The Hot Dog Stand

I had a quilt planned to share with you today but I haven’t quite gotten it to the stage that I want to photograph it yet.  So – I headed down to my sewing room and pieced Pat Sloan’s 7th block for her Vacation Time Mystery Quilt AlongThe Hot Dog Stand!

Hot Dog Stand Quilt Block

There is not a lot of contrast in my block but I really love how the fabrics all look together.  I also decided to do something a little different for the center of the block.

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When I work on a quilt along or a quilt that is going to be really scrappy I do an initial fabric pull and put it into a container.  Whenever I add in new fabrics into the quilt the scraps go into the container as well.  I do my initial fabric choices for each block from this container.  IMG_1091

I decide to do some improv piecing for the center of this block.  I pulled all the small scraps out and pieced them together.

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Once I had a piece big enough to cut my square out of I placed my ruler on the fabric at an angle.IMG_1094

I trimmed two sides off.

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Rotated the block, squared it to the size I needed.

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And trimmed the other two sides off.  These pieced scraps will also go into the bin as I may decide to do this method for more blocks down the line.  It was a fun and easy way to add a little bit of extra interest to my Hot Dog Stand!

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And this is what my seven blocks look like so far!  I’m so loving this quilt!

 

Linking up to Finish It Up Friday.

1 comment:

  1. Oh that centre square is gorgeous and has such tiny piecing! I love it, it gives a real pop to the block 😀

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