Monday 4 June 2018

Patchsmith Sampler Block 14 - Friendship Block

Block 14 - Friendship

Patchwork and quilting is as much about friendship and connection as it is about fabric fun and so we come to the Friendship block.
Primary fabrics work really well with Block 14.

This block uses half-square triangles and quick corners to create four friendly corner squares which, when joined together forms Block 14.
Just two fabric friends come together in this version.

We have already covered half-square triangles with Block 2 ‘Guiding Star’

And we covered quick corners with Block 3 ‘Watermelon’.
Block 3 - Watermelon uses quick corners

To make sure the points on your Friendship block stay sharp you might like to press the seams on the top left and the bottom right units at step 4 towards the contrast fabric and the top right and bottom left units away from the contrast fabric.   This will help when nesting the seams.
Pressing the seams of the Friendship Block

If you intend to quilt in-the-ditch however, you may prefer to press all the seams away from the contrast or open.

To see all the blocks in the book and to click through to the tutorials select the 'Patchsmith Sampler Blocks' tab above.

In the meantime I look forward to seeing your block photos over on Instagram (#block14friendshipblock) or in the Flickr Group.  Until next time ......

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