Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Full on day.....

Tomorrow (later today) I will be showing some ladies (14) at my local craft group

How to put together a cobblestone block.

Here I have put together a little tutorial on our class.

We will swapping the cobblestones later and making some table runners.

The colour theme we are using is black/white.

Sorry for the change in text, it is to late to try and fix it.

That is what you get for trying to take short cuts and import a word Doc!!!!

Thanks to Squid 1

for putting my swap bags together, Great job!

 

 

 

        Cobblestone Tutorial

Using 2 fat quarters


Preparation

Press both fat quarters flat.


Cutting


Cut each fat quarter into 7 x 2½ in strips. Then cut each strip into 2 x 6½ in pieces and 3 x 2½ in pieces.

 

Blocks


Once cut divide all material into 2 block types.                

Block 1       2 x 2½ in    Black on White            

B/W             1 x 2½ in    White on Black
                     2 x 6½ in    Black on White

Block 2       2 x 2½ in    White on Black            

W/B             1 x 2½ in    Black on White
                     2 x 6½ in    White on Black

Repeat until there are 7 blocks in each colour combo. Any combo could be used.

Block Assembly

1.      Take 1 x 2½ in B/W square and sew a 1 x 2½ in W/B to the right side, with right sides facing together.

All seam allowance to be ¼ in.

Press seam outwards, away from the centre.



2.  Sew 1 x 2½ in B/W to the right side of the first two pieces on the W/B side, with right sides facing together.
Press seams outwards.



3.      Sew 1 x 6½ in B/W piece to the right side of the last piece with right sides facing together


                                                                                 block rotated to show next step

4.      Sew 1 x 6½ in B/W piece to the right side of the last piece with right sides facing together.
Press seam outwards.


                                                                               Finished block size 6½ in 6½ in

  Repeat steps 1 to 4 in opposite colours to make the contrasting cobblestone block.

Two fat quarters will make 7 blocks of each colour (B/W & W/B),
14 blocks in total.
Happy Sewing

2 comments:

Barb said...

Enjoyed your tutorial!

Karen 'n Chris said...

Good tut. Easy to follow. So are we going to see more of these?