Tuesday, November 1, 2011

DEVIL'S PUZZLE

I MUST GIVE CREDIT TO MICKEY SMITH  FOR TEACHING ME THIS TECNIQUE OF PUTTING THIS BLOCK TOGETHER.  I TOOK A CLASS FROM HER AND ENJOYED IT IMMENSELY.
     THESE BLOCKS ARE MADE FROM  5" CHARM SQUARE BLOCKS.   THE BLOCKS ABOVE ARE MADE FROM CIVIL WAR REUNION  BY BARBARA  BRACKMAN.   SO SORRY THAT I HAVE BEEN SPELLING YOUR NAME WRONG THE LAST FEW POSTS, BARBARA!!  ALWAYS USE A 1/4" SEAM LINE AND LIKE WHEN DOING MINATURES LOWER YOUR STRAIGHT STITCH LENGTH TO AT LEAST A 2 OR BELOW.  WITH THIS BLOCK IT IS BEST TO PRESS ALL SEAMS OPEN AS YOU GO.

TO MAKE THE FIRST CUT YOU MUST LAY TWO SQUARES ON TOP OF EACH OTHER AND PLACE YOUR RULER 1/2" OFF TO THE SIDE  THE DIAGONAL AND THEN CUT.  THEN  PROCEED TO CUT 1/2 "ON  THE OTHER SIDE OF THE SAME DIAGONAL.

THEN PROCEED ON THE OTHER DIAGONAL SLOPE ,  1/2" AWAY ;  ON BOTH SIDES. 



 
SO THEN YOUR CHARM SQUARES WILL LOOK LIKE THIS!


TAKE TWO TRIANGLES OF EACH PRINT AND SEW TO A ONE INCH WIDE SPOKE. THE SPOKE WILL BE OF THE OPPOSITE COLOR PRINT.

THEN YOU WILL BUILD THE CENTER STRIP BETWEEN THE TWO HALF  SQUARES.


AS ALWAYS CONTINUE PRESSING ALL SEAMS OPEN. YOUR  BLOCK WILL NOW BE IN THREE PIECES.  SEW THEM TOGETHER WITH 1/4 " SEAM AND MATCHING SEAM LINES AS BEST AS POSSIBLE.




AGAIN PRESS SEAMS ALL OPEN AS EACH SEAM AS SEWN.



YOU WILL HAVE TWO BLOCKS THAT NEED TO BE TRIMMED DOWN TO 3 1/2" SQUARES.



ONCE YOU HAVE A FEW OF THEM DONE ,YOU CAN BEGIN DESIGNING YOUR QUILT TOP!! HOPE YOU LIKE THE DEVIL'S PUZZLE.

MY DAUGHTER WAS READING MY BLOG AND SAW A RUNNER SHE LIKED ,SO I MAILED IT TO HER TODAY. I SO MUCH WOULD RATHER SEW QUILTS AND SUCH , THAN THE MJ HAMMER PANTS AND LYCRA RUNNING SHORTS OF THE 80'S.  I REPLACED THAT RUNNER WITH ANOTHER ON MY COFFEE TABLE.



ALL FOR NOW HOPE TO AT LEAST GET ONE COMMENT OUT OF THIS. COME ON GUYS IT WON'T KILL YA!!
MARTHA



2 comments:

lilly said...

love the pumpkins! this is my kinda look :)

lilly said...

oh and i really did appreciate that you made my biker shorts and mc hammer pants :)