Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Dance of the Tiger - Part II, Block 2

The next block starts with a 25-patch. 5-2 1/2" squares across, 5-2 1/2" squares down, alternating with background and purples as above. Cut strips of purple and background 2 1/2" x WOF (or from scraps like I did). My strips were at least 11" long so I could spread the different colors around.
The units pictured above starts with purple and ends with purple -- you need 12 of these units.

Another unit starting with background and ending with background is needed -- total of 18 needed.
Because I used scraps -- after sewing the units, I spread them on the design wall to avoid same fabric squares close to each other. Then, I pulled them from the wall and sewed them together.
Above is a picture of the back of the 25-patch -- notice the layout -- background squares are in the four corners.
Next, cut 24 - 1 1/2" x 10 1/2" black strips to frame the 25-patch blocks. For the cornerstones, cut 24 - 1 1/2" squares from left-over strips.

Sew the frames to the block as pictured above.

Above is the start of two finished Block 2's -- can you see the secondary star forming -- totally by accident. By the end of the week, I should have the other four done. Next Tuesday, I will have the pieced setting triangles -- more purple and background squares. For previous progress and instructions to Block 1, visit here -- or click the picture of my baby brother "Tiger" in the right margin.

Because I have been home this last week, I spent a little extra time surfing on the net. I visited my favorites, but also discovered a few new sites I will be adding to my reading list. One site is Quilt Story, hosted by two sisters, Heather and Megan. This site is a little different -- a way to share tutorials. On Tuesdays, they have a linky get together -- so here is my first.


Suburban Stitcher said...

very cool!

fancystitching said...

LOVing the "Dance of the Tiger" quilt. And how timely....GEAUX TIGERS! (and YAHHH SAINTS!).

Mary said...

I always enjoy the secondary patterns that emerge. Cute 2nd square. I'm browsing the web a lot this week as well. Thanks for the link.