Saturday, February 22, 2014

Quilt Shot Block #19~ Waste Not

Found in the following book
While this author suggests you use your scraps to "Waste Not,"
I had difficulty with the small slender triangle.
Here's my method of construction that unfortunately does "waste a bit."
For 12 inch square
Cut 4 right triangles
Lucky me had a 6 in + 1/4 inch seams triangle ruler.

Place a mark 2 ¼" as shown.
Press along the line shown by the ruler.
Placing right sides together, stitch along the folded line.
Press and cut.


 These corners will end up on the edge of the block, but when putting all the blocks together, it will be important these 1/4 inch corners be there.
 Make 4 to complete the block.
(I like the black peaking through the pieces. Might look good with black strips?)
 How about not wasting the white pieces, and use them in some strip quilting to waste not?

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5 comments:

  1. I like this block. I made an attempt at quilting a long time ago and gave up. I was bad at keeping everything lined up and it came out looking really bad. Some day I may give it a try again

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  2. We have a sweet neighbor who taught my daughter how to quilt, and she was quite the perfectionist too. I never learned to sew but I do admire people like you who do it so well. This is another gorgeous quilt square. ~Diane

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  3. Beautiful block and I agree that the black would look great with it! Thanks for sharing.
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  4. Beautiful block. Love all your quilt blocks. Thank you so much for Linkinking up @ Monday Handmade linkup Party!! :)

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  5. This is cute. I would have paper pieced it, actually.

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