I loved seeing everyone’s #1336 blocks! Such great fabric choices! I hope everyone’s ready for block 2….
If you’re keeping all your sew along blocks in a project, open up your project in BlockBase so we can add this new block.
Now let’s find Block #2741. You can use the Search by Number tool like we did for the first block, but let’s explore the BlockBase screen. Take a look at the left side of the screen. This is called the Bookshelf and it’s where the Pattern Categories are displayed.
Find Maltese Cross in the list and click on it to open the book, then click the Like Spider Web page.
Now look at the Pattern Page part of the screen and find Block #2741. Click on the block to select it. Click the Print Block tool and choose Templates from the drop-down menu.
Now type in your size- remember it’s finished size! BlockBase adds the seam allowance for you. Preview your printout and then click Print.
If you’re saving all your sew along blocks in a project, click the Add to Project tool and then the Save Project tool.
About Sewing #2741
A beginning quilter could look at this block and say “huh?” The piecing is not straightforward, but it’s really not as complicated as it looks. You construct this block in wedges.
Four wedges look like this:
And four wedges look like this:
Sew the wedges together in pairs.
Then the pairs together. And the two halves together.
Come back on Friday, October 26 to show off those finished blocks!