This weeks tutorial for the How Far Will You Go? QAL is Block 14 and it is the Farmers Daughter block.
This is a 10” finished block and you will only need to make one for the twin size quilt.
Background fabric – 8 x 2.5” squares
Grey print – 4 x 2.5” squares
Floral print – 1 x 2.5” square
Background fabric – 4 x 3.25” squares
Pink print 1 – 4 x 3.25” squares
Pink print 2 – 4 x 3.25” squares
Making the corner units
Step 1 – Using the 3.25” squares, take all the background squares and 2 of the lighter pink squares and draw a line diagonally through the centre. Put the pink squares aside for later.
Step 2 – Using all 4 of the background fabric squares and 2 of the dark pink squares and 2 of the light pink squares.
1. place one background fabric and one of the pink fabrics right sides together and using 1/4” seam allowance sew along both sides of the drawn line.
2. Cut down the drawn line with a rotary cutter.
3. Press seams open.
4. Trim squares to 2.5”.
You should have 4 HST’s (Half Square Triangle’s) with the dark pink and 4 HST’s with the lighter pink.
Step 3 - Using the 2 Light pink squares that have the line drawn on them and the remaining 2 dark pink squares.
1. Place a light pink and dark pink square right sides together and using 1/4” seam allowance sew along both sides of the line.
2. Cut along the drawn line with a rotary cutter.
Press the seams open and trim squares to 2.5”.
You should have 4 of these HST’s.
Using 4 of the 2.5” background fabric squares and the HST’s you just made, lay them out to make 4 units the same as above.
Sew them together just like a 4 patch block. Sew the top 2 squares together and the bottom 2 squares together using 1/4” seam allowance and press the seams open.
Sew the 2 rows together and press the seam open. You should have 4 of these units measuring 4.5” square.
Making the middle units
Step 1 – Take 4 of the 2.5” background fabric squares and the 4 grey print squares. Pair them up as above and sew 1/4” seam on one side.
Press seams open. You should have 4 rectangles measuring 2.5” x 4.5”.
Putting the block together
Lay all the completed units in position. Sew together like you would a 9 patch block.
Sew the units together to make 3 rows. Press the seams open.
Sew the rows together and press seams. You now have completed a Farmers Daughter block!
Remember, if you have any questions please ask!
This is a beautiful block, made all the prettier by the use of those lovely fabrics. What great tutorial directions too!
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