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Apr 5, 2013

Sisters' Ten Modern BOM April Block: Lady of the Lake

Apr 5, 2013
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April already?  Today the next block for the Sisters' Ten Modern Block of the Month Club is up!  This block is a classic.  Get ready to get your HST on - it's Lady of the Lake.

{Sisters' Ten BOM will post new blocks the first Friday of the month in 2013. Feel free to join in the fun with us anytime throughout the year. For all things Sisters' Ten, go here.}

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April - Lady of the Lake1

Cutting Instructions.

For 12" blocks.
  • Cut (10) 3 1/8" x 3 1/8" squares of Fabric A (background).
  • Cut (10) 3 1/8" x 3 1/8" squares of Fabric C.
  • Cut (1) 9 1/4" x 9 1/4" square of Fabric A (background).
  • Cut (1) 9 1/4" x 9 1/4" square of Fabric B.

April fabrics

For 9" blocks.
  • Cut (10) 2 5/8" x 2 5/8" squares of Fabric A (background).
  • Cut (10) 2 5/8" x 2 5/8" squares of Fabric C.
  • Cut (1) 7 1/4" x 7 1/4" square of Fabric A (background).
  • Cut (1) 7 1/4" x 7 1/4" square of Fabric B.
Piecing Instructions.
*Use a scant 1/4" on all seam allowances. See the Scant Rant series for details.

1. Make a Half-Square Triangle (HST) unit with Fabric A and Fabric B. Use (1) Fabric A square and the (1) Fabric B square to make (2) total Half-Square Triangle units using the method in this tutorial. The HSTs should be trimmed down to:
                     
12" blocks:  8 1/2" (unfinished size).
9" blocks:  6 1/2" (unfinished size).
**NOTE** The 2 large HSTs made in this step will be used for both blocks you make this month.  Each block requires only 1 of these HSTs.  I wanted to keep the same method of construction and reduce waste.

2. Make Half-Square Triangle (HST) units with Fabric A and Fabric C. Use the remaining (10) Fabric A squares and the (10) Fabric C squares to make (20) total Half-Square Triangle units using the method in this tutorial. The HSTs should be trimmed down to:

12" blocks:  2 1/2" (unfinished size).
9" blocks: 2" (unfinished size).

3. Layout the Half-Square Triangle Units as shown below.
Sisters Ten April

4. Sew each of the four rows that surround the center A/B HST together, pressing seams in one direction.
Sisters ten april 3 labeled

5. Sew the rows on the left and right side to the large center half-square triangle.
Sisters ten april 4 labeled 1

6.  Sew the remaining rows to the top and bottom of the unit from step 5.
Sisters Ten April 5

7. Make (2) blocks. They may be identical blocks or made from differing fabrics for a scrappier look.  As I pointed out in the note above in Step 1, to reduce waste, I used the same fabric for both the large center HSTs in these blocks.  Don't worry if you think they look too similar!  Once the blocks are separated on opposite sides of the quilt, it will be much harder to notice.

April - Lady of the Lake 2 blocks collage

Fabric is Alison Glass for Andover, Lucky Penny with background Quilter's Linen in Straw by Robert Kaufman.
Please add your blocks to the flickr group for Sisters' Ten when you get a chance. Thank you to everyone who is contributing to the group - all of your blocks look great!
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4 comments:

  1. *love* the labeled diagrams! thank you!!

    and, I have never seen this block before; wowsa! what a visual impact it has, yet not hard to accomplish with the HST method you showed us. Very cool!

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  2. I'm so excited to make this block! I love using HST :)

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  3. I`ve never done this block.Thanks for the tutorial.I love HST,it`s very fun.Have an amazing weekend!!

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