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Saturday, November 7, 2020

Nurses Day Quilt Stethoscope Quilt Block Tutorial

Welcome back! Today I have a fun stethoscope quilt block to share in honor of National Nurses Day which was on May 6th, for my National Day scrap quilt project. 




The first thing to come to my mind for a block was a red cross on a nurse's hat, but then nurse's don't really wear the hats. Well.. they wear many "hats" at once but  the only time we ever wore our hats was at our graduation. So I decided to try to draw a stethoscope and I'm glad I did! I love this stethoscope block!

Some skinny strips involved again, but if you're sewing along, maybe you're used to them by now. :) We'll all be pros at them when this project is done.

I think this block would make a really cute tote, or even lap quilt.



This is how the stethoscope block goes together.



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


Fabric B (lighter gray):
(2) 1 x 1 1/2" (>)
(2) 1 x 1 3/4"
(1) 1 x 2"
(2) 2 1/2" sq.


Fabric C (stethoscope color):
(1) 1 x 1 1/4" (@)
(1) 1 x 1 1/2" (>)
(1) 1 x 1 1/4"
(1) 1 x 1 3/4"
(2) 2 1/4" sq.
(1) 2 1/2 x 2 3/4"


Fabric D (darker gray):
(2) 1 x 1 1/2" (>)
(1) 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 1 x 2" rect. of Fabric B-long edge at the top, make one unit.

*Repeat using (2) 1" sq. of Fabric A and 1 x 1 1/2" rect. of Fabric D-long edge at the top. Be sure to flip & clip first corner before sewing second corner. You're basically making a tiny flying geese unit. Repeat for total of two of these units.

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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.





*Using above method, 2 1/4" sq. of Fabric A-left lower corner, 2" sq. of Fabric A-right upper corner, and 2 1/2" sq. of Fabric B, make one unit.

*Repeat these steps using 2" sq. of Fabric A-left lower corner, 1 3/4" sq.-right upper corner, and 2 1/4" sq. of Fabric C.

*Repeat these steps using 2 1/4" sq. of Fabric A-left lower corner, 2 1/4" sq.-right upper corner, and 2 1/2 x 2 3/4" rect. of Fabric C-long edge at the top.

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Left Upper/Right Lower Double

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







*Using above method, 2" sq. of Fabric A-left upper corner, 2 1/4" sq.-right lower corner, and 2 1/2" sq. of Fabric B, make one unit.

*Repeat these steps using 1 3/4" sq. of Fabric A-left upper corner, 2" sq. of Fabric A-right lower corner, and 2 1/4" sq. of Fabric C.

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*Assemble block as shown below, using scant quarter inch seams.




I hope you like your block if you make one! The next block in the on deck circle is for National Train Day. 



If you make any of these blocks and post them, tag me so I can see! :) You can find me here: @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'm going to link this block up over on the National Day Blocks page where I'm keeping all the links organized. I think this is block 68? 

See you back here soon! Thanks for visiting!

Happy Stitching! Hope you're having a great weekend.

xoxo


2 comments...:

Lori said...

thank you for another wonderful block

A fellow nurse?? Yippee! This block is awesome. I make a quilt to give away during Nurses Week at my hospital. I’m going to get busy after the first of the year and make a lap quilt with this block. Thank you so much!

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