Saturday, August 29, 2015

Sept and Oct Block Lottery 2015 - Woven Chevron and Zig Zag Blocks

For our October meeting we have 2 blocks for you to participate in, yes that is TWO blocks to play with. 

One is actually a September block that will be turned in with our October meeting as well as the block for October. 

We will have 2 lotteries for that meeting so it should be lots of fun!

Sept block:


Woven Chevron block completes at 8.5in unfinished. Color palette will be Kona or Bella white for the back ground & aqua and coral/salmon for the colors.

We found this block at Elven Gardens blog & she has some lovely block tutorials there, it is well worth a look around!


When putting this block together, make sure to sew a scant 1/4” as well as press your seams. I am a starching queen as it seems to help maintain the correct size for my block. We are doing a lot of the HST’s for these lotteries in October because you can come up with so many variations!. On that note? One of the things you need to pay attention to is when you put your blocks together, is the direction of your pieces. If you don’t? You might end up with your own design… LOL!

Oct Block:



The October block is called the ZigZag path and is done in Halloween fabrics & solids with a background of black. I changed the color scheme up as follows from the original post: the teal was changed to black (background), the "white" is the solid color to match the print (in mine, the solids were purple, orange, grey & green with prints to match) & the “red” in the pattern is the actual Halloween print. 


For those of you that don’t like Halloween prints? How about some QOV blocks out of red, white & blue? I think this block would make some stunning blocks for the QOV.



Some tips for this block that I discovered is to use a scant 1/4 inch seam on the diagonals as well as cut the 4 7/8 inch blocks as 5 inch blocks. This gives you a little more room to press & starch & then cut down to a 4.5” block. Also remember to refer back to the diagram so that your design matches the the correct spin/pattern! Otherwise your seam ripper will become your best friend once again. LOL!

Happy sewing!

Elaine
Block Lottery Coordinator 

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