A request from Ellen ~ Hello to friends
from around the world. I know people from
all corners of the globe visit this post to help
them with their quilting. I would like a bit of
assistance if possible. I will be taking the trip
of a lifetime in a few months and would like to
collect fabric from the countries I visit so I can
make a special project when I return home. I
will be going to: Prague * Istanbul * Mumbai *
Delhi * Jaipur * Pushkar * Agra * Singapore *
Bali * Sydney * Auckland * Tokyo * Los Angeles *
Santiago, Chile * Buenos Aires * Rio de Janiero.
If anyone can tell me locations to buy fabric of
the country/ region, I would appreciate it.
Please leave a message on this blog or email me
Hi! If you enjoy this blog, please become
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there using these tutorials! And pop on over
to the American Homestead blog and see what
is going on in my life. All the best! ~ Ellen
Since the Disappearing 9-patch tutorial
has been so popular, here is another option
using a 4-patch block.
Fabric A: White
2 - 7 1/2" squares
Fabric B: Pink
1 - 7 1/2" square
Fabric C: Green
1 - 7 1/2" square
Layout squares as shown and sew together
in 2 rows, press seams to the dark fabrics.
Sew rows together and press seam open
to reduce bulk.
Make a cut 5 1/2" in from each side of the block.
Now this is where the magic happens.
Our 4-patch has now become a 9-patch.
Take the left center unit and swap it with
the right center unit, then take the top
center unit and swap it with the bottom
center unit. Then sew together in 3 rows.
Press seams in rows 1 and 3 to the inside
and seams in row 2 to the outside.
Sew rows together and press seams
to the outside.
I made the original squares large enough
so you have plenty of room to square up
at the end. With sewing, cutting and sewing
back together, you want your finished block
to be as accurate as possible. Using a 12 1/2"
square ruler, place the 6 1/4" lines on the
center seams, both vertical & horizontal and
trim top and right sides. Now turn the block
and square 2 remaining sides to 12 1/2".
Quick & easy!
This is how it looks if you put the
blocks side by side.
By rotating every other block
you have this design.
I think it would look great as
a scrappy quilt.