Week 15 in the year of Farmer's Wife 1930s Quilt Along and blocks 29 and 30. My block is 29, Doris (p.188, letter p.90):
Rotary Cutting for Foundation Paper Piecing
Centre Square: cut (1) 2 ¼" square
Small half square traingles: cut (2) 2 ¼" squares in blue; sub-cut each once diagonally to make 2 half square triangles.
Large half square traingles: cut (2) 3 ½" squares each from two contrasting colours; sub-cut each once diagonally to make 2 half square triangles in each colour
Top tips for this block
- Use rotary cutting for squares and half square triangles
- Use freezer paper templates for other triangle shapes- see this QAL post for the method
- Have a strong contrast between the fabrics used.
- Use a water based glue stick. I use Sewline, to stick the first piece of each section
- Chain pieces where possible
- Nest seams wherever possible
- Press seams open when sewing sections together (see reverse of block in photo below)
Kona Candy pink
Robert Kaufman Fabrics-Penny's Dollshouse, Floating Leaves
Bonnie and Camille for Moda, Daysail crosshatch in aqua.
Remember you can:
- Use the hashtags Don't forget to use #fw1930sqal on Instagram and the Flickr group if you like to share there.
- For individual blocks, you can use #dorisblock and #emblock on Instagram, Fat Quarter Shop and Angie are using these hash tags, #fw29doris, #fw30Em, I'm using both hashtag systems.
- You can also copy and paste links to any blog posts you do on these blocks in the comments and I'd love to visit and take a look.
- You are welcome to watch and join in the chat on Periscope at 2.30pm GMT today, I'm periscope.tv/@verykb. It will be available for 24 hours to replay before it disappears! Link will be in my twitter feed @verykb and I'll post on Instagram and twitter about 15 minutes before it goes out.
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You can join the quilt-along at any time, all the posts are here for you to catch up with. The quilt along is taking a break for a week whilst Christmas and holiday activities kick off. We return 4th January and Charise from Charise Creates will be back for another guest post. In the meantime to all those following the quilt along in any way, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and see you in 2016!