Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Vice Versa Block of the Month - July

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.

Capital T

Here's a modern take on a traditional block. The Capital T block dates back to the late 1800s and has quite a history--if you're interested in reading about it, I found a pretty cool site with the full history.


There are quite a few small pieces in this block, but they all come together nicely. It's really important to be precise with your cutting and seam allowances since there are so many points that need to meet in order to give you the nifty "T" shape that's hidden in these designs.

The tutorial for this block can be found on pages 58-61 of the Sister Sampler Quilts book. Again, you can find AnneMarie's tutorial for two-at-a-time HSTs at the back of the book on pages 108-109. You will also find her tutorial for Flying Geese on pages 112-113. 

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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