Monday, January 31, 2022

Lobster or Lawbstuh? Quilt Block Tutorial




This lawbstuh block is wicked fun! *channeling my best Boston accent*



Welcome back! Today's block for my National Days scrap quilt project is for National Lobster Day. To be honest, I had to google lobster photos to even see how lobsters are shaped. Then.. trying to make it *sort of* realistic, while making it fit into an 8" quilt block was so hard. Wicked hawd. Okay no more New Englander accent. :) I'm still not certain that my lobster is wholly accurate, but I find him adorable so that's all that matters to me at this point. haha



Here's how he goes together.



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


Fabric B - Lobster
(5) 1" sq. (~)
(2) 1 1/4" sq. (+)
(2) 1 x 1 1/4" (=)
(2) 1 x 1 3/4"
(2) 1 x 2 1/2" (>>)
(2) 1 1/2 x 2 1/2" (**)
(2) 1 3/4 x 2"
(1) 2 x 3"
(1) 3 x 3 1/2"


Fabric C - Eyes
(2) 1" sq. (~)


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










Using the simple corner flip method illustrated in the video above, and fabrics and sizes indicated on the unit, make the following corner flip units. Note the video shows double upper corners, but these units' corner flips vary. Some have two, some have only one, etc.



After making the above units, stitch block together as shown below, using SCANT quarter inch seams.




You will have an 8 1/2" lobster quilt block at this point, 8" finished in quilt.




I like him!!

I hope you like him, too. That's it for this block. I'll be back soon with the next in line. Getting so close to the end of the list now! I'm getting excited!

See you soon & 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 100+ blocks I've posted so far. Getting closer to my goal of 144 blocks! 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



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