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Wednesday, February 7, 2018


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Today's block isn't necessarily more challenging than block 1, but it does have more places to fussy cut (and less pieces). There were two blocks that I could have used for this one. I posted both of them on my Instagram page and asked which one they would prefer to do. The first one got a few more votes than the second one so that is the one I chose to do. I like the second one better as a challenge for myself, but I didn't want to make it too hard for you. I may still make that second one if I find the time!

Here are the fabrics I picked for that block. I thought that using both of my symmetrical prints it would look a lot more interesting. Remember, you can use as many or few fabrics as you want. These are just suggestions.

Here are the templates cut out. Be sure to draw a center line in those that you want to fussy cut.

Here are the patches cut out.

Cutting instructions:

Fabric 1 Symmetrical fabric 1 Dark
* Cut four (4) Template A.
* Cut four (4) Template G. 
Fabric 2 Symmetrical fabric 2 Light
* Cut four (4) Template F.
Fabric 3 Light
* Cut four (4) Template E.
* Cut four (4) Template C.
Fabric 4 Yellow
* Cut eight (8) C.
Fabric 5 Dark purple
* Place fabric wrong sides together and cut out four (4) B and (4) D. They are a right and left piece and will be cut out at the same time.

Piecing instructions:

Step 1. Sew a Fabric 4 C to each side of a Fabric 1 A. Press to Fabric 4. Make four.


Step 2. Sew a Fabric 5 B and 5 D on each side of a Fabric 3 C. Press to Fabric 5. Make four.

Step 3. Sew the unit from step 1 to the unit from step 2. To keep the points together use two pins on each side of the point. Press seam open. Make four. 

Step 4. Sew a Fabric 2 F to a Fabric 3 E. Press to Fabric 3. Make four.

Step 5. Sew a Fabric 1 A to the top of the unit from step 4. Press to Fabric 1. Make four.

Step 6. Sew the unit from step 3 to the unit from step 5. Match seams. Press seam open. Make four. Make sure you keep the same unit on the right side.

 Step 7. Sew two quarters together. Press seam open.

Step 8. Sew the halves together. Match centers and use two pins on each side of the center seam. Press seam open.

VOILA! Finished Hawaii Block 2!

Here is the link for the templates (sorry I forgot to include it)!
Hawaii Block 2 templates.

This was a fun block! I can't wait to see what you come up with. Next state is Idaho. I will show off some more of the participants blocks. Be sure to send me the image of your block so I can post it.

As always: Do what you love and love what you do. Feel free to share this with your friends and leave a comment to let me know how I am doing. Thanks for reading. Toby

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