Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Stepping Stone block

Yes ladies, it is July already!
This is the block I would like made for me....
*NB There are further details on Flick'r- sorry to confuse you.....


With one minor major difference- 
I want it in reverse colours ie a red star on a white background!

The tutorial can be found here 

I didn't have many difficulties but please note.... some measurements are not included!
You will need to cut 8 X 1.5" x 2.5" white rectangles and 8 X 1.5" white squares.  These are used to make the 'arrow' head points of the centre star.

Be careful how you piece these...
The one on the left is correct, the one on the right is incorrect. Easily fixed by un'stitching' the centre seam and sewing the opposite sides together.

Another tip-
These pieces...

can be trimmed to 4.5" square. The designer does not mention this, but I think it is worth noting.

The final block is quite forgiving in that it does leave some leeway to be trimmed to its required 10.5" square.

Thanks everyone! I am looking forward to making this into possibly a Christmas table runner! Not much use for Christmas quilts in December in the Southern Hemisphere......
Susan

10 comments:

  1. Pretty! Should the white be bright white like Kona White or off white like Kona snow? Also, do you prefer the red to read as a solid?

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    1. Yes Carla- Kona white and red or 'reads as red'.

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  2. This will be beautiful! And I have the same questions as Carla. :)

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    1. Kona white and, yes the red should read as a solid. Sorry I put that on our Flickr page!

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  3. Susan--
    Can't wait to get going on this--thanks for a fun July block!
    Elizabeth

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  4. Hi Susan,
    Should the directions for cutting be reversed too? That we should cut 8 X 1.5" x 2.5" RED rectangles and 8 X 1.5" RED squares? From what you said, I thought you wanted a red star on a white background--the reverse of your sample block. Right? Or am I confusing myself?
    Elizabeth

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    1. I think it will be obvious when you look at the tutorial Elizabeth! These pieces are for making the arrow shape. They are totally missing from the tutorial. But the tutorial does show the block being made in the colourway I am now asking for! Have I confused you more? :-))

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  5. Won't that be pretty! Looking forward to a sew day. I gave the Kona white so I'm set. I'm behind with Rene's block tho so must finish that first ; (

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  6. This will be really pretty. I can't wait to try it!

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  7. Another great block selection Susan!

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