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Friday, May 13, 2011

Block 6 ~ Tailspin {details post}

Here is the finished block…

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This is the most complicated block I have ever attempted, and it was fun!  I love how easy the triangles are to make using this chain method of layering to square pieces of fabric, stitching a 1/4” on either side of the diagonal line, and then cutting to create your triangle pieces.  It is super easy and quick!

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I used a tip I got from a Fons and Porter’s Love of Quilting about chain piecing.  If you are doing several ‘chains’ in a row, cut your lead piece/thread saver off and add it to the end of the chain before you stop sewing.  Then cut your ‘chain’ of pieces off the thread saver, and you are set to start your next ‘chain’.  Saves just a few seconds, but it adds up when you are doing several ‘chains’.

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These triangles are ‘sew’ cute!  Love how they turned out. The one on the right is before squaring the block down to 3.5”. 

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It took a couple tries for me to get the block laid out correctly, but I made sure to get it laid out {and was careful to double check as I sewed along so I didn’t have a repeat of the last block}.

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And… voila!

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Just two more blocks to go…

…I can’t believe that this quilt-along is almost over.  Wow!

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