I don't remember where Gloria got the idea for the block but she figured out the cutting for us and on Sunday last I set to work..................well, not quite true. I started on Saturday evening by digging out fabrics, cutting them and getting ready to sit and sew on Sunday. It was raining and a good day to do it.
Gloria was right. They are easy. I did however change the cutting size to make it easier for me. I get rid of more fabric this way too.
This column if full of tips for making things easier when doing something like this. The cuts for the blocks were as follows:
1 centre strip..............1 1/2" x 6 3/4" (which I changed to 7")
2 side pieces..............3 1/2" x 6 3/4" (which I changed to 7")
When sewing these together, I strip pieced. To strip piece I laid one centre strip on top of one side piece, right sides together, and just keep feeding them through you sewing machine. I did 20 at a time. This is what it looks like when you are all done. One set after another. No, I don't pin when I do this.
and give it a good pressing so the seam lies flat.
When you sew strips together it is wise to sew the strip in one direction on one side and the other side in the other direction. This way you avoid wavy seams. It may not happen as much with a 7" strip, but when you are sewing 20" seams it can happen. Its very difficult to get rid of.
This is what I'm giving away. There are 56 blocks here. 100 -- 6 1/2" blocks will make a twin size quilt. For every block you send, you will get one back.