Welcome to Part One of my new
Market Day Sew~Along!
I've so been looking forward to this! This week we have only one block to make. For the other weeks, there will be more than one block. Hhmmm...have I got ya wondering??
Let's get to the good stuff.......
When I first announced the Market Day Sew~along, I told you the blocks would be fairly simple to construct, and they'd be 3 inches finished, and they are. For those of you looking for a bit of a challenge, I'm also going to give you cutting instructions to make your blocks at half the size! That means they will be 1 1/2 inches finished! OMG, OMG....they are sooooo cute!
(Note: Yardage requirements given are for the full size quilt only and did not include both sizes. You will not be able to make both quilts from the yardage given.)
Challenging myself to do things "out of my comfort zone", and trying new techniques is something that I feel strongly about, and has been on my mind a lot lately. That's how we grow as quilters! Is there nothing better than trying something new, learning from it, and feeling that satisfying moment of success? So.....if you've ever wanted to try making a sweet, tiny little block, this is a good time. Really, they're adorable! What have you got to loose but a few scraps? Consider making both quilts with the smaller blocks/quilt in a different color-way than the full size version. Perhaps a green, red, gold and lights version for Christmas?
While these blocks are little, they are very do-able. Give them a try...I will happily take the credit for your new addiction to tiny blocks!!
The cutting instructions and directions for the half-size, smaller size blocks will be listed in red.
Cutting InstructionsFrom gold print #1:
*Cut (1) 3 1/2" ( 2") square
From blue print # 1:
*Cut (4) 2" (1 1/4") squares
(Sewing directions are always the same for both size blocks.)
*Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of the (4) 2" (1 1/4") blue print squares.
Position one blue square in a corner of the 3 1/2" (2") gold print square.
Sew just a scant two threads inside (the seam allowance of) the diagonal line; press and trim the connector corner.
We're on our way! More next Friday, so be there or be square. Teehee! Have fun!!