Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Meg's March Block
I really enjoyed putting this block together! I like HST's....I know-crazy ;) I loved sorting through my blue stash to find fabrics and couldn't resist using the sailboat fabric in the block. A helpful hint I learned for HST's- cut your squares a little larger than required and then you will be able to square up the HST's to the desired size and (possibly) have perfect points! So for these HST's the directions say to cut 20 blue squares and 20 white squares at 3 3/8" x 3 3/8". I cut mine at 3.5" x 3.5", followed the directions and then at the last step trimmed them down to 3" x 3". It has really helped me with my HST's. Can't wait to see this quilt together Meg!
Meg- Just noticed the pattern block is laid out differently than the picture of your inspiration quilt. I placed my sub-blocks in the same direction as the pattern-which ends up with the HST's creating 'flying geese' where the sub-blocks meet. The inspiration quilt sub-blocks are laid out with two of them with triangle points facing in and two with triangle points facing out which will creat a pinwheel effect when you put all the blocks together. It changes the center "shape" of the whole block. Which layout do you prefer?