Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Belated Pi Day Quilt Block Tutorial

March 14th was Pi Day! 𝜋

I am still playing catch up with my National Days quilt blocks for March, so today I'm sharing the block for Pi Day!

Just three clip & flip corners, and two colors. I did a Pi Day block tutorial a few years ago, but that one is 12" so I had to draw one that would fit into this quilt of 8" blocks. If you'd like to check out the other one, its tutorial is *HERE*. It's fuller, kind of more swirly?

It makes a cute door quilt, but this one for my scrap quilt had to be 8" square when finished in the quilt. 

Here's how it goes together.

Fabric A (background):
(2) 1 1/2" sq. (*)
(1) 1 1/2 x 2" (#)
(1) 1 1/2 x 2 1/4"
(1) 1 1/2 x 3"
(1) 1 1/2 x 5 1/2"
(2) 1 1/2 x 8 1/2"

(2) 3 x 4 1/2"

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

Right Lower Clip & Flip

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

~Using 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric B and 1 1/2 x 2 1/4" rect. of Fabric A-long edge at the top, make one right lower corner clip & flip unit.

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

~Using 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric A and 1 1/2 x 5 1/2" rect. of Fabric B-short edge at the top, make one right lower corner clip & flip unit.

~Assemble as shown below.

*Note: The top rect. of the pi symbol should be a 5 3/4" rect. I corrected it in the cutting instructions.*

You should now have an 8 1/2" sq. (8" finished) Pi block! If there are any issues with it, let me know! 

I'm still playing catch up with my blocks, but I'll come back and add a pic when I get it sewn. I'm just trying to get some of these posts done, so I can catch up to real time. I like making the day blocks on THE DAY. But like I said, lots of life happened. So what're ya gonna do. One day at a time, baby steps forward! :)

This is block #37, I'll link it over on the National Days page, *HERE*, where I'm keeping the blocks and links to the tutorials organized. If you post any on social media, don't forget to use the #s #kellifanninquiltdesigns and/or #nationaldaysquiltblocks so I can find them. I've seen several lately in the sew along group on my FB page, *HERE*

Hope you're all staying safe and healthy and I wish you Happy Stitching!



Jfelb said...

Glad you’re back with these blocks! The top of the pie measurement is wrong...I cut mine 5.5” to make it fit. 5.75” is probably the correct measurement.

See you next time!

There is a great restaurant in Wilton, Wi, called ' Pie are Square' and make square pies (including pizza). They use the Pi symbol on their hats and shirts.

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