Thank you all for your kind emails and comments on my tutorials.
It makes me happy to know if they have
helped you in any way.
It's so important to enjoy
each and every process in the
wonderful world of quilting!
I'll be making this block today...
and while I make it...
I'll show you how I cut squares and sew
"Easy Corner Triangles"
on any segment of a quilt block that
requires a triangle on the corner.
These are the rectangles that require the triangles on opposite corners.
I did the math
on what size to cut them...
And went to work stitching them together
from corner to corner.
One side stitched...
And pressed again.
When I stitched the other side I paid close attention which direction to sew my seam for this particular segment.
I pressed and trimmed...
And pressed again:)
I laid the block out on my
for sewing into a block.
This is where the
"partial seam" part
of the tutorial comes in!
I use a partial seam technique
whenever I sew four long triangles
around a center square.
I place the center square and one of the rectangles with RST just like I normally would when I am sewing them together.
But before I start to sew...
I place a cute pin in the middle to
remind me where to stop stitching.
I sew until I get to the pin....and stop.
I don't backstitch.
This is the only partial seam that I need
to sew in the entire block.
I finger press towards the center square and lay it back down on my design board.
As you can see from the above photo...
the rectangle segment above the one I have just sewn lines up perfectly.
That's the one that I sew next....
no partial seam...sew both of the segments with RST from one end to the other.
See?...just like this.
I press and lay it back down on my board.
As you can see...
I am working in a counter clockwise
direction and the next rectangle
lines up perfectly...yay!
I press again and lay it down on my
board once more to make sure I
sew it together right:)
I sew the last rectangle to the
center of the block...
And this is what my block looks like
at this point....
I just have to close up my partial seam...
Like this:)...easy peasy!
Finished block size...6" x 6".
White = Sunkissed
Pink = Annie's Farm Stand
Gray = ?
I have had fun teaching you some of the methods that I use...
I absolutely love to teach.
You all are the teachers pet...
and you get an A+!!!