When I was at Mary Koval's shop, I had gathered all those beautiful fabrics and they have been sitting here taunting me to cut them up... Don't you hate that when that happens? he he!
I figure it's time for another Xmas quilt, Why not? So I cut into them last night, added some extra fun fabrics to bunch, made one block, then immediately set out to make a whole bunch more...
(Just like potato chips, I tell ya!)
I made this block for a quilt for Michael Miller fabrics for Spring market, and always thought I needed to make another quilt with it... So, I thought, why not these!
See how fast they are multiplying?
They do go together VERY QUICKLY... Want to sew along?
Winged Square block
What you will need:
These are 15" finished blocks... 15.5" unfinished.
I like to use as many different backgrounds as possible for that good SCRAPPY look...
so for each block, I cut
3.....6 3/4" blocks of background fabrics
2.....5 1/2" blocks of background fabrics
RED & GREEN fabrics:
3.....6 3/4" blocks of red or green (your choice) fabrics
1.....5 1/2" blocks of (red or green) fabrics
I plan on making 16 blocks... so 8 are green and 8 are red... Although, if you know how I design quilts, that may very well change by, say, tomorrow. LOL! ( good luck with that!) I have no set plan for my blocks... I just make them, and put them up ,and look at them, and wait for them to tell me what's next...
to make 8 SUPER FAST HST's ( my pal Peg's way)
lay your 6 3/4"squares, one background and one color fabric, right sides together.
(below) Draw a line diagonal from corner to corner on each of the three sets...
...next, sew a 1/4" seam down either side of the Drawn line.
then make 4 cuts... corner to corner, and also horizontal middle and vertical middle...
trim your dog ears... it makes for much easier piecing...
I like to chain piece my HST's into strips to join this block in three segments... note the layout on the HST's go in opposite directions on either end of the block...
Winged Square block
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