I've finally got 5 months worth of my Rainbow Scrap Challenge blocks up on my design wall. And, ooooh! I really like them. My quilting friends have been listening to me complain as they are not as easy as I thought they would be. But, darn! They really look good to me.
Here's how I've been making these 9" finished blocks. First I make a small set of strips (1" to 2") -- usually 4 or 5 if the strips are really narrow. And repeat that 3 more times.
Once I get all four strata made I use my 9" Accuquilt Go Cube Companion Set's Drunkard Path dies to cut the outside in white and the inside with the strip set pieces. (OH no! I just realized that the 4.5" dies to make the Drunkard Path blocks are no longer in the 9" Cube Companion sets but they are available in other sizes.)
When sewing these together I tend to pin like crazy. There is a nice notch in the center of the arc which I match up and pin. And then I add a few more pins on each side. I generally sew with the white fabric on top and gently stitch the quarter circle, removing pins as I go along.
Once all four sections are done I iron the seams. I have been ironing seams of the two opposing sections toward the white and the other two sections to the color. That lets the seams snug up nicely.
Last step is to sew the four sections together just like a four patch.
It does take a bit of time to make each block but the end result is worth it. But, I swear, next year I'm picking easier blocks to make -- maybe.
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Scrap Happy Saturday
I'm hoping to upload a few posts while I'm on vacation. I'll try to include a couple of project pictures with a few of our vacation pictures. If my internet access isn't great then it may be a while before you hear anything else from me!
Happy Quilting All! Bonnie