Thursday, 4 July 2019

Fancy Foot Block

Piecing Diagram

For an 8in block you will need:

- 4,2 1/2in white squares
- 4, 2 7/8in white triangles
- 1, 2 7/8in each of green,blue, red and yellow triangle
- 4, 5 1/4 x 2 5/8in white rectangle
- 1, 5 1/4 x 2 5/8in each of green, blue,red and yellow rectangle

This is a basic four patch and you sew the units together as indicated above. I used the following Accuquilt dies to cut out the shapes which of course made this very easy:

- 2 1/2in square multiples (2in finished)
- 2in finished triangle multiples
- traingles in square 4in finished square

Alternatively, you can cut this yourself obviously, construct your half square triangles the usual way (I cut my squares a bit larger to make the half square triangles, i.e. 3in and cut the units to 2 1/2in). For the rectangles there is a tutorial on the net for a 12in block (see ludlow quilt and sew). Personally I would cut this with a template from Marti Michell (or similar), i.e the Multi-Size Peaky and Spike Triangle Set. As you are dealing with bias edges there is a fair amount of stretch which leads to minor inaccuracies and with a template you have those nice corners that will help you to align your pieces.


1 comment:

  1. What an old but cute block. Thank you for the tutorial. I will definitely attempt to make some of these blocks.


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