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Monday, August 13, 2012

Freebie Fifteen

It's coming up to the 15th of the month again.  I have to remember... I have to remember...

Last month, I completely forgot!  I had my block done and everything, and the 15th came and went and I didn't even think about it.  So, I had to pay a whole $6 for my "free" block.  Darn!

Here is the freebie block for this month.  Not too hard to do.

I did cheat a little bit.  The instructions for those grey and white quarter square triangles were to cut out each individual triangle, then sew them together.  I put a grey square together with a white square, and sewed on either side of the centre line, like I was making half square triangles.  Then I cut it in half again.  The result was two triangles with the grey on the wrong side, but I think it's fine as is.

Speaking of cheating, here's one of the companion blocks:

This one was another that had those wretched template wonky pinwheels.  I am so tired of templates!  I had to use some of my own fabric, but I did regular pinwheels instead.  And those hearts and the white parts around them were also supposed to be templates, but I measured them out instead.  I feel like I'm pulling something over on the designer of these blocks when I avoid their templates!

This one did use the template for the pinwheels.

It was really finicky to make.  Those dark squares are 1/4 inch finished.  But I like the plaid look.


I think this was last month's freebie block.  They are all starting to run together now!


Rosemary said...

They're all beautiful blocks but they also look very hard to make! You did a great job with all of them!

Little House on the Hill said...

Great blocks. I like the way you made the grey and white blocks. Sewing smarter not harder lol

Cheers Pauline

Karen said...

Your piecing looks so very good. Welcome to the quilt blogging world!