Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Getting somewhere

Here's my new beauty!
This one's going pretty fast only because...
I'm using 10" squares!


I laid two 10" squares together.
Right sides UP.

Made four diagonal cuts.
I imagined rays from the sun as I cut.
I DID NOT mark....
That makes it so much more FUN!!!
;)
I tried not to get too close to any of the corners!
That way I won't have too many seams in ONE place.

I lay them out like this.

Sew them together.
Beware!
They do not turn into SQUARE blocks at this point.

You have to trim them!
In a perfect world they should be 9"...
but mine are 8 3/4".
Am I concerned?
NO.

Hey!
They look kind of nice on point too....huh?

Is there a name for this block?
I'd kind of like to name mine
"SUNSHINE"
 :)

17 comments:

  1. Terrific free piecing idea! You are just so wonderfully clever! Always love coming here and see just how much fun you're always having!!!

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  2. I thought 2 blocks looked good yesterday. More are awesome! This will be a great quilt!

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  3. Oh, Beth, they are wonderful! You inspire me every day!

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  4. It looks so great..on point is fun too! Thanks for the tips. I have a layer cake lying around....would it work with that?

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  5. I love this! I bet these make up pretty quickly. Looking forward to seeing a whole top of them!

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  6. Beth,

    This is terrific. And I absolutely LOVE the various fabrics you used on the blocks. Keep up the great work.

    Alma

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  7. I love these blocks! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  8. Wow...these are striking blocks. Your color choices are fantastic. Thanks for the wonderful tutorial. Hugs

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  9. Oh, I like these, Beth! I love anything that is a stack and whack type. So much fun.
    Hugs, Deborah

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  10. I smiled because as I read, and before I read your final comment about the name you want to give it, I thought, doesn't that just remind me of rays of sunshine?
    I love the block.

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  11. I love these "free blocks"!!!You are right: they look like rays and they are beautiful!

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  12. They look like a ray of sunshine! Fabulous!

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  13. The colors look great! Reminds me of a Grandmother's Fan pattern gone modern. :)

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  14. Really beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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  15. I was told about your blog from a driend and might I say that I think that I am totally hooked! You are a very talented lady who likes to think outside the box and it is such a breath of fresh air..thank you

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