Monday, April 6, 2015

QCQAL 2: Row #3 -- Rocky Mountain Puzzle Tutorial

Welcome back, everyone! It's time to size down our blocks and make more per row. But first, click here and vote for what 6" blocks you want to make!


The first 8" block that we will be making is a Rocky Mountain Puzzle. Remember that you'll need to make 6 blocks for a throw sized quilt and 9 blocks for a twin sized quilt! Click here to hop over to Craftsy and print the directions!


For my twin sized quilt, I made three blocks in each of three different color combinations. I found it easiest to make them three at a time, as to not mix up my colors!


For a throw sized quilt you will need:
Six (6) 2.5 inch squares for the block centers
Twelve (12) 1.5 x 2.5 inch strips
Twelve (12) 1.5 x 4.5 inch strips 
Thirty (30) 3 inch squares for HSTs
Thirty (30) 3 inch background squares for HSTs
Twelve (12) 2.5 inch background squares

For a twin sized quilt you will need:
Nine (9) 2.5 inch squares for the block centers
Eighteen (18) 1.5 x 2.5 inch strips
Eighteen (18) 1.5 x 4.5 inch strips 
Forty five (45) 3 inch squares for HSTs
Forty five (45) 3 inch background squares for HSTs
Eighteen (18) 2.5 inch background squares

Sew your 1.5 inch wide strips to your 2.5 inch square, first sewing the 1.5 x 2.5 inch strips to the sides, and then sewing the 1.5 x 4.5 inch strips to the top and bottom. Press away from the center square. Set aside for a short while.



Using your 3 inch squares, draw diagonal lines on all of your background squares. Pair each with a focus fabric square and sew 1/4 inch from each side of the line. Cut apart on the line, press, and trim to 2.5 inches. You will need 10 HSTs per block.


Gathering all your block parts, lay out each block as shown below. I found it easiest to sew the outer HSTs into groups as shown in the second picture.  Sew together all your parts for your finished block.




Here are all nine of my Rocky Mountain Puzzle Blocks!


Go get stitching on your blocks and come back in two weeks for our second 8" block!

4 comments:

  1. Great tutorial. I love the way the blocks look together. Have a super day!

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  2. Great tut! Love the colors and pattern

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