Thursday, May 2, 2013

Magic quilt block

I decided I wanted to learn to piece quilt tops and learn to quilt.  Today I cut out several 10 inch squares of fabric and a few strips 2  1/2 inches wide.  I followed the tutorial on you tube and this is what I came up with.
This is how the blocks looked when I first put them together.
Then I made a pencil mark down the middle diagonally with the blocks right sides together and sewed alone each side.  Then I cut along the pencil line and this is how they look. 

 The look a little different when you turn the blocks different ways.  This seems like a fun block to do.
I joined a Christmas quilt block exchange even though I have never pieced quilt blocks before.  I figured this would be a good time to learn.  Hopefully I will get pretty good at it by the time its time to exchange blocks.

One nice thing with this block is that the 10 inch middle blocks can be used when making the quick pot holders.  Tutorial here: And any extra strips can be cut down to use with the new craft Im in to called locker hooking.  I am almost done with my first locker hooked rug.  I will post a picture as soon as I finish it.

1 comment:

loves2spin said...

VERY nice! I can't wait to see your rug!