Monday, April 13, 2015

Trip Around the World block......

Julierose was asking how I did my TATW blocks for the RSC Challenge so I decided to take a few photo's to explain how I do mine.

I am using 2.5 inch squares from the scrap bin and then I pull from the shelf if I need more blocks =).

I start with one 2.5 inch square and then each row is added in increments of 4. I pull my colors which determines where they will go - sometimes I only have enough for 4 or 8 squares so those are the center and edges. I cut them out and I have been having my round 7 be the white which takes 28 squares. Round 1 is 4, round 2 is 8, round 3 is 12.... etc until round 7 which is 28 white. Then I start down with 28, 24, 20, 16,12,8 and the final four on the corners. This is giving me a 30 inch finished block in a trip around the world pattern.

I mark a 1/4 inch sewing line on the back of each square.

Lining up to the edge

Sew to the cross point of the drawn lines.

Swing the square over to line it up with the square. You are sewing a backwards L.

start sewing on the line until you get to the next cross point.

One square added to the block. I just continue with a running stitch  until I run out of thread.

Hope that helps!

With that one block added. Time for ribs for dinner (Yummy) with some potato salad and some veggies in italian dressing. Then scouts. 


Julierose said...

thanks for the photo tutorial Deb--yes it does help...hugs, Julierose

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Thanks for the tutorial. I like how your TATW blocks are coming along.

Ray and Jeanne said...

Great tut! Thanks. Love the colors and shading in this block. Hope the ribs were great! ~Jeanne

a good yarn said...

Ah-ha! I thought you stitched rows first. Dinner sounds delish!

Angie said...

Great hand-sewing project and the 2.5" blocks are a perfect size!

Kristie said...

Great tutorial. I don't do a lot of hand piecing, that is something that I would like to do more of in the future. I do work on my hexies and applique but not a lot of hand piecing.