Thursday, 18 February 2016

Quilt Non 2016 - Mini Trellis block part 2

If you missed my original post earlier today you can find it here. I've stitched up my Mini Trellis block this afternoon over on Instagram but I thought I'd share the process photos here as well in case you wanted to see how the block goes together. I pulled a selection of fabrics from Karen Lewis' Blueberry Park range for Robert Kaufman.
I prepped all the pieces before starting to speed things up.
I marked, cut and pieced each block separately to avoid getting in a muddle...
..stitched using an old needle and shortened the stitch length to 1.3 to aid in removing papers later.
Trimmed a scant 1/4" seam within the block as the pieces are quite small.
 A couple of stitches in the seam allowance on the outer edges of the block help to hold the fabric in place when piecing the elements of the block together later.
I speared the relevant matching points with pins to make sure the alignment was OK before stitching. Before pressing I removed the paper from the seam allowances along the join to help it lay(lie? who knows?) flat.
Repeat with the other half of this section of the block.
Then there was the simple matter of making three more before the light vanished....I didn't succeed. It was dusk by the time I finished so the colours look vastly different but the block is still pretty.
So there you have it. One finished Mini Trellis block. You can find the free pattern download here.
I'd love to see your version so if you use any of the following hashtags I'll be able to find yours on social media #minitrellisblock #nelliesniceties #quiltnon2016
Catch you soon x

Quilt Non 2016 - Mini Trellis block

Julie Dueck of The Intrepid Thread is hosting a free online community event on Instagram for those of us who are not attending the annual Modern Quilt Guild's convention (Quilt Con) in the USA this weekend. There will be tutorials, challenges, games, prizes and shopping discounts from 18th -21st February. You can follow along on social media with the hashtag #quiltnon2016

I'm one of the hostesses and have revised a block from the Nellie's Niceties Mystery BOM to share on Instagram - Mini Trellis.
To make a 6" Mini Trellis block like this you will need:
Four 3" squares palest pink
Four 3" squares baby pink
Six 1 1/2" squares mid pink
Four 2 1/4" x 1" strips baby blue
Four 2 3/4" x 1" strips baby blue
Eight 1" x 3" strips baby blue

You can download the free pattern here.

I'm going to be sewing along on Instagram (reeneatnelliesniceties) if you want to see how the block comes together.
Edited to add: You can see the process pictures here.
Catch you soon x