Hi everyone, I’m Paige and blog at Quilted Blooms. I’m excited to be participatig in my first bee with fellow new bloggers and share January’s block, Split Hatchet.
I love that Sharon, January’s Queen Bee, from Yellow Cat Quilt Designs gave us some color guidance for her block, bright and happy colors, with off white or cream backgrounds.
I haven’t paper pieced in a while and found this blocks quite easy. I would definitely recommend this block for a beginner.
I like to ‘try’ to keep the grain straight within the block, so I printed out an extra block and cut out the piece that would be the colored fabrics with a generous seam allowance. I then stacked my squares and cut out the pieces ‘on grain’.
For the background pieces, I just used four charm squares and cut them on the diagonal. That was easy and kept the fabric on grain.
If you would like to make the Split Hatchet paper pieced block, you can find it here at 627Handworks. We made the 6″ version so when we sewed four blocks together, our completed block measured 12 1/2″ unfinished.
I’m looking forward to making blocks for my bee mates all year!
PS…This is my first time posting from WordPress, so let me know if if have missed something!