Thursday, June 11, 2009

For Adrienne From Kris

For this month, Adrienne sent vintage sheets she thrifted and some were hand dyed! These were new fabrics for me and it was awesome to work with something different. She requested Denise Schmidt Hop, Skip and Jump style blocks.

Following Zonnah, I figured I would share how I ended up accomplishing the task. If nothing else, it's a reference for me to go back to. This was my first time doing wonky free style blocks, so I followed the suggestion of another member of the bee on how to do it.

I cut all the pieces I was going to be working with a little longer than the height of the finished block (I cut to 7" to allow some leeway for a 6.5" block)

For each piece, I put the new piece on top of the other pieces that were already pieced. Here the orange piece is new and it's already been cut at angle from a previous step.
Snip.Sew.Send Block for Adrienne

Then I decided how wonky I wanted the seam to be and cut both pieces at that angle (making sure to leave a little extra for the seam allowance.
Snip.Sew.Send Block for Adrienne

Then I lined up the edges (right sides together) and off set them 1/4" so the pieces would still line up more-or-less straight after I sewed the seam.
Snip.Sew.Send Block for Adrienne

After I had all my pieces sewn together, I trimmed the height to the appropriate length (here 6.5"), and called it good. Here are the results:
Snip.Sew.Send Block for Adrienne

And an extra block that Adrienne said she's going to trim for another part of the quilt.
Snip.Sew.Send Block for Adrienne


Zonnah said...

lol...your way is way better then mine and it looks easy. I should have waited for you to post your method first :)

Kris said...

It's so funny you say that because after your post, I almost paper pieced it! :)

Zonnah said...


Hermione J. Schwartz said...

I just love seeing the different ways everyone is going about making the blocks. I received two in the mail today and I can't wait to get the rest!

Kris-Your blocks look great and thanks for the tutorial and pictures!