Happy Friday Everyone.
As promised here is block 1 of the NEW 2011 Block of the Month My Tweets.
Since these blocks finish at 14” and many of the blocks are asymmetrical I want to talk about printing your patterns. Each pattern has four downloads. Print each of these and tape them together to make your full sized pattern. Here is a diagram for doing this.
We will do this the same way for all the patterns since it allows the patterns to be easily printed on a home printer.
Make sure to cut your background fabric larger than 14.5" x 14.5". Fabric can shrink with applied applique so save yourself the headache and cut BIG. My squares are cut 18" x 18". Another handy idea is to use a pinking rotary blade to cut. This eliminates some unraveling.
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I hope everyone has as much fun making these blocks as I have had designing them.
Next week there will be two MORE tutorials on the various methods I am using so EVERYONE can be enjoy making this quilt.