Two Tip Tuesday – new block

I’m excited to be involved with Block Stock campaign again this year.  It starts tomorrow!! You can read all about it on their website. Block Stock  Visit any of the shops/designers who are the retailers listed, make a purchase from them and you get FREE instructions for their block. The theme this year is “Welcome Home”.  I thought long and hard about what my block would be.  I’m keeping it VERY simple and totally related to the theme.  My original block is below.

"Won't You Be..." D.W.

“Won’t You Be…” D.W.

I’ve called it “Won’t You Be…”  Of course my neighbor!  I’m liking my funky tree, as four houses just seemed boring.  The block is a great way to use up odd scraps and play with colors.  I hope you will participate and shop with the retailers who have made some awesome blocks for you!  You can get my block by shopping on my website or shopping in my booth at a quilt show during the Block Stock campaign, Feb.1 – April 30.  During that time I’ll be at three AQS Quilt Week Shows…

~AQS Daytona Beach, FL March 1-4

~ AQS Lancaster, March 29 – April 1

~ AQS Paducah, April 26 – 29

In making the block, there are a couple tips to keep the roof/tree top goose units the correct size.

#1- Sew a thread’s width outside the drawn diagonal line when sewing the background to the main fabric.  The teeny tiny bit of space allows the block to stay the same width as the pressed seams takes up some fabric.

#2- Draw another diagonal line 1/2″ away from the first sewn diagonal and you get a bonus half square.  The half squares are not used in the neighborhood  block but could be a great border if making more blocks for a quilt!

Hope to see you at a show or on my website!

in quilting,

Debbie

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