Friday, July 31, 2015

Rainbow Scrap Challenge Sampler August - Mr. Roosevelt's Necktie

This is a very old fashioned traditional block.  I chose it because it has a nice diagonal motion.  I've been trying to make sure the movement and symmetry of the final quilt are taken into account.  Even though I planned out specific blocks at the begining of the year, I've been enjoying picking out blocks for each spot in the quilt.
Here are the pieces you will need:
2 - 3.5 inch squares of background fabric
2  - pairs of HST units cut with the easy angle ruler from a pair of 2 inch strips of different indigo fabrics, one lighter and one darker
6 - 2 inch squares of indigo
2 - 2 inch squares of background fabric
Start by sewing two HST units together along the hypotenuse.  Trim the dog ears and press.  This will make a HST unit with indigo and indigo.  I forgot to take a photo, but you can see it two photos down.  
 Take two small indigo squares and place them in the corner of the large background squares.  Draw a line from corner to corner on the indigo square.  Sew on the drawn line and press the square to make a flip and sew triangle.  Repeat with both squares. Save these for now.
 Two of the small indigo squares will combine with a HST unit and a background square to make a four patch.  You will need to make two identical four patches.
 OK, the four subunits you will need for your larger block are now done.  Arrange them so that the darker indigo HST units point to the center along with the flip and sew corners.
Here is your sampler square.  It should measure 6.5 inches unfinished.
Now add your star points and you are ready to add this block to your finished quilt.  

5 comments:

Deb A said...

That's two blocks! You are ahead of the game for August.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Wow!! You are REALLY on a roll. I knew that you are going away, but I didn't even consider that you may post the blocks BEFORE the month even begins!!!

Nell's Quilts said...

I like the diagonal movement in the block. Great start to indigo and it's not even August yet! Hope to have time tomorrow to get these two done.

Sandy said...

I have never seen this block before. It's hard to believe it's old fashioned, it's SO cool!

Delighted Hands said...

I've never seen that bow tie variation! You do piece wonderfully!