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Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Astronaut Quilt Block Tutorial



Happy Wednesday! I have another National Days block today!

Anyone feel like escaping to outer space lately? 🚀 Today I'm sharing this little astronaut block. For National Astronaut Day, which was back on May 5th. I love his moon boots. Remember moon boots? I'm old. haha!



This guy has some skinny strips again.. 😬 Sorry. But he had to have them to make his spacesuit not look like a white blob. 😊

Here is how he goes together.




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


Fabric B (white spacesuit):
(2) 1 x 1 1/2" (>)
(2) 1 x 1 3/4"
(2) 1 1/4 x 2 1/2"
(1) 1 1/4 x 3 1/2"
(1) 1 1/2 x 3 1/2" (***)
(1) 2 x 2 1/2"
(1) 2 x 3 1/2"


Fabric C (orange spacesuit trim):
(2) 1 x 1 1/4" (=)
(2) 1 x 1 3/4"
(1) 1 x 3 1/2"


Fabric D (gray boots & backpack):
(4) 1" sq. (~)
(2) 1 x 2 1/4"
(2) 1 1/4" sq. (+)


Fabric E (gray helmet window):
(1) 1 3/4 x 2 1/2"


Fabric F (blue badge):
(1) 1" sq. (~)


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

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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 1/4" sq. of Fabric D and 1 1/4 x 2 1/2" rect. of Fabric B-short edge at the top, make one unit.

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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 1/4" sq. of Fabric D-short edge at the top, and 1 1/4 x 2 1/2" rect. of Fabric B, make one unit.


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* Using scant quarter inch seams, assemble as shown below and you will have one tiny 8 1/2" (8" finished) astronaut!











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I hope you love your very own personal astronaut. If you make any of these blocks and post on social media, please tag me so I can see! @kellifanninquilts on IG, or on my FB page, or in the sew along group on my FB page, where I've seen some blocks popping up lately! :D You can also see lots of MinecraftPokemon, and Harry Potter blocks and quilts over there! 

I'll be back very soon with some more National Day Blocks. If you are just finding these, you can see all of the others (almost 70 now!) on the National Days page by clicking on the button up there in the right sidebar, or by clicking *HERE*. The next block on deck is for Nurse's Day! Making my way through these May blocks. 



See you back here soon!

Have a great rest of the week! Thanks for dropping in today!

xoxo



3 comments...:

Way back when, I had a Ken doll in a space suit (I also remember watching them land on the moon, back in 1969). Great block.

Unknown said...

Moon boots were SOO warm but so clunky.

KatieQ said...

I love the astronaut. My husband worked on the Lunar Module (ground support). I'm always eager to find space related blocks. You've been coming up with a lot of great blocks that use my dreaded 1 inch strips. I'm starting to think, I could actually learn to love them, or at least tolerate them.

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