Modern Monday - Block 31
|No Name Block|
Block 31 - No Name BlockDoes this block look familiar? It should! We called it Snowball Variation back in Block 10. I knew this would happen eventually! I was so excited about this block but as I was piecing it, I had the distinct impression I'd done it before. I looked over the blocks, but all I saw was Block 20 Shoo Fly, so I thought that must be it, since they are really similar in construction. But as soon as I got done with both the MM and TT block, I saw it! Well, I could have bit the bullet and quickly made something else, but no. I decided that it would stay as is! Mistakes are part of quilting, and learning how to make lemonade from lemons is, too!
|Block 10 - Snowball Variation|
I even pieced it identically!
- From the light blue, cut a wonky square no smaller than 2 1/2".
- From the orange, cut 2 strips about 3" x 7" AND 2 squares about 3" square.
- From the white, cut 2 squares about 3" square and cut in half on the diagonal.
|Here's the fabrics I chose - no gray this week!|
|And here's the cut fabrics laid out how they will look when sewn.|
|First sew the two orange squares to either side of the blue center square. My orange was wider than my blue, so I trimmed it down to 2 1/2" wide.|
|Sew the sides on and press to the sides.|
|Trim to 6 1/2" square. Be sure to angle it so the center block continues to look wonky.|
|Trim off the 4 corners randomly so they aren't all the same. If you go really crazy here, you might need to re-cut your corner triangles so pay attention to that.|
|Sew your 4 corner triangles on and press to the corners. Trim to 6 1/2" square.|