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Block Work.

Posted on | August 20, 2012 | 10 Comments

I really enjoy the way some blocks can be made in such a simple way to give quite a striking result.

I wanted to make these ????? blocks and saw that they were made quite simply using jelly roll strips. They are normally cut using a 90 degree triangle template, but I didn’t have one of those so I used my 6 1/2 inch square. It has a diagonal line across it that can be lined up with the edge of the jelly roll strip. Then it is just a case of alternating the template to cut the triangles.

Once they are cut it is easy to arrange each group of four into a block. I have found that I can cut 8 triangles from a jelly roll strip, so therefore can make 2 full blocks from each strip combination.

Here’s a different one sewn together but not trimmed up yet.

The fabric range is Sleepytime by Moda.  I am looking forward to seeing how all these blocks look when they are together.

I have also been preparing a few felt decorations  for that merry time at the end of the year. These are now ready for a little bit of hand stitching.

I think that jolly time at the end of the year is going to sneak up very quickly now.

Have a great week.

10 Responses to Block Work.

  • Fiona says:

    love the blocks… I have also used a 6″ ruler for a similar project…. saves some money!! love your little snowmen…. too sweet…

  • joan says:

    Love your blocks, and how easy can that be. I have to send this on to a friend of mine who is just starting to quilt. She will love this! You snowmen are going to be adorable. Nothing like getting a head start on the holidays! You go girl! :-)

  • I think you’re right – it will be here before you know it! Those snowmen are cute as can be before stitching any extras on them. Can’t wait to see what you do to enhance them. I like those easy blocks that look difficult, too. I’ve made those double hourglass blocks and they make a very striking quilt.

  • Denise in PA says:

    Those look just like my Short Story blocks! I found them so fun to make! I, however, was not as smart as you. I figured I could probably make do with a ruler I had, but couldn’t wrap my brain around it, so went and bought the ruler the directions called for. Wish I would have seen your post first – LOL!

  • k says:

    Great block, you reminded me that I have some of those laying around somewhere! I must go find them…

  • sunny says:

    I really like that block pattern, and your snowmen are adorable. It’s hard to believe we’re starting to think of snow in just a few short months.

  • Shez says:

    i think you are right Karen and your little snowmen are so cute,well done.xx

  • Pokey says:

    Your blocks will be so nice into a quilt, the prints with white look so crisp! I’m with you, it seems the holidays sneak up, and getting a few things done ahead is so helpful ~

  • I love that block and have just now realized that it would be a good use of many of my scrap strips!!!

  • Love your blocks…very cool. Love your snow people too! Hope you are seeing some signs of spring!


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