Delilah: Sew Along With HeartSong Quilts Month 6

Month 6–In Orbit, Make 4

Hi All!  At first look, this seems like an easy one, but it was a lot trickier than I thought.  I hope some of my mistakes and un-sews help you avoid the same mistakes.

I always start by selecting fabrics, and then arrange to my liking on my design board.  I suggest marking ALL corner points on each template.  * Template T22 is not a 60 degree triangle, so be sure to mark the starred point so you know which way to piece it in the block.
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Read through the entire post to see the two alternate ways to construct these blocks.

 

The first block I made, I pieced it the way the pattern is written.  I made unit T24/T23/T22 (press toward T22) and unit T24 rev./T23 rev./T22 rev. (press toward T24 rev.)  These seams I stitched all the way to edge.  I found it too messy leaving ¼” at seams, so snipped threads at edges and pulled one or two stitches of seams where I had to do a “Y” seam.

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Then I made the T25/T26 unit and inserted the corner units to finish the block.

 

For the second (and remaining 3 blocks) I pieced the corner units, and then inserted just T25 for both the top and bottom of the block.  I pieced a T25/T26/T25 unit and joined it to the center of the block.  This seemed easier to me.  On this construction, I sewed up to each seam to be able to make that “Y” seam work.

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Here are my finished blocks:

 

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Have fun!  As usual, if you have any questions, call Ann at 605-745-5330.  See you next month!