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2 diverse Sew Easy triangular rulers make 1 rectangular quilt block

 

Yesterday we were sailing the ocean blue as we use the KOMFORT KUT Slash-N-Circle Quilting Ruler– 9” x 12½” to give some movement to the sky portion of the art quilt.

Today we’re going to work on the last section of this Impressionistic masterpiece with using both the Sew Easy Triangle Ruler 60° – 8″ x 9¼ and the Sew Easy Half Diamond Ruler – 4½” x 14¼”.

Sew Easy Half Diamond Ruler – 4½" x 14¼" and the Sew Easy Triangle Ruler 60° – 8" x 9¼"
Sew Easy Half Diamond Ruler – 4½” x 14¼” and the Sew Easy Triangle Ruler 60° – 8″ x 9¼”

 

For these blocks I’m using the Northcott Stonehenge Gradations Brights – Sunglow, appropriately named too since I’m working on a sunset…

I’m keeping things simple today, the blocks are rectangular.

A rectangular block featuring 2 half diamond triangles and 2 equilateral triangles.
Today’s block design

 

When I was planning today’s post I had a few ideas about the sunset I wanted on this Impressionistic art quilt. For this part I knew I had to plan my fabric placement than I had done for the beach, the grass and the sky. Having said this, if you wish a more random fabric placement in your art quilt for this part, I say do it!

Should you decide that you want to follow what I’ve done then here is the list of pieces you’ll need to cut:

1. From the medium colored fabric, you’ll need 6 strips that are 3” wide. From these strips, cut 28 Half Diamond pieces.

The Half Diamond ruler is placed on a fabric strip that is 3⅞" tall to gut triangles.
Cut a Half diamond triangle that is 3⅞” tall.

 

2. From the light and dark colored fabrics, cut 2 strips that are 6¾” wide for each color. From these strips, cut 14 triangles of each color.

Sew Easy triangle is use to cut triangles from 6¾" wide strips.
Cut triangles with Sew Easy triangle from 6¾” wide strips.

 

I hope that you were all paying attention during Monday’s post when I showed you how to use a piece of ¼” tape as we’re going to use it again today.

Remember that the tip of the triangle shouldn’t go higher that the piece of tape.

Aligning the dog ears and pinning prior to sewing.
Align the dog ears perfectly and pin.

 

3. Sew the length of the seam and press seam open. You’ll need two sections per block.

The 2 halves of the block are placed next to each other prior to sewing. Working with Sew Easy Triangle and Half Diamond Rulers
The 2 halves of the block are placed next to each other prior to sewing.

 

4. Line up those dog ears perfectly then pin.

The 2 sides of the block are matched with the dog ears perfectly over each other.
Align the dog ears perfectly over each other.

 

5. Once pinned sew the two sections together and press the block open. Four points are perfectly aligned in the center of your block.

When the dog ears are correctly match the center points match perfectly. Using Sew Easy Triangle and Half Diamond Rulers.
When the dog ears are correctly matched the center points match perfectly.

 

For the sunset portion of the quilt you need a total of 14 blocks:

A. 6 with the medium and light fabrics

Sew 6 blocks with the medium and light fabrics need to be sewn. Using Sew Easy Triangle and Half Diamond Rulers.
Sew 6 blocks with the medium and light fabrics.

 

B. 6 with the medium and dark fabrics and…

Sew 6 blocks with the medium and light fabrics need to be sewn. Using Sew Easy Triangle and Half Diamond Rulers.
Sew 6 blocks with the medium and light fabrics.

 

C. 2 with all three, light, medium and dark fabric.

Sew 6 blocks with the medium and light fabrics need to be sewn. Using Sew Easy Triangle and Half Diamond Rulers.
Sew 6 blocks with the medium and light fabrics.

 

Once all your blocks are completed trim them down to 7” x 12”.

Now play with the placement of your blocks. You need 2 rows with 7 blocks per row.

All the quilt blocks completed and sewn together make a striking section. Using the Sew Easy Triangle and Half Diamond Rulers.
Today’s completed section.

 

The last section completed. This was all done with the help of Sew Easy Triangle Ruler 60°  8″ x 9¼ and the Sew Easy Half Diamond Ruler – 4½” x 14¼”.

Come back tomorrow when I show you how to all put this together. We’ll look at some of the techniques we used this week with the help of the KOMFORT KUT Rotary Cutter  18mm.

 

This is part 4 of 5 in this series.
Go back to part 3: The ins and outs of curved piecing your art quilt

Go to part 5: How these 3 quilting rulers create an Impressionistic art quilt

I took my first quilting course in September 1994 in Barrie, Ontario, near the armed forces base where I was stationed. After moving to Ottawa in 1996, I joined my first guild. I took more courses and began to buy quilting books and lots of fabrics. Quilting has become my passion. I have made over 150 more quilts since then, and have never looked back. I now share my knowledge of quilting by teaching and doing presentations, and blogging!

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