Updated: Jul 31, 2022
Welcome to Spinning into Spring by Linzee Kull McCray.
Another fun block to make and plenty of opportunity to include some stripes or even directional fabrics. I really love the way these two blocks have turned out.
I have a few videos on my YouTube channel about cutting stripes.
Click Here for a link to my first video about cutting stripes.
These tips can be used for directional printed fabrics too.
For the large block I have used stripes in the C and D sections. For the C sections I have cut them so the stripes run parallel to the short side and made sure my stripes were centred about the width of the block. That way the stripes are symmetrical along each side.
In the D sections I ran the stripes lengthways so it looked like they were a continuation of the stripes from the C section.
I also fussy cut the bee for the centre E piece of the block.
For the 4 ½" block I ran the stripes lengthways in the C pieces but cut them from an asymmetrical section of the toweling. You can see this in the photo to the right.
As long as each piece is cut from exactly the same section, you will get a framing effect, like I have in mine.
For the small block I found that pressing the seams open, in the HST's and the centre section, really helped reduce the bulk.
This block now sits lovely and flat.
I think this block would be lovely repeated in a whole quilt, so this might be added to my 'wish list' to make more later.
The block was assembled and cut exactly the same as the instructions.
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