KNOWLEDGE IS POWER, BUT IT DOESN'T MAKE MY BLOW DRYER RUN!

Friday, December 31, 2021

Robbing Peter to Pay Paul tutorial

 




I'm ending the year in the pink! This will be a baby quilt that I hope to finish it this weekend. Sorry the pictures are so dark, it is a gloomy day here.



I love this background print that is from a collection called Grace from MODA and the designer is Benda Riddle. I thought it was so sweet and very girly. I got it at the Old Country Store in Intercourse PA.


To continue with my pink theme I am doing some school house blocks. This is a pattern I have always wanted to do. It is in the latest issue of American Patchwork & Quilting, they have a paper piece pattern to make these. If you look at the one in the top right, you can see a mistake......sometimes that happens!


So this is the pattern, Robbing Peter to Pay Paul. This is the pattern on point. I am seriously thinking of going this route. Do you see the blue as the main background color or do you see the white?


This is a straight set, a nice pattern and I may make another to use this setting.


This is 4 blocks sewn together in the straight set. You will need to make 2 in the opposite color way. 


Same blocks turned on an angle or on point. If you make this setting, you will need to make half blocks to fill in. I will show you those once I get to that point.


To make this block you can look for a pattern or you can make your own, which is what I did. My backgrounds (the white in this block) were cut into  6 1/2" squares. For the slices (the blue fabric) mine are 4 3/4" long and at the middle they measure 1 1/8" high. Play around on paper until you get something you like or buy a pattern.


So I decided to do an easy applique technique. I made a template of the "slice" piece and traced it on some interfacing.


Next I cut out my fabric a smidge larger than the interfacing and sewed them, right sides together. Don't forget you need some that are blue and some that are white. Trim the excess fabric. This is a very gentle curve and easy to sew.
 

It will look like this. Remember to add a seam allowance at the bottom. Notice I only sewed the curve.


Carefully turn, using a turning tool if necessary to smooth the curve. Be careful not to poke through the interfacing. I run my tool on the fabric edge.


Press until it is flat.

You will need 4 for each block. Center it along the edge with raw edges together. I put 2 tiny dots of glue on the interfacing, to hold it in place. I plan on taking these to my bee, so I don't want to worry about them moving.


I also trimmed the seam allowance pretty thin to reduce bulk.



Take the time to make that curved edge nice and smooth so you get a nice edge on your piece. Remember this is your "finished" piece. It will only look as good as you sew it. If you go off the curve and there is a dent, re-do it or it will drive you crazy! It will also throw off the pattern.




Applique as desired along the curved edge, I am doing mine by hand but you could absolutely do it by machine. Once the block is done, I cut away both the interfacing and the background fabric to reduce bulk. It made for a nice flat block. I recommend leaving a 1/4" seam allowance.


This is the interfacing I used and I love it! It is not too thin, so it tears easily and it is not too thick that it is bulky. As Goldilocks would say it was just right!
This technique made these blocks go so fast because the edge is already turned under. I hope you will give this a try and if you do, let me know!


Today is a special day for our family. My oldest grandson, Griffin turns 17! He is such a good kid and all the little kids in the family just love him. He also very tall, 6 feet 6" and counting! He is our gentle giant and a joy to be around. I am excited to see what the world will hold for him in the future. He has one of those personalities that gets along with everyone. Happy birthday Griff!

This is for Quayquilter. I got your response to my post but could not answer. 

The quilt is called Friendship Circle: A Sampler Quilt. In case you couldn't tell the blocks finish at (I think) 5". So some of the pieces are small but I didn't find them too hard. I bought this as a kit at a quilt show so the fabrics were included. If you go to her web site I think she has kits for some of her patterns. Have fun and thanks for stopping by!

I wish you all a very Happy New Year and let's hope it is better than the past 2 years, we all need a break!

Kelly










7 comments:

  1. I love your Robbing Peter... blocks. Thanks for sharing the technique you're using. I've always admired that pattern. What color is more dominate? Depends. Mostly I see the blue. I do like the diagonal set, but that seems to require quite a few more blocks. I say, Go for it!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Do you need a financial help? Are you in any financial crisis or do you need funds to start up your own business? Do you need funds to settle your debt or pay off your bills or start a good business? Do you have a low credit score and you are finding it hard to obtain capital services from local banks and other financial institutes? Here is your chance to obtain a financial services from our company. We offer the following finance to individuals-

    *Commercial finance
    *Personal finance
    *Business finance
    *Construction finance
    *Business finance And many More:
    and many more at 3% interest rate;

    Contact Us Via Email: ronniefinancehome247@gmail.com
    Whats-App on +91 93118 56893
    Email 3: apply@ronniefinance.ltd
    http://ronniefinance.ltd/fastloan
    Dr. Mark Thomas

    ReplyDelete
  3. with interfacing you apparently are not using the fuseable kind. I've seen some doing that, and have the fusable adhere to the background fabric. When I saw you ironing it on the ironing board without a (?) non stick surface below I got concerned, then realized it was just interfacing without the glue dots.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Super tutorial! Thanks for sharing, and thanks for the inspiration all year long! Sending the warmest wishes to you for a happy and healthy 2022!

    ReplyDelete
  5. BINARY SCAM RECOVERY

    ❌ Binary Option, Forex and their likes are a means of making money but it’s more like gambling. There are no sure means to guarantee that a person could make profit with them and that’s why it can also be reasoned to be scam. Let’s not forget that some individuals even give you �� % guarantee of making profits and end up running away with your money. The internet today is full of Binary Option Recovery Scam, you see so much testimonies been shared about how a firm or Company helped them recover what they lost to Binary Options. But believe it, it’s just a way to lure more people and end up scamming them.

    ❌ You might have also come across some individuals that say they will give you guarantee on successful trades but they only end up as SCAMMERS as well. You here them say stuffs like 200% guaranteed in just 2 weeks and when you go into trade with them, they start telling you to pay profits percentage before you can get your income. These are all liars please avoid them. But if you have been a victim of this guys, then you should contact FIRMWARE now‼️

    ✳️The big Question is “Can someone Recover their money lost to Binary Option and Scam⁉️
    I will say yes, and will tell you how.

    The only way to Recovery your money back is by hiring HACKERS to help you break into the Firms Database Security System using the information you provide them with, Extract your file and get back your money. It seems like a really impossible thing to do, I will tell you, it should be impossible, but with the use of specially designed softwares known to HACKERS and Authorities (such as The FBI, CIA e.t.c) it is possible and the only way to recover your money.

    ✅FIRMWARE are a group of hackers who use their hacking skill to hunt down SCAMMERS and help individuals recovery their money from Internet SCAMMERS.
    We just need the contact details of the SCAMMERS and Paymnet Info and within 4-8 hours your money will be return to you.

    ✳️ You can contact us via the emails below-:
    firmwarehacks@gmail.com


    We also provide Legit Hacking Services such as-:
    ��Phone Hacking/Cloning
    ��Email Hacking & Password Recovery
    ��Social Media Hacking & Passowrd Recovery
    ��Deleted Files Recovery ��Mobil Tracking
    ��Virus detection & Elimination.

    Email-: firmwarehacks@gmail.com




    Firmware
    2022 © All Right Reserved.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I really appreciate your professional approach.These are pieces of very useful information that will be of great use for me in future.
    Casino Online_កាស៊ីណូអនឡាញ
    កាស៊ីណូអនឡាញ _Casino Online

    ReplyDelete

I love to read your comments, they make my day!