Chain Block & Cleo's Puzzle

Project Description

What are you most proud of? It was OVER 12 1/2" when finished so I could square it up. What advice would you give someone starting this project? sew the pieces with a scant 1/4" on ALL seams.

What you will need

  • Assorted fat quarters
  • sewing notions
  • rotary cutter

Q&A with sewbug57

gblake asked:
when making the blocks what do you mean an extra 1/4 inch.
sewbug57 answered:
A scant 1/4" inch means just a bit smaller than a full 1/4". This is so the overall block will be a tad larger then you have plenty to trim off to make it exactly square. Hope that helps. Thanks for visiting.
Sew4joy asked:
it looks like a challenge so I haven't found time to work on yet. Did you buy the templet or did you make it?
sewbug57 answered:
I bought the plastic template sheet and traced the designs onto it and cut them out. I didn't use the rotary cutter to go around them because it is so thin. I laid the plastic down on my fabric and traced the shape, then carefully cut them out. That was the only way I could make sure of accuracy. Wasn't so bad. Putting the 'puzzle' together was the fun part.
judy363905 asked:
Very nice love your fabric choices... I have first one 1/2 completed -- need to join units.. Judy in Phx, AZ
sewbug57 answered:
that is the fun part !!! Thanks for your nice comment !! I was slow about doing mine this month. I usually jump right on them and have them done the 1st day.
Damsel asked:
Great job Cindy!
sewbug57 answered:
thank you !!! Finally quit talking myself out of doing them and got down to business. They weren't as bad as I thought they would be.
K Lee 2Strings asked:
Very nice! Curves are tricky.
sewbug57 answered:
My first quilt ever was a Grandmother's Fan quilt. I didn't know you weren't supposed to do curves for your first one, LOL. A friend told me... after she had taught me the basics of making a quilt. I did the wedges different on it than I did on this one. Thanks for your comment :)

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