Thursday, January 26, 2012

Candy Land Quilt: Corner Block Tutorial

This tutorial is for one block of a quilt we are making for our February do.Good Stitches quilt. You can find the rest of the tutorials for this quilt by going to the main post.


Here is the corner block tutorial. I am going to only type up the tutorial for one block. If you want a faster piecing method for the scraps for 2 blocks, just follow the same technique as in the tutorial for the Straight Line block tutorial. The only difference is that you will unpick the strips into the lengths shown later in this tutorial. (the required number of scrappy squares is the same, so it all works out. If you have any questions, be sure to ask!) :) This really only has a few variations from the straight line block, and is actually also fairly simple! More like making one corner of a log cabin block. All seams have 1/4" seam allowance.

Instructions for 1 Block:


From Background Fabric (BGF) Cut 1 of each:
2.5” x 2.5”                               1.5” x 3.5”
2.5” x 5.5”                               1.5” x 4.5”
2.5” x 7.5”                               1.5” x 8.5”
2.5” x 10.5”                             1.5” x 9.5”
2.5” x 12.5”                                              

SHORTCUT to cutting: 
Cut 2 strips of 2.5" x 18" - cut one down to 5.5" and 12.5" pieces, the other into 10.5" and 7.5" pieces
Cut 2 strips of 1.5" x 13" - cut one down to 3.5" and 9.5" pieces, the other into 8.5" and 4.5" pieces.

From scraps:
 cut 48 squares - 1.5" x 1.5"

Sew your scraps into the following lengths of squares: (each are one scrap wide, make one of each length)


2 squares                    7 squares
3 squares                    8 squares
4 squares                    9 squares
5 squares                    10 squares

Next, with your 2.5"x2.5" BGF square as the starting piece, we are going to build onto the top and side of it like this in the order shown. (I have numbered the strip so you know which to use next.)

doGood-feb-coner-bgf-numb  doGood-feb-corner-SS-numb

It will come together about like this:
don't pay attention to the proportions so much, I exaggerated them so you can see how they will fit together.

and here is how your finished block should look, of course your seams don't have to be in the exact places, but you get the idea. :)

Congrats! You are finished!

If anyone makes this, outside of my do.Good Stitches group, I'd love to see them! 
You can share them in my flickr group! :)

You can find the rest of the tutorials for this quilt by going to the main post.


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