.....and buy a copy of this issue of Quiltmaker magazine!
Let me tell you why. As most of my readers know, I have been down after having a fall and back injury. So getting back to sewing has been a very slow, though much desired, activity.
I have been a subscriber to the Quiltmaker "Quilty Pleasures" blog for quite a while, as they always have interesting posts, not always related to the current magazine. For the last month or so, the editors have been talking about the Revolutionary Block by Anita Grossman Solomon. After seeing it written up THREE times, I thought to myself, "hum, I have that magazine! Let me see what is so special about that block."
It was not a disappointment. Looking at the completed block, I thought it looked complex. But after reading the directions, I thought this would be such a very cool quilt.
I laid two pieces of fabric, right sides together.
Following Anita's directions, I placed a sticky note in the top corner. Sewing down and pivoting . Do the same thing at the other corner.
Stack triangles, aligning the edges.
This is where the magic happens.
Measure from the top and cut through all the layers.
Another cut from the bottom.
Press all seams open -
arrange units -
sew together and trim!
I'm telling you peeps, this was so much fun and NOT labor intensive. As a matter of fact, it was so much fun, I made another block.
My Bernina was singing. Once I cut all the pieces out, I was able to assembly line sew until I put the last two pieces together. I would have made more, but I need to find my squaring up ruler first. Even without the right ruler, the block worked beautifully.
There were so many lovely combinations featured in the magazine, but the skys the limit.
You can use scraps, or a fat quarter bundle, batiks, baby fabrics. But I think this would look fabulous with Civil War fabrics.
So PLEASE go and buy the magazine, gather a bundle of fabrics, and have fun! You will not regret it.
Happy Quilting :-)