Welcome to Part 3 of the Mmmwhaah! Quilt Project!
In part 2, I demo’d how I made the building blocks for the X’s and O’s. Now it’s time to put those X’s and O’s together!
See this photo below? See how those building blocks, depending on how they are turned create and X or an O?
That’s what we’ll be doing in today’s lesson…
1. The first thing to do is decide which 4 building blocks you want to use!
Arrange them, turn them around, play with them until you get a combination that is pleasing. Notice how some of them have the same fabric next to each other? Yeah, I don’t like that. So I just keep turning them until I get what I want.
For demonstration purposes I’m going to use these extra YELLOW building blocks, seen below. Just note to yourself that this pattern makes 4 YELLOW O blocks and 9 PINK X blocks!
2. Now sew the 4 blocks together by first sewing 2 sets of two blocks…
…being careful to match up the seams. (Just a note here…the seams were ‘soft’ pressed in the previous step. It is at THIS point in the process that you’ll know which way you need to ‘HARD’ press them) Press them in OPPOSITE directions…
…can you see that here?…look at the two photos below. The first one shows the seam allowance going DOWN (on the bottom block)…
Step 3 is Complete!
Stay tuned for Step 4: Setting Triangles!
Happy Quilting, Happy Sewing!
- Mmmwhaah! Quilt Project Part 1 – Cutting! (sewingforlife.wordpress.com)
- Mmmwhaah! Quilt Project Part 2 – Sewing The X and O Building Blocks! (sewingforlife.wordpress.com)