Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Dog Gone Cute Blog Hop and Bone Tutorial

Remember this?
Yes, it's my turn on the Dog Gone Cute blog hop! Thank you Lorna for inviting me to participate!
I've enjoyed visiting my fellow bloggers posts with all of the adorable dogs. Although I am not a dog person, I definitely found their creations cute. If you want to visit my blog hop friends for the day, visit them here:
Cristina of Pretty Little Quilts
And if you want to make your own, all of the instructions are on the Sew Fresh Quilt blog.
So now, for the main event of the dog bone tutorial!
Here are the pieces you will need.
And when you are finished, it will look like this! It finishes at 6 by 12 inches.
Now on to the details.
Step 1.
After you have cut all of your pieces, take your four B pieces and four E pieces. Draw a diagonal line across each of your E piece and sew them each to a B piece. Notice that two are sewn on the top right side, and two are sewn on the top left. When you reorganise them, you'll have one on each corner.
Trim the extra on the corners, leaving your 1/4 inch seam allowance and flip them to end up with the blocks above. Now you have four corner blocks.
Step 2.
This one is a little trickier, so pay close attention!
Take a block from step 1 and put it right side down.
On the long edge, across from your triangle, measure 1 1/4 inch from the edge and draw a line from that point to the nearest corner. Repeat on the three other blocks.
Step 3.
Another tricky bit, but hang in there, it will be easier.
Take one D piece and one each of the corner blocks (one with the corner on the left, and the other with a corner on the right). On the long bottom edge of the D piece, measure 1 1/4 inches from the corner, then take a corner block with a triangle on the top left. Right sides together, align your corner piece so that the marked corner is at the 1 1/4 inch mark on piece D, and that the other end of the line meets the corner of the D piece.
It's a bit difficult to explain, but the picture below is so much easier to follow!
Repeat with the corner block that has the triangle on the top right on the right edge of the D piece.
Repeat Step 3 again with your remaining corner blocks and D piece, so that you have the two blocks below.
Step 4.
Take one F piece and two C pieces. Create a half square triangle using one F and one C piece, trim. Take the second C piece, place it right sides with the half square triangle, then sew across to form the piece below. Repeat.
Step 5.
Sew each of the blocks from step 4 on either end of block A, with the background triangles facing out. Then all is left to do is to assemble your three strip.
And there you have it, a bone block to accompany your dog blocks!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!
Do not hesitate to write if you have any issues understanding the directions. If you do make one, or two, or more, feel free to share your pictures below.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Dog Gone Cute Blog Hop

I have had computer problems lately... that made me sad... but now, I'm happy, because everything seems to work fine and I've caught up on my blog reading!

I unfortunately missed the first two days of the Dog Gone Cute blog hop organised by Lorna, but I've now caught up with checking out all the lovely work that's been posted so far. If you want to join in the fun, it's not too late! Go check out the people who have posted so far :

Tuesday, October 6
Karen of Run Sew Fun
Anja of Anja Quilts
Kelly of Quilting it Out

Thursday, October 8
Nina of Inchworming
Brandy of Pampered Pettit

If you want to follow along for the rest of the month, go check out the full schedule here. And if you want to make your own quilt, the first post of the tutorial can be found here.

Then, come back on October 27th, when I'll post a tutorial on how to do this lovely dog bone.