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Elf Pillows on Point — Block Variation #2

Sunday, December 13th, 2009

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©Tracy L. Chapman & Sew Thankful Inc. December 2009. All rights reserved.

User assumes all risk. Tracy L. Chapman & Sew Thankful Inc. shall have no liability with respect to loss or damage caused directly or indirectly by the information contained in this project.

Please read entire pattern carefully all the way through before beginning.

This block expands on the method used in Block Variation #1.  This time we will make the block smaller and put 4 units together to form a pinwheel.

Materials required for each block:
• Focal Fabric – four 2.5 inch squares
• Accent (triangle) Fabric – four 2.5 inch squares* (contrasting)
• Coordinating sewing thread

Instructions:

1. Place fabric squares on your work surface.

Stacked - four squares of focal fabric next to four squares of accent fabric

Stacked - four squares of focal fabric next to four squares of accent fabric

2. Fold accent fabric with wrong sides together (right sides out) diagonally so that the corners meet–this will form a triangle.  Press with iron.

Accent fabric folded and pressed. Repeat to make triangles out of all four accent squares.

Accent fabric folded and pressed. Repeat to make triangles out of all four accent squares.

3.  Place pressed/folded accent fabric on to focal fabric, matching up corners and baste raw edges using a 1/16th to 1/8th inch seam allowance.

Folded Triangle basted to focal fabric.  Repeat to make a total of 4 of these units.

Folded Triangle basted to focal fabric. Repeat to make a total of 4 of these units.

4.  Lay units on work surface and arrange placement to form a pinwheel design.

Units arranged to form a pinwheel design.

Units arranged to form a pinwheel design.

5.  Use a .25 inch seam:  Stitch together top two units then stitch together bottom two units. Press seams in the direction AWAY from the folded triangle side to avoid extremely bulky seam allowance.

Top units stitched and bottom units stitched.

Top units stitched and bottom units stitched.

6.  Use a .25 inch seam and stitch together top and bottom sections.

Completed block should measure approximately 4.5 inches.

Completed block should measure approximately 4.5 inches.

7.   Cut one 4.5” fabric square out of your choice of a coordinating or contrasting fabric for the ornament back; OR you may choose to use another 4.5″ block (either another of this or of any style) for the back.  Our block is turned into an “Elf Pillow on Point” by following the finishing instructions on this blog entry:  http://www.sewthankfulblog.com/?p=1299

Click here for a PDF to print out the instructions.  NOTE: This PDF file requires a RECENT version of Adobe Acrobat Reader, available for FREE at Adobe.com

IDEA:  Make these blocks/ornaments as scrappy as you want.  It only takes eight 2.5″ squares to make one of these blocks. Just be sure to choose fabrics with at least a moderate amount of contrast and pay attention to the placement for your pinwheel design.

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©Tracy L. Chapman & Sew Thankful Inc. December 2009. All rights reserved.


Joan Hawley gives TWO more fabulous holiday projects

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

Have you read Lazy Girl, Joan Hawley’s blog entry from Monday this week? You really should check it out.  She provides two FABULOUS projects: an ornament and holiday garland.

Click here to check it out.

Yo-Yo Ornies appear around the internet!

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

Imagine my surprise and thrill to find several pictures of yo-yo ornaments (and variations) posted on the HGTV forum board — these pretty ornaments were made using my free Yo-Yo Orny pattern .  I was especially tickled because the poster does provide credit to my pattern.  Click here to take a look at these pretty examples…

Fabric yo-yo ornaments are sew pretty on your tree…but they also make beautiful embellishments to gift wrapping.

Would you like to take a closer look at the free  Yo-Yo Orny project?  Click here.