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Thread: Wings "Block"

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    Junior Member Derla's Avatar
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    Now - I have a question -- How am I going to live long enough to make all these quilts I have put on my to-do list?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derla
    Now - I have a question -- How am I going to live long enough to make all these quilts I have put on my to-do list?

    Derla
    It's very simple, Derla... you can't die until you use up your stash and make all the quilts you want to make. (Keep reading the board for more quilts to make! )

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    Thanks for the tut. I think I'm gonna give this a good try.
    Getting good and helpful instructions like this is really great... Thanks again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prayerquilter
    Thanks for the tut. I think I'm gonna give this a good try.
    Getting good and helpful instructions like this is really great... Thanks again.
    You're welcome!!

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    I love this one too

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    Templates

    hi Rhonda, May I have your templates? Thank you! PMNana

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    That is very neat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhonda View Post
    Here is another of my shortcut ways to make units or what I call "Blocks". This is made using my cut down methods.

    The cut down method is sewing swatches together and then cutting out a square from the center with a template.

    This one is more steps than the previous ones but they are easy steps.

    Please don't be intimidated by the look of the block. The beauty of this method is it allows you with easy steps to make something that looks complicated. This one also can create the illusion of curves when in fact it is all straight seams.

    I am not good at doing curves so this one is my top favorite "Block"!!! I love the design possibilities this Block creates!!

    It takes a bit more time to make a Block but it is worth it.

    You can find a lot more original designs in my Ebook.

    Since I am posting a couple of Wings Quilt Blocks in the Sampler Quilt along you will need these directions. I suggest you just practice making a few before you start on a Quilt Block.

    Wings Block
    Attachment 101677

    Cut a dark swatch and a medium swatch
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    Cut a dark swatch and a light swatch
    Attachment 101679

    Lay the medium and one dark swatch face to face and trim one long side
    Attachment 101680

    Sew them together and open and iron the seams open. To the side is fine but I think it lays better if the seam is flat.
    Attachment 101684

    Repeat for the other dark and light swatches
    Attachment 101685

    Now you need my template with the 30 degree scored on it.
    Attachment 101691

    Lay the joined swatches on a mini cutting mat. Lay the template on the swatches so the smaller side of the template is on the medium. Match the scored angle line with the seam. Hold the template firmly in place and cut along one side. Keeping your template from moving use your rt hand to gently turn the mini mat and continue to cut around the template.
    Attachment 101699

    Here you can see where I cut out the square
    Attachment 101700

    Here is the square you just cut out
    Attachment 101701

    Okay for the light /dark fabrics flip the template over so the smaller part is on the light swatch. Repeat the above steps and cut out another square.
    Attachment 101702

    The light/dark square
    Attachment 101704

    Now lay the ruler from corner to corner and make sure you are cutting it the same way as in this picture.
    Attachment 101705

    The other side
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    Here are the two halves of the Block
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    Put the two halves face to face and tack the seams in the middle together. Make sure they are meeting correctly. Then tack on each end
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    Sew them together
    Attachment 101712

    Open and iron the seam open
    Attachment 101713

    Now you need a template with a grid
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    Lay the template on the joined swatches so three of the corners lay on the seams. Cut out the square.
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    TaDa ,,, A Wings Block!
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    so much fun....

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