Thursday, April 9, 2015

RSC Sawtooth Sampler - Purple Block 2 -- Broken Sugar Bowl

Purple will form he upper two corners of the Sawtooth Sampler quilt, and so I was looking for something with a strong diagonal line. I thought of Jacob's Ladder, but I'm trying not to repeat blocks from last year. I really liked the sugar bowl that Angie posted a tutorial for recently, but it would have worked better in a lower corner than an upper corner. That led me to this picture of a a Broken Sugar Bowl block. Just right.
This block is on a basic nine patch grid.  That means the main subunit needs to 2.5 inches unfinished.  Because it combines plain blocks with HST units, it is the perfect time to break out your easy angle ruler.
I used three purples for my block, along with a background fabric.  You could use more or less of course.  You will need 2.5 inch strips of medium and light purple as well as background fabric.
1.5 inch squares are used to make the four patch units for this block.  You will need 1.5 inch strips of dark purple and background fabric.
Start with light purple and background 2.5 inch strips placed right sided together.  Use the easy angle ruler to cut 4 HST units.
In addition to the 4 HST units, you will need 2 - 2.5 inch squares of medium purple.  Everything else comes from the 1.5 inch strips.  You 4 - 1.5 inch squares each of background, light and dark purple.  If you were making a lot of these squares, strip sets would work, but we will only need two of each color combination, so single squares are easier this time.
First sew your HST units along the hypotenuse, press the seam toward the purple fabric and trim the dog ears.  Next combine your 1.5 inch squares.  You will need two dark and background, two light and background, and two dark and light purple.  Press all the seams toward the darker fabric.  Combine them into three four patches.  Two have one dark and light purple square along with two backgrounds while the last has just purples.
Now that your four patches are done, you should have 9 subunits ready to go.  The four patches march along the diagonal with the dark side of the HST units nestled in.  Solid purple squares then fill out each corner.
Go ahead and sew your nine patch block together.  It should be 6.5 inches unfinished.
Finally, place your Broken Sugar Bowl Block into the center of sawtooth star points using the tutorial found here.  That is it for purple sampler blocks this month.  All that remains is to save some 2.5 inch squares for the alternate blocks.  You should save 24 of those to use later.  


Sara said...

This one is especially adorable.

Teresa in Music City said...

That's so gorgeous in those beautiful purples!!!

Angie said...

Yay for Sugar Bowl blocks!

Delighted Hands said...

Wow, this one is very classy! Great work.

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Jo said...

I can't wait to get back into sewing for me and completing some RSC15 blocks.
Maybe one day I'll catch up

Magpie Sue said...

That sugar bowl block looks especially good in purples! May have to give that one a try; I don't think I've ever made one before.