Weathervane Neighborhood Block Tutorial

Is it just me or is this summer just flying by!?  I can’t believe that apple season officially begins in just 30 days which means my girls will start 1st and 2nd grade in just a month and a half!  Craziness!  Today we’re onto our 29th of the 52 Twisted Traditional Blocks in the Quilt Along!

Weathervane Neighborhood Block Tutorial for

52 Twisted Traditional Block Quilt Along

Finished Block Size – 12” x 12”

By looking at the shapes the traditional ‘Weathervane’ block and choosing your fabrics carefully – a cozy little neighborhood emerges!

Cutting Instructions

Fabric 1 (houses)You could use all the same fabric, 2 of each fabrics, or all 4 different fabrics.
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4 – 2.5” x 4.5”

Fabric 2 (Green)
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4 – 3” x 3”
Fabric 3 (pavement…)IMG_1173
1 – 4.5” x 4.5”
Fabric 4 (roof)IMG_11754 – 2.5” x 4.5”
Fabric 5 (sky)
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12 – 2.5” x 2.5” squares
4 – 3” x 3” squares

Fabric 6 (doors and windows)
Approximately 4.25” x 1.25” fabric
Approximately 4.25” x 1.25” Heat N Bond Lite


Directions

Half Square Triangles (HST)
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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 four 3” squares of Fabric 2 and put them right side together with four 3” squares of Fabric 5.
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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 2.5” squares.
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You will need 8 HSTs.
Flying Geese
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Now we need to make a four flying geese blocks. Take your four rectangles of Fabric 4 along with eight 2.5” squares of Fabric 5. On the wrong side of Fabric 5 draw a diagonal line and place it right sides together with the Fabric 4 rectangle as shown in the picture above.
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Stitch right along the line you drew.
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Trim approximately a ¼” from the line you drew towards the upper right triangle. Iron towards Fabric 5.
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Repeat this on the other side of the rectangle.
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Again, stitch along the line you drew. Trim approximately ¼” from the seam towards the upper left corner.
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Iron towards Fabric 5.
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Lay all your regular 2.5” blocks, your 4.5” square of Fabric 3, your regular 2.5” x 4.5” rectangles along with your HSTs and Flying Geese blocks so it matches the diagram I show above.
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Stitch these all together. Can you see where the houses are going to be yet? Let’s define that a bit more with a little bit of raw edge appliqué.
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On your scrap of fusible – draw 4 rectangles ¾” x ½” in dimension (the doors) and draw 8 squares ½” x ½” in dimension (the windows). Fuse this to the wrong side of the scrap of Fabric 6. Once it’s fused…cut out the rectangles and squares.
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Layout them out on your block the way you want to iron them down. I went more ‘whimsical’ with my houses and doors.
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Once your windows and doors are ironed down – Weathervane Neighborhood is all done! Thanks for following along and I hope you enjoyed this block tutorial!
Get your FREE printable PDF of this block by heading to my craftsy store.  Don’t wait too long…after a month (8/15), the PDF will be $1.
I can’t wait to see what all your blocks look like!  Be sure to share you blocks and any projects you make using your blocks onto our flickr group: 52 Blocks Quilt Along
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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the great block tutorial. Thought you should know that the link to the free printable PDF actually goes to the Turtle block at Craftsy, not the Weathervane Neighborhood block.

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