Friday, February 20, 2009

February 2009 BOM #2

Here’s the second block for February. I picked one that a little different; it’s an original pattern from Quilterscache and the link to the instructions follows:

This block has a technique that we haven’t done yet on the BOM’s. It’s commonly called partial-seam piecing. If you haven’t ever tried it, this would be a good time to add a new skill to your reportoire. The last paragraph on page 1 of the instructions says to sew to a point ¼” from the center square. My personal preference is to leave more than ¼” open; up to 1” is good and won’t get you into any trouble. If you need help with this technique, let me know.

Here’s a pic of the one I did:

As you can probably see, I altered the color-way a little. If you want yours to look like mine, cut only two of the light 2-1/2” squares, and two dark ones. When you get to the instructions for making the unit B’s substitute the dark squares for the light ones in the picture. You can do it either way, but I thought adding those dark squares gave the block a little more interest and movement.
Have fun!

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