Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Girlfriends Day: Stick Girls Quilt Block Tutorial




Hi there! Welcome back! Today I'm sharing a quilt block tutorial for National Girlfriends Day, for my National Days scrap quilt project. It's *loosely* based on my girlfriend, Angela, and I. I say loosely because we aren't quite skinny stick figures, and she recently broke her arm but wouldn't let me draw it crooked. haha!



But other things are accurate. I'm a little darker than she is, her hair is shorter than mine, and I'm bright colors and she's neutrals. If we clothes shop together, she is constantly telling me that what I like is ugly and I'm constantly telling her to put something back because it makes her look like a 100 yr. old granny. haha! But we are those kind of friends, we have fun, even when we aren't having fun. So she will make a cameo appearance in my scrap quilt! :) 

Here's how this block goes together.




Fabric A - Background
(2) 1 x 1 1/2" (>)
(4) 1 x 1 3/4" (=)
(2) 1 x 2" (>>)
(1) 1 x 2 3/4"
(4) 1 1/4" sq. (+)
(2) 1 1/4 x 8 1/2"
(2) 1 1/2 x 3 1/4"
(4) 1 3/4" sq.
(2) 1 3/4 x 2 3/4"
(1) 2" sq.
(2) 2 x 2 1/4"



Fabric B - Skin Tone #1
(1) 1" sq. (~)
(2) 1 x 1 3/4" (=)
(2) 1 x 2" (>>)
(1) 1 1/2 x 2" (#)


Fabric C - Skin Tone #2
(1) 1" sq. (~)
(2) 1 x 1 3/4" (=)
(2) 1 x 2" (>>)
(1) 1 1/2 x 2" (#)


Fabric D -Hair #1
(2) 1" sq. (~)
(4) 1 x 1 1/2" (>)
(1) 1 1/4 x 3"


Fabric E - Hair #2
(2) 1" sq. (~)
(2) 1 x 1 1/2" (>)
(1) 1 1/4 x 3"


Fabric F - Dress #1
(1) 1 x 1 1/2" (>)
(1) 2 1/4 x 3 1/2"


Fabric G - Dress #2
(1) 1 x 1 1/2" (>)
(1) 2 1/4 x 3 1/2"



--Match the symbols (*,+ etc.) in the cutting instructions with the symbols in the assembly diagram.






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 1 1/4 x 3" rect. of Fabric D-long edge at the top, make one unit.

--Repeat steps using (2) 1 1/4" sq. of Fabric A and 1 1/4" x 3" rect. of Fabric E-long edge at the top.

--Repeat steps using (2) 1" sq. of Fabric D and 1 1/2 x 2" rect. of Fabric B-long edge at the top.

--Repeat steps using (2) 1" sq. of Fabric E and 1 1/2 x 2" rect. of Fabric C-long edge at the top.

--Repeat steps using (2) 1 3/4" sq. of Fabric A and 2 1/4 x 3 1/2" rect. of Fabric F-long edge at the top.

--Repeat steps using (2) 1 3/4" sq. of Fabric A and 2 1/4 x 3 1/2" rect. of Fabric G-long edge at the top.

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Assemble block as shown below, using SCANT quarter inch seams.






You'll have an 8 1/2" sq. set of fabric girlfriends! (8" finished in quilt.)



Hope you enjoyed this girlie block! I'll be back soon with, either the next National Days block, or another extra Harry Potter quilt block tutorial. I'm also working on getting a new pattern written for Riley Blake, called Polar Peekaboo. I'll share it soon. Thanks again for visiting! Until next time..

Happy Stitching!

xoxo,



P.S. I love to see blocks and quilts that are made with any of my patterns. If you make any and post on social media, please come find me in any of the places listed below, and tag me so I can see! :) If you're on YouTube, check out the short musical video tutorials of some of these blocks. I'm hoping they might inspire kids, or anyone really, to learn to sew. :) Plus, they're just fun to do.

#kellifanninquiltdesigns
#nationaldaysquiltblocks


I'm keeping all of these blocks organized on the National Days quilt blocks page *HERE*if you're looking for any of the other 90 or so blocks I've posted so far. If you know someone who loves MinecraftPokemon, and or Harry Potter, check out these free sew alongs, too! :) And if you're looking for any of my print patterns, or other fun quilty gifts, check out my Etsy shop here. Be back soon!
xx

3 comments...:

sam said...

So cute. I think a long row on a table runner would be so cute

these little ladies are so cute and fun. Thank you.

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