Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Dance with Me BOM Block 1, Step 2 Center Units

Step 2 Center Units

Yesterday we went over how to make the Flying Geese. You can see that blog HERE.

Step 2 of the Block 1 is to make center units for the block

Note: I will be just talking about the assembly process in these blocks, if you need the exact number of blocks to make or cutting information please download the pattern, HERE.  Also, I’m assuming that you have already finished the cutting of your pieces following the Cutting Instructions in the pattern.  All seams are sewn with ¼” seam allowance.

Pieces need for this step will be B, E, G, H squares.

Step 1.  Draw a diagonal lines on the back of all of the following squares, B, G, and H.

Step 2. We will be starting with the B and E squares.  Layer a B square with an E square, right sides facing.  Sew a ¼” on each side of the drawn diagonal line.

Step 3. Cut on diagonal line, press seams open.

These half square triangles are labeled (B/E units).

Step 4.  Lay G square on top B/E unit on the bottom right corner (E fabric side) with right sides facing. See diagram above.

Step 5. Stitch the diagonal line.

Step 5. Trim the ¼” away from sewn line. Press open.

Step 6. On the opposite corner Lay H square on top B/E unit on the Top left corner (B fabric side), right sides facing. (See diagram above). Sew on the diagonal line.

Step 7. Trim the ¼” away from sewn line. Press open.

Step 8. Square the center block according to the pattern instructions.

Step 9.  Lay 2 of the center blocks as shown above.

Step 10.  Lay the 2 units right sides together.  Make sure to align the seams and pin them together.  Press open. Repeat with 2 more center blocks to make 2 halves.

Step 11. Sew the two halves together, remember to match up all the seams to assure all the lines match up.

Step 12. Press open to complete the center block. Repeat until you have all the center blocks completed (refer to pattern instructions).

Please feel free to comment below if you have questions or comments.

Tomorrow, we will be assembling the full block.

Happy Sewing,


1 comment:

  1. I just received an email comment asking if "wouldn't it be easier to strip piece this save fabric and less futzing".

    My response is that Yes, that would be another method of doing it. I decided to write the pattern the way I did due to that is the method I prefer. If you choose to use another method, you are more than welcome to use it. Thank you for the comment.