Sunday, October 11, 2015

RSC Sampler October Block 2 - Kick

Since the Tri-Recs rulers were already out, I thought I'd go ahead and make a second block this month using the same basic shapes.  
This time, because we are making a four patch, the basic shapes can all be cut out of 3.5 inch strips.  From brown, use the "tri" part of the ruler to cut out 4 triangles.  
Then, with the background fabric folded right sides together, use the "rec" tool to cut 4 pairs of wing pieces.  
You can look back to the tutorial for last month if you need a step by step for piecing the pointy stars.  The background and star points are reversed in value this time though, so that the middle part is brown instead of the outer "wings" which were brown last time.  Sew all four subunits in the same way.
Getting the blocks all pointed in the correct direction is probably the only tricky part of this block.  starting on the upper right and working around, the top point should be up, right, bottom and left.  The diagonals are always pointing away from one another.  Just check against the picture to be sure you've got it right.  
Go ahead and sew the four patch unit together and the sampler part of your block will be ready to go.  It should be 6.5 inches unfinished.  
Here it is with the star points added.  


Kathy's A Quilter said...

Thank the building of the alternate blocks shall begin in earnest. I will be great to be re-united with a year's worth of loveliness going up on the design wall.

Deb A said...

Yea - I can sew this up tomorrow morning once I get the house to myself! We still have the lime green to go... right?

Delighted Hands said...

A lovely caramel and chocolate block.....

The Joyful Quilter said...

Looks like a really FUN block!!

Kate said...

Another fun block. I'm looking forward to seeing how everyone's sampler comes together.