Easy to cut fabric wedges sew up quickly into a modern quilt block by Jean Boyd June 8, 2017 written by Jean Boyd June 8, 2017 804 Yesterday I showed you how to make placemats with the modern Log Cabin blocks we made using Northcott’s Artisan Spirit Shimmer and Toscana fabrics. Today I’ll show you how to use wedge-shaped strips to make another type of modern block. For this block we’re going to use 2½” strips cut from the Artisan Spirit Shimmer and Echoes fabrics. I started by cutting two 2½” strips from each of the nine fat quarters that I had. It helps to cut the strips on the lengthwise grain of the fabric to minimize stretching when sewing the strips. I then cut each strip into two 8½” x 2½” strips, but with this type of block, you can cut the strips any length you like. 2½” x 8½” strips from 9 different Artisan Spirit Shimmer and Echoes fabrics Next, I trimmed the sides of each strip on a slight angle. The angles don’t need to be the same on each strip – in fact, it makes for a more interesting block if the angles are varied. Cut the strips into wedge shapes I continued trimming the two long sides of each of the strips to create similar wedge shapes. Cut this wedge shape from each strip Wedges ready to sew together Next, sew the wedges together, alternating the wide and narrow ends. Don’t worry if the outside edges don’t line up exactly. They will be trimmed later. Press all seams in the same direction. Press carefully to avoid stretching the fabric. To make my block I first sewed the wedges together into pairs and then joined the pairs to make each block have a total of eight wedges. You could also join more wedges together to make a long strip for a border or for the center of a quilt. Wedges are sewn together I made a total of nine blocks like this. Be sure to come back tomorrow to see how I use these blocks made with Northcott Artisan Spirit Shimmer and Echoes to make a small quilt with gray Toscana fabric. This is part 4 of 5 in this series. Go back to part 3: 2 quilted placemats using modern Log Cabin blocks and creative borders Go to part 5: A quilt block of wedges tantalizes the senses using Shimmer and Toscana fabrics Print this page or save as a PDF 0qs158fabric wedgesmodern quilt blocknorthcott artisan spirit fabric FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditWhatsappTelegramEmail Jean Boyd Jean has been designing and publishing patterns since 1997. For the past several years she has been designing patterns for new fabric collections by Northcott Fabrics. Her work has been published in several magazines in both Canada and the United States. Jean holds a Fiber Arts Certificate in quilting and has taught extensively throughout Canada, including six national Quilt Canada conferences. She was named "Canadian Teacher of the Year" in 2003 by the Canadian Quilters Association and has won numerous awards for her quilts. previous post 2 quilted placemats using modern Log Cabin blocks and creative borders next post A quilt block of wedges tantalizes the senses using Shimmer and Toscana fabrics YOU MAY ALSO LIKE... QUILTsocial Giveaway 288: Jungle Rose 12-Fat Quarter Fabric... Get your Banyan Batiks Baralla, we’re making a... QUILTsocial Giveaway 284: Baralla 12-Fat Quarter Fabric Bundle! 5 tips to create the best ever quilt... The secret to modern quilting using the straight... How a short stitch, in quilting, can save... How to choose a quilt design for fabric... Falling in love with Banyan Batiks Kayana autumn... Banyan Batiks Kayana Autumn fabric steals the fall... 1 comment Cecilia November 3, 2019 - 9:31 am Thanks for the great idea! Your fabrics are gorgeous. Reply Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.