Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Lucky

Back in February I released this pattern for St. Patrick's Day. It's available in my etsy shop. www.etsy.com/shop/farmhousecottons


The clovers are tiny. Each measuring 2 1/2". Sooo cute! Right. 


Well. Yes. While I think they are adorable, some may find the size a tad daunting. If you happen to find yourself leaning toward the daunting side, I have good news! I am going to give you the measurements for a 4" clover! Yay!

Ok, so...cut:
(3) 2 1/2" green sq
(9) 1 1/4" corner squares

3" light square (cut once on diagonal) for the stem piece and a 1" x 3 1/4" green stem. 

Here's some helpful tidbits.
When sewing corners, I never sew it down the center. I ALWAYS sew just a needle width or two off the center mark.


I do this so that my fold line is on the center and by doing this I don't come up short when I iron it back. Also, you can see that my foot holds the edge of the little square and my machine is less likely to suck it up when I start sewing.


I trim like this, leaving the original piece in place so that I have a "true" mark.


 If you worry about bulk then trim once you've made sure your square matches up with the original cut.


Now for the stem piece. This is how I aligned it...sew a 1/4" seam allowance, press to the light and repeat for the other side. Trim this unit to 2 1/2" square.


I pressed my seams open. 


Trim block to 4 1/2". If you are following the pattern, increase your strips to 1 1/2". 

Have a fantastic day!!!










4 comments:

paulette said...

Thanks so much for showing us how to make this block! It is adorable!!
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Claire said...

Very cute block, Julie. The quilt is so delicate and your green fabric is absolutely perfect for clovers. Thanks for the directions and the tips. I love the little chicken quilt you are showing on IG, too. Such pretty designs!

Julie Isa said...

Thank you Claire!!!

Julie Isa said...

You are so welcome! Enjoy!!!