Saturday, February 20, 2016

Vice Versa Block of the Month - February

Hello, everyone! For our 2016 Block of the Month, the Vice Versa quilt, we're going to share a blog post with you every month to show off our blocks, give you tips and tricks, or lend suggestions on how to make sewing that block a smoother process!

For all of the blocks in the Vice Versa quilt, we recommend pressing all seams open. Some of the pieces in these blocks can get small and pressing open can help reduce bulk when multiple seams collide.

Shoofly

The Shoofly block is one of the simplest blocks in the whole Vice Versa quilt so we're starting off pretty easy. Here's how our two coordinating blocks finished!


On pages 42-43 of Sister Sampler Quilts, you can find the super easy instructions for this block.

AnneMarie included a handy tutorial for two-at-a-time half-square triangles in the back of the book on page 108. I use a pencil to draw my diagonal line on the wrong side of the fabric, since it typically leaves a pretty light mark.

I like that she included the Half-Square Triangle equation in the tutorial--we won't need it in this quilt, but I know it will be useful in the future when I'm attempting my own quilt math.

That's all for this month. I look forward to seeing all of your finished blocks on Instagram! We're using the hashtags #viceversaBOM, #PCFviceversaBOM, and #sistersamplerquilts.

Until next time,
Hayley

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