|Block 12 - Schoolhouse
This block is available in my Sampler Block pattern book providing instructions for the 6” block .
|The Schoolhouse Block Pattern
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.
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).
|Pitching the roof
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 .....