Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Signature Block

Hi ladies of Hive 5! I would love it if you could make a signature block that I can use on the back of my bee quilt so I will always remember who helped me make it. :) My plan is to have you make a smaller version of the center block from the Rocky Mountain Puzzle block to use as the siggy block, and then I will take them and add on the HST to make up a bunch of 8 1/2" blocks for the back of the quilt. I'm going to give instructions for both the center square as well as the unfinished 8 1/2" block just in case someone wants to make one someday, but I in NO WAY expect you to do more than just the center siggy part!!! 

12.5" block next to sample 8.5" block for comparison.


Center signature block:

solid in a color your pen will show up on: 3" square
Frame in color of choice: two 1.25" x 3" rectangles
                                      two 1.25" x 4.5" rectangles

1. Sign 3" square with fabric pen in your choice of color.

2. Sew a 1.25" x 3" bar to opposite sides of the 3" square. Press away from the center square.

3. Sew the 1.25" x 4.5" bars to the remaining opposite sides of the center square unit. Press away from the center square. Your siggy block should measure 4.5" square.

----------------------------Siggy Block is complete.--------------------------------

To make an 8.5" Rocky Mountain Puzzle Block:

Follow the above instructions to make the center square unit, substituting your choice of fun print for the solid 3" square.

HST units:

background fabric: five 3" squares
                             two 2.5" squares
main fabric: five 3" squares

Use your 3" squares to make 10 HST units, which you will square up to 2.5". Follow the tutorial here to complete your block.


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