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Tutorial Trial Thursday

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Hey Guys!

As promised, here is my trial on the Herringbone block by Bijou Lovely.  This block comes together really fast after you complete all the cutting.  I was very adventures because I stacked all my fat quarters and then cut the stack into 2 1/2 in strips.  I was done cutting very quickly!  Then I sorted my stacks, then sowed each strip stack into two sets of three and 1 strip.  After that, I began making one block at a time.  I am really have fun with the block and hope you decide to give it a try and if you get a chance go check out Bijou Lovely.  She has a wonderful blog and more tutorials to try over there also.

Let’s see the results:

  • How long did it take?  After cutting all the strips, piecing the block took about 10 minutes to complete one half of the herringbone.
  • Was it easy to follow? It was not hard to follow but I really had to pay attention to the directions when making my 1 1/2 inch marks and the direction I needed the strips to go.
  • Do you have any tips?  I suggest you use a marking tool like I did.  I used the Sewline Marking Pencil.
  • Would you make it again?  I will be making more of  these blocks …I am going to make a quilt for my husband using Artitextures that is totally his size.;0)

Here is your dose of eye candy for the Herringbone block:

First set of three strips sewed together

First set of three strips sewed together

Second Set of three strips sewed together.

Second Set of three strips sewed together.

Measure twice sew once!

Measure twice sew once!

I absolutely love the Sewline Marking Pencil.

I absolutely love the Sewline Marking Pencil.

I am pressing to the dark for this block.

I am pressing to the dark for this block.

Preparing to sew on the next strips.

Preparing to sew on the next strips.

Now I am ready to cut!  I am using a 6 1/2 ruler as a template.

Now I am ready to cut! I am using a 6 1/2 ruler as a template.

after cutting down my block using my ruler (template), I then squared it up right at 12 1/2 inches long giving me a 6 1/2 by 12 1//2 inch block.

after cutting down my block using my ruler (template), I then squared it up right at 12 1/2 inches long giving me a 6 1/2 by 12 1//2 inch block.

Now I am half way done to a finished block!

Now I am half way done to a finished block!

One Finished Herringbone block!

One Finished Herringbone block!

I will be back tomorrow posting the finshed quilt, hopefully!  LOL…so, until next time, sew pretty!

~Kare

Author: Pretty Lady Baby

I am just a girl trying to be crafty. Well really a woman but my thoughts are girly. I am embarking on a journey. I hope to complete all of my goals, share and learn from others.

One thought on “Tutorial Trial Thursday

  1. love those peachy colors and the turtles. I like the pattern but I go nuts with angles….looking forward to seeing it progress. Where do you buy those sewline marking pencils? Which is your favorite?

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