Let’s start to handpiece a Little Boy Britches block today.
These are the ¼” windowed acrylic templates for the block. I am going to link the first how-to blog for the Carolina Favorite (August 2018 release) here. The instructions given in this blog will cover using the templates to mark your fabrics, filled with tips regarding marking tools used, etc.
I am going to make a scrappy blue block. Note: the templates shown in the picture are in a hard plastic case. Those cases were no longer available to my manufacturer at the time of release of these template sets.
A supplier of hard cases was located and an order of them are on their way as I type. Problem is they are coming from overseas. And that takes time.
This household is learning that given Paul Jr’s boxes of personal items was a at his overseas shipping company on January 23rd and as of this posting he still has not received his items in Sweden. Last he heard the boxes were in Germany and would be there soon….two weeks ago. Define soon. Not two weeks.
As soon as the new hard cases are in stock I will be selling them in units of three (not absolute on the number right now) for anyone interested in obtaining them for past block sets.
As you can see by this diagram, taken from the instructions included in each set of templates. The A template is used in reverse in this design.
Be sure to note that the two shorter sides of the A templates are NOT the same length. There is definitely a correct orientation to the shape. The shorter side, marked with MDQuilts.com, is the center seam of the britches. The longer side, marked with Unit A/Ar, is the side that matches up to the corner square, piece B.
Make sure you remember to flip the template over when marking for the Ar pieces!
I always cut and lay out all my block pieces to make sure I am happy with my choices and orientation before I begin to sew.
The first seam sewn is the center seam that joins piece A/Ar. I am again linking a previous blog here that covers all the tips and tricks for lining up your pieces and sewing them together.
Repeat this for the remaining 3 sets of A/Ar pieces and join me on Friday for sewing the rest of the block together in a how-to blog.
Tomorrow I will go LIVE on Facebook at 11am central time. This LIVE will cover marking your fabric pieces, cutting them out, and sewing your first seams.
The LIVE segments for each and every block released under the Mic’s Attic Picks series are hosted on the MDQuilts Facebook page and easily found by clicking the videos tab there.
If you have any questions please feel free to post them here and I can cover them in tomorrow’s LIVE segment and reply here if they are posted after that event.