Crocodile Heaven Block Tutorial


I promise I didn’t forget that it is Wednesday and I post a new block tutorial every Wednesday!  Yesterday was a BIG day at our apple orchard as we hosted the Wisconsin Apple Grower Association Field day.  Over 90 orchardist from our state came to see what we were doing here and to learn.  The weather was beautiful, the day ran smoothly, and I was exhausted when it was over.  But have no fear – I still have a fun little block for today’s 52 Twisted Traditional Block Quilt Along!

Crocodile Heaven Block Tutorial for

52 Twisted Traditional Block Quilt Along

Finished Block Size – 12” x 12”

With a few little tweaks, the right fabric choices and drawing in a few details…the traditional ‘Road to Heaven’ block turns into a crocodile!

Cutting Instructions

Fabric 1 (Blue)
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4– 3.5” squares
3 – 4” squares
Fabric 2 (Green)
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You could use just one green fabric for this but I think by using multiple shades of green you add a little more fun to your block.
Green “B”: 3 – 4” squares
Green “C”: 3 – 3.5” squares
Green “D”: 1 – 3.5” square
Green “E”: 4 – 2.5” squares


Directions

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Let’s start by making our half square triangles. Draw a diagonal on the wrong side of your lighter fabric. Take your three 4” blue squares and put them right side together with your three 4” green squares.
Sew a ¼” seam on both sides of the line you drew. Cut along the line. Press to the darker side. Square your blocks down to 3.5” squares.
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Because I’m using a directional fabric for my blue I laid my block out at this time.
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On your four 2.5” green squares draw a diagonal line. Lay these in one corner of your four of your 3.5” blue squares.
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I laid my 2.5” squares down onto my initial layout to insure I didn’t stitch them to the incorrect corner for the direction I want my print to go in the final block.
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Stitch right on the line you drew.
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Cut the corner off.
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Press up towards the green fabric corner. Repeat three more times.
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Now let’s lay out our sixteen 3.5” squares in this pattern.
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Using a micron pen, I drew an alligator face onto my Green Fabric “D”. I can always come back later and embroider onto these lines but for now I’m happy with the micron pen drawing.
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Sew the squares together and there you have it – Crocodile Heaven! Thanks for following along and I hope you enjoyed this block tutorial.
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