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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Harry Potter Quilt: Mandrake


Hi! πŸ‘‹ Welcome back! Today I'm sharing the latest extra block to join the Harry Potter Sew Along page -- the Mandrake. Huge shout out to Kay for sketching this out and sending to me to write up for you!




Here's the how-to for stitching this peculiar plant. Note: All seams are scant quarter inch.




Fabric A (background):
(19) 1 1/2" sq. (*)
(6) 1 1/2 x 2 1/2" (**)
(2) 1 1/2 x 3 1/2" (***)
(4) 2 1/2" sq.
(1) 2 1/2 x 3 1/2"
(1) 2 1/2 x 4 1/2"
(2) 2 1/2 x 5 1/2"
(1) 3 1/2 x 4 1/2"
(1) 3 1/2 x 5 1/2"
(2) 4 1/2 x 5 1/2"
(2) 5 1/2 x 6 1/2"


Fabric B (brown roots):
(2) 1 1/2" sq. (*)
(1) 1 1/2 x 2 1/2" (**)
(1) 1 1/2 x 8 1/2"
(1) 2 1/2" sq.
(3) 2 1/2 x 3 1/2"


Fabric C (pot):
(2) 1 1/2" sq. (*)
(1) 2 1/2 x 4 1/2"
(1) 2 1/2 x 10 1/2"
(1) 3 1/2 x 6 1/2"


Fabric D (leaves-green scraps):
(5) 1 1/2" sq. (*)
(3) 1 1/2 x 2 1/2" (**)
(2) 1 1/2 x 3 1/2" (***)
(10) 2 1/2" sq.
(2) 2 1/2 x 3 1/2"
(1) 3 1/2" sq.



I'm going to do this just a tiny bit different this time and list the clip & flip methods used here first, and then you can refer to them as you do each section.


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Double Upper Corners

1. Place a square at the left end or left upper corner of a rectangle or larger square, right sides together.
2. Stitch from right upper to left lower corner.
3. Clip, flip & press.
4. Place a square at the right end or right upper corner of a rectangle or larger square, right sides together.
5. Stitch from left upper corner to right lower corner.
6. Clip, flip & press.



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Right Upper Clip & Flip

1. Place square at upper end or right upper  corner of rectangle or larger square, right sides together.
2. Stitch from left upper to right lower corner.
3. Clip, flip & press.



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Left Lower/Right Upper Double

1. Place a square at the left end or lower left corner of a rectangle or larger square, right sides together.
2. Stitch from left upper corner to right lower corner.
3. Clip, flip & press.
4. Place a square at the right end or upper right corner of a rectangle or larger square, right sides together.
5. Stitch from left upper corner to right lower corner.
6. Clip, flip & press.






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Single Half Square Triangle

1. Place two squares right sides together. 
2. Stitch from corner to corner.
3. Clip, flip & press.




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Part 1:

~Using the right upper clip & flip method, a 2 1/2" sq. of Fabric D & a 3 1/2 x 4 1/2" rect. of Fabric A-short edge at the top, make one unit.
~Repeat this method, using a 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric A & a 2 1/2" sq. of Fabric D.


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~Using the double upper corners method, (2) 2 1/2" sq. of Fabric D & a 3 1/2 x 5 1/2" rect. of Fabric A-long edge at the top, make one unit.

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~Using the left lower/right upper double method, (2) 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric A & a 2 1/2 x 3 1/2" rect. of Fabric D-long edge at the top, make one unit.

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~Assemble as shown below. Label as Part 1 & set aside.




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Part 2:

~Using the right upper clip & flip method, a 2 1/2" sq. of Fabric A & a 3 1/2" sq. of Fabric D, make one unit.
~Repeat using a 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric D & a 1 1/2 x 3 1/2" rect. of Fabric A-short edge at the top.
~Repeat using a 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric A & a 1 1/2 x 3 1/2" rect. of Fabric D-short edge at the top.
~Repeat using a 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric A & a 2 1/2 x 3 1/2" rect. of Fabric D-long edge at the top.


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~Using the left lower/right upper double method, (2) 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric A & a 2 1/2" sq. of Fabric D, make one unit.

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~Using the double upper corners method, (2) 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric D & a 1 1/2 x 3 1/2" rect. of Fabric A, make one unit.

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~Assemble as shown below. Label as Part 2 & set aside.





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Part 3:

~Using single half square triangle method, & 2 1/2" sq. of Fabrics A & D, make one half square triangle unit.


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~Using the right upper clip & flip method, a 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric A & a 1 1/2 x 2 1/2" sq. of Fabric D-long edge at the top, make one unit.
~Repeat using 2 1/2" sq. of Fabric B & a 2 1/2 x 5 1/2" rect. of Fabric A-short edge at the top.
~Repeat using 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric A & a 1 1/2 x 2 1/2" rect. of Fabric B-short edge at the top.

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~Using the double upper corners method, (2) 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric E & 2 1/2 x 3 1/2" rect. of Fabric B-long edge at the top, make one unit.

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~Assemble as shown below. Label as Part 3 & set aside.





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Part 4:

~Using the double upper corners method, a 2 1/2" sq. of Fabric D (left upper corner), 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric D (right upper corner) & a 2 1/2 x 5 1/2" rect. of Fabric A-long edge at the top, make one unit.


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~Using the right upper clip & flip method, a 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric A & a 2 1/2" sq. of Fabric D, make one unit.

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~Using the single half square triangle method and 1 1/2" sq. of Fabrics A & D, make one A/D half square triangle unit.

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~Assemble as shown below. Label as Part 4 & set aside.




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Part 5:

~Using the right upper clip & flip method, 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric B & a 2 1/2" sq. of Fabric A, make one unit.
~Repeat using 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric E & a 2 1/2 x 3 1/2" rect. of Fabric B-short edge at the top.


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~Using the left lower/right upper double method, a 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric E (left lower corner), a 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric A (right upper corner) & a 2 1/2 x 3 1/2" rect. of Fabric B-long edge at the top, make one unit.

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~Assemble as shown below. Label as Part 5 & set aside.




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Part 6:

~Using the right upper clip & flip method, a 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric C & a 5 1/2 x 6 1/2" rect. of Fabric A-long edge at the top, make one unit.
~Repeat using 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric C & a 5 1/2 x 6 1/2" rect. of Fabric A-short edge at the top.


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~Using the double upper corners method, (2) 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric A & a 3 1/2 x 6 1/2" rect. of Fabric C-long edge at the top, make one unit.

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~Assemble as shown below. Label as Part 6 & set aside.




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Block Assembly: Assemble Parts 1-6 as shown below. You should have an 18 1/2" (18" finished) Mandrake block!





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Whoa. This block had A LOT of clip & flip corners. I like how this one can use scraps for the green. If you're still making extra blocks and give this one a go, send me a pic! I'd love to see.

If you're just finding these blocks, and are wondering about the other blocks, you can find them all on the sew along page by clicking *HERE* or on the button in the right sidebar over there. Or by clicking on the sewalongs tab in the top menu bar up there. If you'd like to see other finished blocks and quilts, come join the sew along group on my FB page! Also, if you post any pics on IG, come find me @kellifanninquilts! Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you're having a great week!

Happy Stitching!

xoxo
 

For a downloadable PDF of this block tutorial, click *HERE*

Monday, January 13, 2020

Rubber Ducky Quilt Block Tutorial and a Sing-a-long


I'm back with another wacky scrap block for my National Days quilt project. It's National Rubber Ducky Day! 



I feel like this block took way longer than it should have to draw up. Turns out it's kinda hard to draw a rubber ducky. That fits into an 8" square. I guess I could've just done a yellow duck silhouette, but that wouldn't have been as much fun! So after tons of drawing and redrawing, here he is. My yellow rubber ducky! I love his face! I'm not gonna lie.. he has a LOT of pieces for an 8" block. And a few more 1" strips than I like. 

I try to stick to pieces no smaller than 1 1/2" when I do my patterns, just because they're easier to piece. And I'm all about easy piecing. But this guy just needed the smaller strips for his face. Otherwise, he just looked not very rubber ducky at all. The rubber ducky is all about the shape and the face!




Here's how he goes together.



Fabric A (background):
(9) 1 1/2" sq. (*)
(1) 1 1/2 x 2 1/2" (**)
(1) 3 1/2 x 4"


Fabric B (main yellow):
(5) 1 x 1 1/2" (>)
(1) 1 x 3" (>>>)
(7) 1 1/2" sq. (*)
(1) 1 1/2 x 2 1/2" (**)
(1) 1 1/2 x 4" 
(1) 1 1/2 x 5"
(2) 2 1/2 x 3"
(1) 4 x 4 1/2"


Fabric C (darker yellow):
(2) 1 1/2" sq. (*)


Fabric D (orange):
(2) 1 x 1 1/2" (>)
(1) 1 x 3" (>>>)
(1) 1 1/2 x 2" (#)


Fabric E (white):
(2) 1" sq. 
(2) 1 x 1 1/2" (>)


Fabric F (black):
(2) 1" sq. 





Double Upper Corners

1. Place a square at the left end or left upper corner of a rectangle or larger square, right sides together.
2. Stitch from right upper to left lower corner.
3. Clip, flip & press.
4. Place a square at the right end or right upper corner of a rectangle or larger square, right sides together.
5. Stitch from left upper corner to right lower corner.
6. Clip, flip & press.






~Using the above method, (2) 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric A & 1 1/2 x 5" rect. of Fabric B-long edge at the top, make one double upper corner clip & flip unit.


~Repeat using (2) 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric A & 4 x 4 1/2" rect. of Fabric B-long edge at the top.


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Right Upper Clip & Flip



1. Place square at upper end or right upper  corner of rectangle or larger square, right sides together.
2. Stitch from left upper to right lower corner.
3. Clip, flip & press.



~Using the above method, a 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric B & 3 1/2 x 4" rect. of Fabric A-short edge at the top, make one right upper corner clip & flip unit.

~Repeat using 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric A & 1 1/2 x 4" rect. of Fabric B-short edge at the top.

~Repeat using 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric A & 2 1/2 x 3" sq. of Fabric B-short edge at the top. REPEAT for total of two of these units.

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~Place 1 1/2" sq. of Fabrics A & B right sides together. Stitch from corner to corner. Trim, flip & press. You will have a 1 1/2" A/B half square triangle. REPEAT for total of two of these units.




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Stitch together as shown below using scant quarter inch seams, and you'll have a super cute 8 1/2" (8" finished) rubber ducky!

(NOTE: The small squares that contain only a letter are 1" squares of that fabric.)






Here's my duck!


And a little bonus song for your viewing pleasure.. 🀣 Did you grow up on Sesame Street and Mr. Rogers like me?







Rubba Dub Dubby ~ 🎢🎀 haha! If you make this block, please don't hate me for making him have so many pieces! I tried so many ways to whittle them down but he just looked UGLY otherwise. And it's not Ugly Duckling Day, it's Rubber Ducky Day! If you make him, please send me a pic! I'm dying to see other rubber duckies and I'm tempted to make him in all the colors! I'm going to link this tutorial over on the National Days blocks page with all the others. If you're just finding these blocks, they are linked *HERE*. This is number 22! 

Hope you're off to a great week! Thanks for visiting today.

Happy Monday & Happy Stitching!

xoxo
Saturday, January 11, 2020

New National Day Quilt Block


Happy Saturday! I have another block for my National Days scrap quilt to share.. guess what day is is today?

Hint: Remember the old TV ad, "----, it does a body good." Or the ones where everyone had a mustache? 

Yep! It's this day. ↡




It's a super simple block to make. Just a couple of clip & flip corners.

Here's my block and how I made it.







Fabric A (background):
(1) 1 x 2 1/2" (>>)
(2) 1 1/2 x 3 1/2" (***)
(1) 1 1/2 x 4 1/2" (****)
(1) 4 1/2" sq.


Fabric B (milk):
(1) 3 1/2" sq.
(1) 4 1/2 x 5 1/2"


Fabric C (glass & bottle):
(2) 1 1/2" sq. (*)
(1) 1 1/2 x 3 1/2" (***)
(1) 2 1/2" sq.


Fabric D (cap):
(1) 1 x 2 1/2" (>>)





Right Upper Clip & Flip

1. Place square at upper end or right upper  corner of rectangle or larger square, right sides together.
2. Stitch from left upper to right lower corner.
3. Clip, flip & press.






~Using a 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric C & 1 1/2 x 3 1/2" rect. of Fabric A-long edge at the top, make one right upper corner clip & flip unit.

~Repeat using a 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric C & 1 1/2 x 3 1/2" rect. of Fabric A-short edge at the top.

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Assemble this nutritious block as shown below using scant quarter inch seams. πŸ₯›πŸ€£




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That's it for today. Come on over for a tall glass of milk and cinnamon toast for breakfast!


I'll be back soon with another scrappy National Day block. Stay tuned to see which one.. ha! I'm still trying to work him into an 8" block. He's being difficult. Hint: πŸ¦†πŸ’›

Thanks for popping in today! If you're just finding these blocks, you can see the others that are done so far *HERE* with the links to their posts. If you try any of them I'd love to see a pic! Or come find me on IG @kellifanninquilts. Hope you're having a good weekend so far!

Happy Stitching!

xoxo



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