Block 4 is here!!!! Woop woop! We are continually inspired by what y’all are doing with these shapes and we can’t wait to see what you do with this one.
If you got the first 6 blocks pack from Paper Pieces, there are 45 house shapes in there, so find them and get ready to play. If you’ve been using our templates, head over to Pat’s blog for the free one.
Now for most of you, the house shape is 1/8″ too long. We wanted to use preexisting shapes for the first six blocks, so if you used our template or got your pieces from Paper Pieces, the base of the house is 1 3/4″ but the sides are 1 7/8″. Measure yours and then make a couple pluses and put them together to see. In the picture below, look near the glasses icon and you can see that there’s a smidge of excess.
So from each of the houses, trim 1/8″ like this.
Since the overall block size for the quilt is 12″ x 12″, you’ll need to either cut the papers before you baste or use the method I shared in a YouTube Video to square off he block after the fact. If you want to cut before (which I did), here are a couple pictures to show you what I did.
The natural edge of the papers when you put them all together is 12.25″ x 12.25″, so you’ll need to cut 1/8″ off that natural edge to get to the 12″ x 12″. If you do this, just make sure to keep track of where the piece go. I taped each plus together in the layout before I cut them, which made it easier to keep track for basting.
In addition to this pack, I have curated a FQ bundle of Art Gallery Fabrics that is based on the Dare to be Funky half of Dare Fabrics by Pat Bravo.
If y’all have any questions or comments or tips, feel free to leave them in the comments. And don’t forget to use the #eppparty on Instagram to be eligible for the prizes! Happy stitching!