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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Friends Quilt Block Tutorial

Hello again!

I've been on a roll lately, getting some of my National Days quilt block tutorials caught up, finally! I'm still woefully behind, doing April blocks, but I will get to the 144 block goal! Today's block is in honor of National High Five Day (Apr. 16). 👏🙏🤝 It is block #55. For high five day, I finally landed on a block of friends high fiving, after a few failed attempts at other things. I first drew the shape of a big hand, with a smiley face, which kind of looked ridiculous. haha! Then I tried the high five praying hands emoji (like the one above) but it also wasn't looking quite right. Then I settled on the friends high fiving. With so much division in our country right now, over so many different things, this block is making me happy! 🌞 And reminding me that even if two people are on completely different sides of an issue, or just don't agree on every single thing, (I mean, who does?!) we can all find something in common, and spread a little less judgment and a little more human kindness! 🤝💜 You could mix up the skin tones for this block too, to make it more diverse. I left it a single color just for the simplicity of the cutting instructions, plus I couldn't figure out how to have two different tones for the hands without having to cut super tiny pieces, which aren't my fav. But if you want to have two different tones, instead of the 1 x 1 3/4" hand piece, you would need to cut (2) 3/4 x 1 3/4" tiny rectangles. But those strips, finished are going to be TINY. 





Here's how these two quilty friends come together.




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


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


Fabric C:
(1) 2 1/2" sq.



Fabric D:
(1) 1 x 2"
(1) 1 1/4" sq. (+)
(1) 1 3/4" sq.
(1) 2 1/2" sq.



Fabric E:
(1) 2 1/2" sq.



Fabric F:
(2) 1 x 1 1/4" (++)
(1) 1 x 1 3/4" (>>)
(2) 2" sq.



Fabric G:
(2) 1 1/4 x 2"
(1) 1 1/2 x 3 1/2" (***)



Fabric H:
(2) 1 1/4 x 2"
(1) 1 1/2 x 3 1/2" (***)





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 above method, (2) 1 1/4" sq. of Fabric A and a 1 1/2 x 3 1/2" rect. of Fabric G-long edge at the top, make one unit.

*Using above method, (2) 1 1/4" sq. of Fabric A and a 1 1/2 x 3 1/2" rect. of Fabric H-long edge at the top, make one unit.

*Using above method, 1 3/4" sq. of Fabric B-left upper corner, 1 3/4" sq. of Fabric D-right upper corner, and a 3 1/2 x 4 1/2" rect. of Fabric A-short edge at the top, make one unit.


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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 above method, 1 1/4" sq. of Fabric B and 1 1/4 x 1 3/4" rect. of Fabric A-short edge at the top, make one unit.


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Left Lower Clip & Flip

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




*Using above method, 1 1/4" sq. of Fabric D and 1 1/4 x 1 3/4" rect. of Fabric A-short edge at the top, make one unit.


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*Assemble your high fiving friends block, using scant quarter inch seams, as shown below.










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Thanks for stopping in today!I hope you enjoyed these fabric friends! If you make any of these National Days blocks (I'm keeping all the posts organized *HERE*), come find me on social media and tag me! I'd love to see. @kellifanninquilts on IG, or *HERE* at my FB page, or in the sew along group on FB *HERE*, where you can see lots of blocks from this and the free MinecraftPokemon, and Harry Potter sew alongs.

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Because it's kind of along the same lines as this block, I have a new pattern coming soon that is  called Love, Sweet Love (inspired by a little gold United Way pin that I had saved since childhood), that I designed for a Riley Blake fabric line by @damasklove called GRL PWR, and I did an enamel pin of quilty friends to go along with it! The pattern is being tested right now, and the pin is in my shop, *HERE*! 💟 More about that soon!




Spread the love!💕

I'll be back soon with more blocks and more stitchy news. Happy Tuesday and Happy Stitching!

xoxo


1 comments...:

Love the High Five Friends. Thanks for sharing.

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