Friday, September 8, 2017

Lady of the Lake - A Classic & Vintage Block

The Lady of the Lake block is the newest Fat Quarter Shop tutorial and pattern in their "Classic and Vintage Series".   This block is quick to make following their great tutorial (which can be found on their free pattern page) or go watch their YouTube video here.


The pattern suggest using half square triangle paper but since I didn't have any on hand I drew diagonal lines on my background fabric and stitched on either side with a 1/4 inch seam allowance.  After that I used my rotating mat to cut along my pencil lines.


Then I lined up the triangles with the 45 degree line and cut them all together, creating the required HSTs.


 A helpful tip if you don't have one of those fancy rulers for trimming block is to run several layers of washi tape down the back side of your ruler along the 45 degree line.  It creates a little ridge that can rest up against the seam line making it easier to keep everything lined up while you trim.

 
 This pile of scraps was all I had from creating these blocks.  There is really very little waste!
 I've completed 16 blocks so far but had to stop because I ran out of the background fabric I was using and then bought the wrong color.  So hopefully in a few days I'll be able to go pick up what I need and get the rest of my blocks made.  My print fabric is a bundle of Amy Sinibaldi's Les Petits from Art Gallery.
 

2 comments:

  1. Looking good! Can't wait to see the finished quilt :)

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    1. Thank you! I'm hopeful that I can get it finished in time to gift to one of my family members for Christmas!

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