01 October 2013

Best Friend Block {ModernQAL}

Have you been following along the #modernQAL over at And Sew We Craft? I have to admit that with all of the house moving and other project commitments, I’m a couple of months behind, but I will catch up in the next couple of weeks and share the blocks I’ve made so far.

So anyways, it’s month 6 and it’s again my turn to share a block with you. If you’re not sure what I’m talking about, pop on over to this ModernQAL link to see all of the other blocks in this sampler style quilt a long.

This month, I’ve chosen the Best Friend block which is designed by Angela Pingel of the Cut To Pieces blog. I absolutely loved making this block and actually went so far as to make a whole quilt with this block… which I’ll show you later.

Best Friend Block

The next image has the fabric and cutting requirements.

Best Friend Block Cutting

As my C print fabric is directional, I’ve cut my 4 rectangles so that the little elephants are all facing the right direction. 2 long and 2 wide – make sense?

Block Assembly:
1. Arrange the pieces using the block photo as a guide.
2. With right sides together, sew each B to a C. If you’re using directional fabrics, be sure to pay attention to which pieces are sewn together.

Best Friend Block Assembly

3. With right sides together, sew the centre square to the lower right edge of a B/C segment, starting midway with a backstitch to make a partial seam.

Best Friend Block - Assembly

4. Sew the remaining B/C segments around the centre square A in a counter clockwise direction. Press all the seams away from the centre square.

Best Friend Assembly 2

5. Complete the partial seam between the first B/C segment and the centre square A.
6. Trim the block to 12.5” x 12.5”

And there you have the Best Friend block. Fun, yes?

I loved making this block so much, that I made a whole Best Friend Quilt using a layer cake of Summerville by Lu Summers.

Best Friends Quilt

It is made with 4 blocks across and 4 blocks down. The white sashing strips are 1.5” wide and I’ve added 5” borders (with some little flying geese blocks within the borders).

Best Friends Quilt - Flat

I love this quilt and am just waiting for someone to have a baby girl, so I can give this to them. Or perhaps I’ll just host a blog giveaway…

I hope you enjoy making the Best Friend block as much as I did. Be sure to share the block on the ModernQAL Linky party.

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  1. gorgeous quilt Anorina and love that cute block.xx

  2. Your quilt is beautiful!
    It's nice to see what the blocks would look like if you used them to make a whole quilt :-)

  3. Wow! Love your quilt! I am much further behind than you -- I haven't yet made any blocks!


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