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Today we're sharing another one of the Big Blocks in the “I Can Totally Make That” pattern series.
Today it’s Lynn Hagemeier of Kansas Troubles Balancing Act block
CLICK HERE to visit Lynne’s blog where she posted about this classic block on Sept 24.
We saw it, loved it, made it. Here’s RCQ’s Autumn flavored Balancing Act block.
We used fabric from Deb Strain’s THANKFUL collection
and Grunge Basics Elafin for our background.
We didn’t start with a charm pack instead we cut our own squares from fabric.
If you don’t have a charm pack in mind for this block,
you can make your 3” (finished size) half square triangles (HST) from your stash and scraps.
Use your favorite HST triangle method
Scroll on to see how you can make HST 4 at a time.
HALF SQUARE TRIANGLES 4 AT A TIME
(3” finished size)
With this method, we to like to make the squares we start with sized so that the resulting
Half Square triangles are a bit larger than you need them to be
Then they can be squared up so rows go together smoothly.
More about the Big Block Free Pattern Series:
There are 15 ‘I Can Totally Make That’ patterns. All are free patterns courtesy of Moda Fabric and their designers.
All are BIG 18” blocks that could stand alone as a mini quilt , make multiples for a larger throw or bed quilt. Maybe…make all 15 blocks as a sampler quilt? So many ways to go- isn’t that what we love about quilts and quilting?
Please respect the designer’s individual guidelines and use these patterns only for your own personal enjoyment. Read more about this at MODA FABRICS
The designers will be sharing their blocks via social media and their blogs, along with their ideas for finishing in the coming weeks . Here on our blog is one of many places you’ll be able to download this free series. You can use the links provided to visit the featured designer’s blog. All the designer’s should be sharing starting 9-23-2019 and over the next 2 weeks.
If you'd like to check out what the Moda designer’s will post about their blocks, here is the full schedule:
9.24.19: Kansas Troubles
9.26.19: Jan Patek
10.2.19: American Jane
10.3.19: Kathy Schmitz
Thanks for reading! Until we blog again, be sure to take time out and Enjoy the Sew!® - Carol and staff @RCQ