Saturday, August 20, 2016

Vice Versa Block of the Month - August

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.

Fox & Geese

This month's block puts your flying geese skills to the test! The Fox & Geese block utilizes flying geese and half square triangles to create a block with tons of visual movement. Let's see how ours turned out:
I'm personally a big fan of the no-waste flying geese method. I've made entire quilts using that method and they come together so much faster! Make sure to review AnneMarie's instructions on how to piece geese this way on pages 114-115 of the book. I typically use my Sewline pencil to draw my center guidelines. Their pencil lead glides really smoothly over fabric without tugging and draws a line dark enough to see where you're going but not so dark that you'll need to worry about lines showing through.

You can find the instructions for Fox & Geese block on pages 62-65 in AnneMarie Chany's book, Sister Sampler Quilts. As always, the Half-Square Triangle block can be found on pages 108-109.

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

1 comment:

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