Yesterday I showed you how to finish your scrappy houses quilt. All week I’ve been talking about how to use the following products and how these made the process of making this quilt a breeze: OMNIGRIP Ruler – 5″ x 5″, Omnigrid Ruler Grip Double Suction Cup, OLFA 45 mm Ergonomic Rotary Cutter, OLFA Deluxe Ergonomic Handle Rotary Cutter 60 mm, OLFA Endurance Rotary Blade, Sulky Tear-Easy, Odif 505 Temporary Adhesive Glue Stick.
Here’s another quilt that I made using the same techniques. After the quilting was finished, I added some little beads for door handles. You could also add other embellishments to personalize your houses. Have fun and be creative!
Now let’s use our 5″ squares to make more blocks.
Block 1: Half-Square Triangles
Draw a diagonal line on 1 – 5″ square. Place the square, right sides together, with another 5″ square.
Stitch ¼” on each side of the drawn lines. Cut on the drawn line. Press open to make 2 half-square triangles that will be 4½” x 4½”. Itʼs also easy to trim them to a smaller size using the Omnigrip 5″ x 5″ Ruler.
Block 2: Pieced squares
Place 2 – 5″ x 5″ squares right sides together. Stitch a scant ¼” seam on 2 outside edges. Cut in half. Press open to make 2 pieced squares that will be 4½” x 5″.
Block 3: Four-Patch Blocks
Place 2 pieced blocks (Block 2 above) right sides together. Stitch a scant ¼” seam on 2 outside edges. Cut in half to make 2 – Four-Patch blocks. Use the Omnigrip 5″ x 5″ Ruler to trim the blocks to the desired size.
Block 4: Disappearing Nine-Patch
Sew 9 – 5″ squares together to make a Nine-Patch block.
Cut the block in half from top to bottom and side to side.
Re-arrange the squares to make a new block. There are several ways to rearrange the squares. Here’s my version.
Block 5: Disappearing Four-Patch
Sew 4 – 5″ squares together to make a Four-Patch block.
Cut the block 1½” from the center on all sides as shown on the right-hand side of the picture below.
Re-arrange the pieces to create your new block.
I hope you’ve enjoyed learning about the Omnigrid and Omnigrip rulers and accessories as well as the OLFA 45 mm and 60 mm cutters. I’ll be using the Omnigrip 5″ x 5″ ruler to make more scrappy quilt blocks!
This is part 5 of 5 in this series
Go back to part 4: Scrappy Houses Quilt | sewing houses row by row