Monday, September 21, 2015

Sawtooth Sampler Whirling Blades

I'm feeling a whirling theme this year. I saw this one on Modern Diary as a mini quilt.
You will need 1.5 inch strips in orange and background.  I chose two oranges, but you could use one or more.
The smaller blade is only slightly tricky to cut.  Taking your 1.5 inch strips, line up the easy angle ruler with the strip centered between the 1 inch and 2.5 inch lines.  You will need four of these shapes.
To make the piecing easier, go ahead and trim the dog ears using the other end of the ruler.  Repeat the entire process to cut 4 of the same shapes out of background.  My fabrics are the same on both sides, but if they are not, make sure you do a mirror image.
In addition to the center strip pieces, you will also need 4 each of 3.5 by 1.5 inch strips in background and in orange.
To piece the center strips, sew the orange and background pieces together along the hypotenuse.  Repeat for all four sections.  
Press toward the orange fabric and you should have a rectangle which is also 1.5 by 3.5 inches.
Sew all three strips together with the long orange side of the center strip facing right so that it makes a little step up.  Press both sides away from the center section.  Repeat for all four sections.  Your subunit should measure 3.5 inches.
The four sections should be put together so that the orange sections rotate from the left.  Check out the picture to be sure everything is facing the right way.
Here is your finished 6.5 inch sampler block.
Add your star points to the finished sampler and you are done with the Sawtooth blocks for September.  Stay tuned for the alternate blocks.  

6 comments:

Sara said...

Very cute block! The orange ones definitely have a "twirly" theme.

Delighted Hands said...

Energized in a little block-great choice!

Deb A said...

Love the way you got the shapes! Lots of whirls and twirls for orange =)

thecraftyyak said...

Love this block too. As I have already made my orange blocks I think I will make this in another colour - it's too good to pass up!

Andee said...

oh FUN! I am on it midweek, YIPEE!

Kate said...

Very fun little blocks.