Monday, August 17, 2015

Lost Lake QAL Week Four

Welcome, back! This week things get pretty exciting and the end is in sight. If you missed any of the previous instructions they can be found in the Lost Lake tab under the header.

Alright, let's jump right in. Every block is constructed the same way no matter which color it is. Layout your large half square triangles with the darker fabric in the bottom right. Then you will take sixteen of the smaller half square triangle units (same color as the main block) and arrange them around the center block. Five on top, five on the bottom, with three on each side. Here is a picture of one of mine layed out before sewing.

Take the five from the top and sew them together with a strict quarter inch seam. Do the same with the bottom five. Then sew the three from each side. Since there are so many seams in this block I pressed them all open. 

Once you have pressed the seams with a hot steamy iron sew the left and right sides to the center first. While sewing, I like to keep the smaller HST's on the top so I can watch the seams and make sure they don't flip. Then sew the top and the bottom seams, again pressing open. Block so be 15.5 inches at this point.

Repeat for the other 15 blocks and you're done for this week! It is starting to come together. Next week we will be piecing the quilt top! If you have any questions feel free to ask in the comments and I would be happy to help.  I would love to see your blocks. As always you can share on Instagram with #lostlakeqal. 

1 comment:

  1. I really like the fabric in your example photos here; triangle print for some HSTs (that tickles me). :)


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