Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Week 11 | Long Time Gone Sew-along | Half Square Triangles - block 2

We are back again this week with another HST block! This block is one of my favourites and I would love to make a whole quilt out of just this block and this colour palette!

So good! I actually made this block as soon as my pattern showed up! It was the first block I made from this pattern and I had planned on sticking mostly with this colour palette, until FreeSpirit sent me Anna Maria Horner's Mod Corsage line and the bundle of solids I picked out. Then I knew that I wanted to use a more vibrant colour palette! I think I've successfully accomplished that, haha! So this one may end up in the quilt, it may end up getting a couple more borders and being a pillow! We'll see!

Before we get start today I'd like to address some concerns we've had recently about block construction and some clarifications about the rules of the game. 

To be eligible for prizes you must follow the pattern. The only exception to this is if you follow Marti Michell's tutorials because Marti is slightly modifying the pattern to work with her templates. We will be checking to make sure the winners have followed the pattern and/or Marti's version. While we support and encourage people to express their individuality when it comes to making quilts, for the purpose of this event we need parameters to help us be able to give everyone an even playing field and the best way for us to do this is to have people stick to the pattern. 
Also, we're happy for you to jump ahead. This doesn't disqualify you from prizes. The only requirements for being eligible for prizes is that you:
  1. Post a photo of each of the blocks in their relevant weeks in your timezone. You can find the block timetable by clicking here.
  2. Complete the quilt top and post it to Instagram within 12 July and Midnight 21 July 2017 in your timezone.
  3. All photos will need to have all the relevant hashtags on them.
  4. You will need to be following all the relevant Instagram accounts at the time of drawing.
You can totally be adding sashing to your blocks now, working on pineapples, whatever you need to do to get the quilt top done and posted to Instagram within the timeframe. However, you still need to remember to post your weekly block photos so that you continue to maintain prize eligibility. If you've still got questions be sure to check out the Frequently Asked Questions by clicking here

Now, on to today's tutorial, which just so happens to be over at Angie's! So pop on over to catch the tutorial and see her amazing HST block by clicking here!

General Information
Measurements for the pieces needed to construct this block will not be provided in Angie's tutorial. It is a pre-requiste of making this block that you have a copy of the pattern, Long Time Gone by Jen Kingwell. Measurements, where applicable, can be found in this book and it’s associated media.
If you’re using the Marti Michell Perfect Patchwork Templates you can find the conversion chart by clicking here.
I have no hard and fast rule for pressing. I generally press my seams in the direction they want to go. For HST's I usually find it easiest to just press my seams open. This way will not work however if you are using an HST trimming ruler like a Bloc Loc ruler. To finish this block I pressed my seams in alternating directions on the rows and then open again when I attached the rows together.  But find a way that works for you and be consistent with it through out your block. Here's a photo of the back of  my block so you can see how I've pressed my seams.
 After the scraptacular HST block last week I find this one to be almost plain. But still pretty! I'm just not sure if it fits into the current colour palette of the quilt. I'm leaving it for now and may decide further down the road to change it out for another!

For more tips and tricks with HST's check out last weeks post by clicking here.

One more HST block to go then we'll be moving on to flying geese! Get ready!

Prize Winning Details

Of course the ultimate prize is making this amazing quilt, but if you'd like to also throw your hat in the ring to win some amazing prizes from our amazing sponsors then here's the information you need to know. You can find out more about our sponsors and the prizes on offer by clicking here.
We've made it as simple as possible for you to win. To be eligible for all prizes on offer all you have to do is:

  • Post a photo of this weeks block to your Instagram account between 12:01am May 24th and 11:59pm May 30th 2017 in your timezone
  • Tag your photo with the hashtags #LongTimeGoneSAL #AlisonGlass #AndoverFabrics #SewWithTheBest #AnnaMariaHorner #FreeSpiritFabrics #JenKingwell #LongTimeGoneQuilt #AmitieTexiles #MartiMichell #LovePatchworkQuilting
  • Be Following these accounts on Instagram:
  • @GnomeAngel
  • @SnipsSnippets
  • @AlisonGlass
  • @AnnaMariaHorner
  • @JenKingwell
  • @AndoverFabrics
  • @FreeSpiritFabrics
  • @MartiMichell
  • @LoveQuiltingMag
Please Note: You do not need to tag these accounts in your images, if you use the hashtag #LongTimeGoneSAL we'll be able to find you! 
You will also need to do the following:
  • Post a photo of each of the blocks in their relevant weeks in your timezone. You can find the block timetable by clicking here
  • Complete the quilt top and post it to Instagram within 12 July and Midnight 21 July in your timezone.
  • All photos will need to have the relevant hashtags on them.
  • You will need to be following all the relevant Instagram accounts at the time of the drawing.
Need help keeping all of that clear in your head, Angie has made up a fabulous Long Time Gone SAL Tracker, you can grab it by clicking here to download.

For more information you can find commonly asked questions and their answers by clicking here.
And that my friends is it for this week! Have fun with your HST's this week and enjoy that large piece in the center of the block that is just fantastic for a fussy cut!
High fives today go to my partner in quilty crime Angie. The work behind the "seams" on a project like this is unbelievable!!
xo nicole

1 comment:

  1. I hear you, I would like an entire quilt made from these blocks and this colour scheme. AMH prints are always lovely. I very much like the vibrancy of you block. =)


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