I've been asked several times about how I made the Prairie Points blocks that I have in progress. So here is a quick tutorial for the block. I'm still thinking about final layout for this quilt, so that will come later.
MATERIALS -- needed are given below in terms of what is needed for one block.
One 2.5" by width-of-fabric strip for each block, I used black on white fabrics for this, with one fabric per block, (Note: there are occasional fabrics with pops of color, what can I say I don't like to follow the rules, even if they are mine....LOL.)
Prairie Points -
The first blocks were made to use some of the leftover bits of binding that I had left over, but scraps strips can be used as well. I am using strip ranging from about 2.75" to 3.5" in width. You will need about 4" in length for each prairie point wanted in your block, so anywhere from 12" to 20" in length per block depending on how many points you want.
For each block you will need to cut 4 strips of background fabric that are 2.5" by 8.5" in size. They can be all the same fabric, or all different, whatever you prefer.
And you'll need to cut enough 4" long strips for the number of points that you want - I've been doing 3, 4 or 5 per block.
MAKING THE BLOCK --
Take your strip (in your desired width) and press in half if not using binding. Start by folding down one half of the strip so that the folded edge is in the center as shown in the picture. Pin in place.
Great design idea. Thanks, Moira!ReplyDelete
Okay, that answered all my questions, and was pretty much what I expected. So you pin the two sides, then stitch, then trim, then put on the background strip, etc. I was envisioning four different fabrics, so I'm glad you said it didn't matter, because I was going to do it anyway. LOL. I will do this as a leader-ender when I finish the churn dash blocks, I think.ReplyDelete
Hi Moira! I just learned of this tutorial from Susan. Thanks so much for sharing. This is a fun, fun block!!ReplyDelete