Thursday, April 6, 2017

Snowy Day Quilt Block Sampler #2

WELCOME to Rustic Needle Creations!!
This is the second block of the Snowy Day Quilt Sew Along. Follow along as I walk, hopefully, you through each step so you can do this too.
If you have seen the Snowy Day Quilt Block #1 tutorial then you should have all of your materials ready.  If not, here is what you will need:
And you will be able to find the previous PDF files & others in the "Files" tab at the top of the groups page.
 NQC Quilt Block Challenge (National Quilters Circle)

Special Thanks goes to Andrea Smith @HappyCloudCreations for sharing her quilt blocks with us!
I also added the direct link for the pattern below, so you can print the PDF.)
PDF~Block #2

Material List
Sewing machine or hand needles
rotary mat & cutter
a couple yards of fabric x 4 from your own stash :)
Pretty much your basic sewing supplies!

"Sew", lets begin.......

After printing off your PDF pattern/instructions, gather the four fabric choices & follow along with how to cut.
All seam allowances are a 1/4" unless noted!

You will need: 4~5.25" x 5.25"squares of Color A
                              2~2.5" x 4.5" strips of Color B
                              2~2.5" x 8.5" strips of Color B
                        2~5.25" x 5.25" squares of Color C 
                          1~ 4.5" x 4.5" squares of Color D
                       6~5.25" x 5.25" squares of Color D
Then take your 5.25" x 5.25" squares & match up your color combinations:
~4 Fabric D/ Fabric A combos
~2 Fabric D/ Fabric C combos
Place them right sides together, & draw your line diagonally from top corner to bottom corner. Then pin in place. Take to your machine & line your presser foot edge to the line & sew a 1/4" seam down both sides. Repeat for other squares until all have been sewn.
Next, take your Color D 4.5" square, with right sides together, pin, then sew the Color B 2.5" x 4.5" strips to the top & bottom of your square. Press your seams toward the sewn strips.
Then, you will sew Color B 2.5" x 8.5" strips on the right & left sides of your square, with right sides together. Again, press your seams toward the sewn strips.

Be sure to follow along with the PDF that you printed, on how to lay out your squares to make this beautiful block.  Of course the square from the strips sewn together is center & then all of your squared combos are going around it.
After you have it in the design needed, you will then go row by row of sewing them together. Make sure that you keep it all organized!! As I said in Block #1 tutorial, you can use post it notes, index cards cut up or what I did was to take a sharpie & wrote 1-4 & A-D on my flat head flower pins. Anyway you can keep it right, please do so!
The PDF instructions will also show how to press your seams in the direction needed to reduce bulk
                 Finished Block #1 & #2

                                                                                     Happy Creating,

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