would usually be cutting 5 sets at the same time for time efficiency. I always put the dark fabric on the bottom and the lighter one on top. You can see your cuts on the lighter fabric.

I trim just the smallest amount off at the selvage. Then I make two 8" cuts and one 3.5" cut.

Take the little piece that is leftover at the fold end, unfold it and cut one 2" piece from it.
This makes one dark background block and one light background block from each pair of strips.
If you make an H quilt please email me and show it to me. I would love to see all of the variety of fabric choices.

12 comments:

Beth said...

I'm an 'H' and someday I was planning to make one... It's still a someday at the moment. I didn't bring a sewing machine to South Africa, nor did I bring many of the other needed tools!!! With the weight limits for flying now... it's nearly impossible to bring a sewing machine, even a small one @11 pounds.

Beth-Near Chicago

Jody said...

That was really nice of you to post instructions - it seems as though your H's are creating a stir! Yay! What's not to love?

Maria said...

Thanks Wanda for sharing your "H" block. I have popped it into my favorites.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Wanda. What a wonderful gift you've given us.

Heather

hetty said...

Thanks for sharing your pattern, Wanda! I am an 'H' and I have been dying to try this one.

Debbie said...

Thanks for the instructions. As I was reading them I realized my daughter is now an "H"...guess she gets another quilt!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Hmmmmm, I may be an H ... I'll let you know! Thanks for the tutorial, it will surely help me decide.

:-)

capitolaquilter said...

Really appreciate the step by step. I'm not an H but I like it anyway and my Kaffe Fassett order arrived in the mail from the sale at From Here to Quilternity.Thanks again for that tip.

Maria said...

Thanks! I have the same last name as you, so I think I need to make one of these!!!

Helen in the UK said...

Just discovered your blog via Lazy Gal Quilting. Love your sense of colour and style!! Thanks for sharing your H tutorial ... will have to add this to my 'to make one day' list. Will visit again :)

Lynn Dykstra said...

I think I need to make two at once--one for my mother Henrietta and one for my niece Hannah.
Thank you!
Lynn

Laura said...

I grew up with an H quilt made by my great-grandmother because it was the first letter of our last name. I have always wanted to know how to make one and that quilt was so old I could have never used it as a pattern. Thanks for sharing your ideas. It is on my "make it someday" list.