Now that you have your fabrics cut, this post we piece the fabrics together to make the two curling stones we need to make the Curling Rocks Quilted Runner. Notice today I’m calling them stones?
To make construction go quicker, I chain piece my units and use a 1/4″ seam allowance.
I like to lay out my block pieces on a design wall or flat surface so I’m less likely to sew pieces together in the wrong order. I don’t like so much cleaning my design wall/flat surface so I apologize in advance for the excessive strings you’ll see in these photos :)
First let’s make all the half square triangle (HST) units we need that make the Curling Stone Block possible.
Draw one diagonal line on the wrong side of the six white 2″ squares.
Sew 1/4″ away from each side of the diagonal line on all six squares.
Cut on the drawn line. Press the seam to the darker fabric.
Trim each to 1 1/2″ square.
Lay out the HST in their correct positions in each block.
Now we’re ready to start sewing the block units together!
Make the stone unit
The next easiest thing to sew is the two 8 1/2″ pieces of the two grey fabrics together. Press the seam to the darker grey.
Sew the light grey HST units to the end of the light grey 6 1/2″ pieces. Press the seams to the strip.
Sew the grey strip with HST units added to the bottom of the dark grey strip. Press the seam to the dark grey.
Make the handle unit
Sew the red HST units to the ends of both the 4 1/2″ and 6 1/2″ strips. Press the seams to the strips.
Sew the 1 1/2″ white square to the right end of HST on the 4 1/2″ strip. Press the seam to the white square.
Sew the 2 1/2″ red piece to the 5 1/2″ white strip. Press the seam to the red strip.
Sew the red and white strip to the 4 1/2″ red strip with HSTs added to it. Press the seam to the red and white strip.
Sew the 2 1/2″ white piece vertically to the left side of the unit you just made. Press the seam to the white piece.
Sew the third red strip to the bottom of the 2 strip red unit. Press the seam to the bottom red strip.
Join the units to make the block
Sew the grey unit to the bottom of the red strip unit with the light grey at the top. Press the seam to the grey unit.
The red Curling Stone Block is complete!
It should measure 8 1/2″ wide x 8″ tall.
Repeat the same steps replacing the red pieces with yellow pieces to make the yellow curling rock.
Tomorrow’s post will feature a bit more piecing as we put together the runner top.
Tonight enjoy the fact that you made two Curling Stone Blocks!