Thursday, May 8, 2014

3rd set of 10 blocks...........

I sewed the third set of 10 blocks last night and chose fabrics for the next 10.  I promised a friend I would show the assembly of the Northwind block so I photographed one block at every step.


 The pieces laid out in order.  I am using 6" and 3" finished triangles.












Sew the 3 squares down the center.













Add triangles to complete the 3 center rows. Press seams to the left on rows one and three, to the right on row 2.











Sew the 3 center rows together. 














Add the corner triangles.  I pressed the seams toward the large triangle.  I sew the parts of 2 blocks at the same time so I can chain piece all the way from start to finish.

15 comments:

Sewing Junkie said...

They are looking fantastic. Working on a HST quilt top also. Chris

Gene Black said...

Great tutorial. I had wondered also.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

and it fits perfectly! don't you love that, I made a mini of this block for the Dear Jane quilt and with so many seams it was one that I made over at least once.

Karen H said...

Your blocks are really pretty. This will be a stunning quilt.

Linda Swanekamp said...

I understand, I get the piecing order. What size dies are you using to cut this? I don't have a cutter, but maybe I could borrow one from someone at my guild. I love how simple the building blocks are and how striking the result. I am triangle challenged when sewing together. I make the HST by sewing two lines on squares and cutting them apart, but that won't work here. Absolutely scrumptious colors!

Karen said...

I love this block, have made two quilts from this pattern. Does it have any other names?? It's going to be pretty.

Gari in AL said...

I spent some time just now playing with this block in EQ and had a great time. What a great use for some of my batiks which have been calling out to me. Thanks.

Needled Mom said...

It's nice to see how they all go together. I suppose it would be easy to switch the direction of the seam if necessary when sewing the blocks together.

Lostinspace said...

This is lovely and I can see how having a cutter machine must speed things up. Which one do you have and is there a lot of waste compared to by hand?

Lola Carr said...

Wanda, the blocks are superb! Can't wait to see the end result, which sounds like it'll be soon! :) A real time-saver using the dies.

Nancy J said...

Superb, in every way, and great tutorial, you are so generous to us all out here, many thanks. Love that lime green with marbled blue, great combination. Cheers, Jean

Muddling Through said...

Perfect tutorial for me - I'm a visual learner. ;) Those blocks are so pretty. I think you will meet your goal of outdoing your last one.

Brown Family said...

Very easy block.

Elisabeth K. said...

I really want to try this block...can you explain exactly what 6" and 3" finished triangles are?

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for the tutorial ... as I mentioned, this is now on my to-make list. ;-)

Do you have a cutter to crank out those triangles so perfectly?