Tuesday, February 1, 2011

February 9 Patch 12" - 1. Details

So here we go for February!
This is another basic block, but its important to get the skills right here.  The purpose of this month is to learn how to match points so that when we move onto triangles and the like, you have a basic understanding of where to go.

I'm using these websites for info:

http://quilting.about.com/od/quiltblock ... lock_2.htm


The fabric requirements are very small, and its easy to cut out.  You just need 4.5" square pieces - 4 of colour A and 5 of colour B, and they go together like a checkerboard.

I'm going to be doing a scrap block and a coordinated block.  The scrap block is a simple 9 patch, whereas the coordinated block will be a double 9 patch.

Because this is so quick to sew, all the instructions will be in the next post, and the only tricks you will learn are chain piecing and matching points (my way...)

As always - there are loads of patchwork experts out there, I'm not one of them, but I am happy to help where I can.  If you have any suggestions for how to make life easier, please leave a comment so that we can all improve our skills!

So - on with the sewing.......

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