March patchwork block

Happy Easter!! I was treated to some beautiful new Tilda Fat Quarters as an Easter pressie from my mum and I can’t resist sharing a photo – aren’t the colours gorgeous? !

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So it’s been a busy month which means I’ve only just managed to do my March block today!
I used the Amy Butler ’20 Simple Block Designs’ booklet again (which came with Love Patchwork and Quilting) to make the block ‘North, South, East and West’.

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I cut out eight rectangles measuring 3 1/2 inches by 6 1/2 inches from the fabric Botanique by Joel Dewberry for Freespirit. I then used four shades of Moda pastels to cut out four 3 1/2 inch squares from each shade.

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Then it got tricky! I placed one square on top of one end of a rectangle right sides together. I then made a diagonal line using a fabric pen to sew along.

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Once sewn, trim the excess and press. Then repeat the same thing but at the other end of the rectangle. Once this is sewn, trimmed, pressed and opened up it should look like this!

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So I made two of these for each pastel shade making a total of 8 units. These units were then sewn into sets of 4 units.

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And then these four units were sewn together, rotating a quarter turn each time! The finished block looks like this 🙂

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I found it really difficult to make sure the points of my triangles stay in tact when I am joining these pieces together  – if anyone can recommend how I can make sure I get the points in the flying geese units I’d really appreciate it!
I hope you have had a lovely Easter! See you next month 🙂
N x

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