November “T” Block Sew – Along

Back one month ago, I was delighted to join the “T” Block Sew – Along that is being host by Bella of

Then and Again Quilts

Some of you may remember her excellent post on the history of this block ~ The “T” possibly standing for the Temperance Movement…..

With so many projects on my plate I was hesitant but decided to dive right in and participate and I am so happy I did. Bella will be providing a new block pattern with instructions each month. I have posted from Bella’s page the following

From November 2018 – November 2019 we will be making “T” blocks: One new variation each month

T Blocks 1-4T Blocks 5-8T Blocks 9-12

THE ABOVE IMAGES ARE USED WITH PERMISSION FROM THE WEBSITE HTTP://QUILTHISTORYTIDBITS–OLDNEWLYDISCOVERED.YOLASITE.COM 

 

In preparation for beginning, I printed out the instructions, picked out my fabric, drew out and cut my templates.

Tblock2

I also found it helpful to go on to youtube to look at a short tutorial on this block. I must admit I got a bit lost when it came to making the flying geese. But once I got past that success was around the corner – semi success that is. My block turned out 1/2 inch wrong, my second attempt was the right size but two corner pieces were way to short – my measurements were off again somehow but it sure looks good before assembling 🙂

Tblock3.jpg

Here is my first block for the first month of the sew along

Tblock1

Bella sent extremely detailed instruction and she was there to answer all my questions during the process, of which I had quite a few. I am working this project all by hand, no machine for this beauty. It’s a block in a day and even with hand stitching it was easy to get the block done in a few hours. I also may try reworking this block with the solid material as the T.

I am so excited to be participating in this sew along. I think it is going to not only be fun but it is going to improve my skill and quilting knowledge. There is plenty of time to join in and sew along so if your on the fence about doing this I say…join us.

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If you would like to participate in the sew along click here. You can also visit the other participants by clicking on their link below. Happy Quilting!

Please take a moment to jump over to Bella and Nanette’s page to see their blocks

Nanette & Bella

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7 thoughts on “November “T” Block Sew – Along

  1. Isabella November 30, 2018 / 3:53 pm

    It was a pleasure to work with you Sharon, I can’t wait to see your December block!

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  2. Deb November 30, 2018 / 9:46 pm

    You did great for the first time around! I think it is so special you are doing this by hand! I would love to join in but I’m determined not to start one more project until I have a few more finished projects first!

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  3. KerryCan December 1, 2018 / 11:39 am

    That looks great, especially since you’re doing it by hand and just getting started with this block type. I’ve made these T blocks and have found them VERY difficult to get just right–tiny little differences in seam allowances can mess everything up. In fact, I did a challenge quilt a couple years ago and had to make the T block three times before I was okay with it! Carry on!

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  4. nwpaintedlady December 1, 2018 / 2:43 pm

    Hi Kerry~ Thank you for the encouragement, those tiny little differences totally messed it up but I keep defaulting to our first quilt mama’s with no machines or fancy rulers, I can do this too!

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  5. kathyreeves December 3, 2018 / 2:31 pm

    Well done Sharon! Hand piecing would not be my forte, I know already, though sometimes I catch myself thinking about it. Those fabrics just make me smile!

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