Friday, July 11, 2014

Easy Lattice Quilt Block


"Easy Lattice" Quilt Block

To "test"

My Easy Lattice Quilt Method

 for making my


I sewed a simple nine patch block with my extra charm squares.

My squares are 4.5" 
so I cut 1.25 strips of white 
to make my block.

If my charms were 5" square I would likely cut my strips at 1.5"


I sewed the strips directly onto the nine patch block
without cutting the block.

I used the seam edge to keep my strips straight.

If you wanted a wonky effect, you could just use the same method without aligning to a straight edge.

I did not cut the strips to size lengthwise.
I just made sure they were longer than my block side.
I trimmed to size afterward.


Then I aligned my 1/4 inch mark on my ruler on my seam line ...


.. then I cut on the outside strip of block away ...


... on both sides.


 I sewed the strips to the outside edge of the white strip,
right sides together.


 I pressed my strip seams open.


 I turned the end pieces to create a new effect.


Then I sewed a second set of strips at a ninety degree angle to the first, again lining up my strips with the nine patch block seam.


Again, I aligned my ruler on the outside edge of my 1/4" seam
 and cut away the long sides.


I played with the long side strips and "auditioned"


... before I decided on this one.


I sewed the long strip sides to the white sashing strips
making sure my white strips matched lines at the cross.


Then I pressed and trimmed my block square.

The method is sew easy!

It was too much fun not to share today.


This is a "test" block for my new charm quilt.

I am using this same method of sewing the strips onto the quilt top
and then cutting and resewing.

This is sew fun!

There are so many possibilities with this method!

I have ideas for easy plaid blocks, interwoven and knot blocks and more using this method. 

My quilty muse is having a lot of fun and running with ideas for this one faster than I can sew.


This test block will be turned into a pillow cover.

I am already planning to make a quilt
using this method with
with Kona solids.

Pictures of my new baby quilt top coming soon!

:-)


10 comments:

  1. You've chosen such sweet prints for this block. I saw similar quilt last year and started cutting for a QOV. I think it'll look wonderful in just about any colorway. It's going to make a fabulous baby quilt - I ought to make a boy and a girl version to have on hand. Looking forward to seeing your completed quilt.

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  2. Very sweet fabric and a lovely block!

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  3. Looks like a lot of fun Ms Pat. I'm glad you're enjoying your sewing :) This block will look great in a wide variety of colors and fabric styles. Thanks for sharing! And it's funny, but I was just playing around with a disappearing 9patch too! lol

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  4. Neat idea! Thanks for sharing :)

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  5. This is fantastic, I love little tricks and making things easier.

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  6. Another challenging trick that turns out great. Do you sleep? Or does your mind work while you sleep. You get me jazzed.

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  7. Pat, what a remarkable (wait, there's no marking) idea. I love the idea. The white gives the block a fresh pop. However, a different color of sashing would lend a completely different look to the block - what a clever block. As I was writing that, I was wondering what a block of solids with a print sashing would render. Now, I want to play. Thanks for the great tutorial pat. Now you have my mind whirring. As if it ever shuts down either.

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  8. Pretty in pink, you have a new quilt done before I can blink. Did you get e-mail I sent last week? I wondered because you usually send one back quickly. Hugs Sandra

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  9. Your block is incredibly clever. I've never seen a process like this before. Thank you for sharing.

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