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Thursday, September 24, 2020

submarine quilt block tutorial

Happy Submarine Day!



I have another belated National Days quilt block to share today. National Submarine Day was back on April 11th. Did you know that the first practical submarine was built in 1620 by a Dutch engineer? The things people were able to do and invent without our modern technology blows my mind! The inventors of modern technology also blow my mind. ha!

This submarine block reminded me of a show my son used to watch as a toddler called Octonauts. haha! More nostalgic memories! 






My patchwork submarine uses five colors. I'm thinking now it might be cute in crazy bright non-submarine colors. :) Here's how it goes together.


Fabric A (background/sky):
(3) 1" sq. (~)
(1) 1 x 1 1/2" (>)
(1) 2 x 3"
(1) 3 x 5"


Fabric B (submarine body):
(1) 1" sq. (~)
(4) 1 x 1 1/2" (>)
(1) 1 1/2" sq. (*)
(3) 1 1/2 x 2 1/2" (**)
(1) 1 1/2 x 4 1/2"
(1) 1 1/2 x 5 1/2"
(1) 2 1/2 x 5 1/2"


Fabric C (sea):
(1) 1 x 1 1/2" (>)
(1) 1 x 2" (>>)
(1) 1 x 5"
(6) 1 1/2" sq. (*)
(1) 1 1/2 x 8 1/2"


Fabric D (windows):
(4) 1 1/4 x 1 1/2"
(1) 1 1/2" sq. (*)
(1) 1 1/2 x 2 1/2" (**)


Fabric E (scope rim):
(2) 1 x 1 1/2" (>)
(2) 1 x 2 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 the above method, (2) 1" sq. of Fabric A, and a 1 x 2 1/2" rect. of Fabric E-long edge at the top, make one unit.

*Repeat using 1" sq. of Fabric B-left upper corner, 1" sq. of Fabric A-right upper corner, and a 1 x 2 1/2" rect. of Fabric E-long edge at the top.

*Repeat using (2) 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric C and a 1 1/2 x 4 1/2" rect. of Fabric B-long edge at the top.

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Left Upper Clip & Flip

1. Place square at upper end or left upper 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 1/2" sq. of Fabric C and a 1 1/2 x 2 1/2" rect. of Fabric D-short edge at the top, make one unit.

*Repeat using 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric C and a 1 1/2 x 2 1/2" rect. of Fabric B-short 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 above method, 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric C and a 1 1/2 x 2 1/2" rect. of Fabric B-long edge at the top, make one unit. REPEAT for total of two of these units.


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*Assemble as shown below.





You should have an 8 1/2" (8" finished) submarine quilt block!



I'll be back soon with another block! I think the next one on my list is for Scrabble Day or something like that. So stay tuned for a Scrabble tile!

I hope you've had a good week so far. If you make any of these blocks and post them on social media, come find me and tag me so I can see. :) It's a lot of fun to see how other people interpret the blocks and which fabrics they use. You can find me at these places: @kellifanninquilts on IG, or at my FB page, *HERE*, or in the sew along group on my FB page, *HERE*. You can also find lots of Minecraft, Pokemon, and Harry Potter blocks in the sew along group on FB. I'll link this post up over on the National Days page, where I'm keeping all of the blocks organized. I think there are now more than 50! Getting closer to the 144 goal!

Thanks for dropping in to see my little submarine. :)

See you soon!

Happy Stitching!

xoxo

4 comments...:

Unknown said...

I'm really happy I have found your work. You do a great job with all your patterns. I can't wait till I have a bit more time to use some of them. I'm really looking forward to the Harry Potter blocks. My oldest granddaughter is a huge fan and just finished reading the books this summer. Keep up the awesome work.

Lori said...

this is wonderful. this will go great on a baby boy quilt.

KatieQ said...

I love this block! It is really cool. Thanks for sharing. This is my favorite block that you featured in National Days series.

Now you have me singing 'We all live in a yellow submarine....' Nice block.

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