Date/Time: Friday 8:30 AM
Teacher: Saundra Cindrich
Skill Level: All Levels
Size: 12″ finished block – You can determine how many blocks for whatever size quilt you want.
Description: This lovely block creates the look of a broken chain across a quilt of several blocks. The consistent use of one fabric in that position would create a definite chain. I’ve used many batiks and the quilt has a rich dramatic look and mine creates the look of a broken chain I’ve also used different backgrounds in each block.
To create one block, you need 3 colors or values. Not all of my blocks have a lot of contrast because I believe not every blocks needs to be a star! I used mostly fat quarters and you can get the components for several blocks out of 3 fat quarters – but please don’t stay with 3 – many fabrics make this quilt special. With careful cutting, sewing and pressing this is a 12″ block. I’m afraid mine are just a bit smaller, but it’s all good! You’ll want a quarter inch foot on your machine or a way to measure a quarter inch when you sew.
If you want to buy yardage, I’d suggest quarter or half yards.
To create one block you need 3 colors or values. You need definite light, medium and dark fabrics. I used mostly fat quarters and you can get the components for several blocks out of 3 fat quarters.
- Machine in good working order (don’t forget the foot pedal!)
- 6″ x 12″ ruler
- small mat to be at your sewing station, if you have one
- rotary cutter with a sharp blade (It’s okay to treat yourself to a new blade!)
- sharp, thin, glass headed pins