Monday, 21 May 2018

Patchsmith Sampler Block 12 - Schoolhouse

Block 12 - Schoolhouse
We are going back to school for this week’s sew-along block – the Schoolhouse.

This block is available as an individual block pattern providing both instructions for the 6” block found in the book and a larger 12” block. 
The Schoolhouse Block Pattern
Just $1.99

The Schoolhouse block looks difficult but it really isn’t – the only tricky bits are the flying geese ‘pitched’ roofs above the bell tower and above the door. But a flying geese unit is just two quick corners which we  first met with the Watermelon block.

Geometric prints make up the Math Schoolhouse

Making the flying geese isn’t hard but you need to pay attention when stitching the roof onto the house so that you don’t lose the point of the pitched roof.  
Pitching the roof
The best way to do this is to place the two sections right sides together with the the bottom part of the house on top.  This will help you see where the point of the pitched roof is. (Try it and you’ll see what I mean).

So pull out those fun fabrics and have a play around - you can use any building materials you like - from checks to florals to plains. 
And don’t forget to share your blocks with us on Instagram (#block12schoolhouse) and in the Flickr Group. 

Until next time .....

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