Sixth Block of the Week by Eleanor Burns for AccuQuilt
Trellis Quilt Block Includes Parallelograms – A New Trick Made Easy with Eleanor Burns
Making parallelograms sounds complicated. It is a little tricky, but worth the trouble because this block of the Week is the Trellis Quilt Block and it’s as beautiful as a summer garden.
With quilting guru Eleanor Burns and AccuQuilt’s Lynn Gibney explaining it, you’ll get the hang of these parallelograms, you just need to take it slow and keep your cut shapes organized.
For this week’s quilt block you need three AccuQuilt dies from the 9-inch GO! Qube™ set: #2 featuring squares, #5 with half-square triangles, and #7 with parallelograms. Eleanor explains that you need to do two parallelograms right side up and two wrong side up. You can cut a stack of four, but must do half and half because they’re mirror image pieces. This is where it may seem confusing.
Pro Tip: Be sure to keep the fabric grain and sides straight as it can be easy to cut the parallelograms too small with this die.
You’ll be happy you watched this week’s YouTube tutorial video because Eleanor’s explanations combined with the visuals make it easy. There are a few shapes you just have to be sure to put the correct way. It’s tricky because of the mirror image shapes. Also, instead of having two dog-ears to match up, you only have one. But, having one dog-ear to line up as a guide is helpful because it’s hard to judge without them. When you flip the shape over, you’ll have one tip hanging out, which you can clip with a handy pair of scissors.
While you’ll want to watch the YouTube video to ensure you have all the pieces correctly matched up, don’t forget to head over to AccuQuilt.com to find the free Trellis Quilt Block pattern for this Trellis quilt block.
Saturdays Are for Quilting with Eleanor Burns and AccuQuilt
This Trellis Quilt Block marks the half-way point of our Block of the Week adventure! Block of the Week occurs every Saturday 9/2 through 11/18. Each week we offer a free quilt block pattern on AccuQuilt.com, so be sure to hop on over to find this week’s trellis pattern as well as the others we’ve featured to date. Along with the free pattern and the YouTube tutorial video, you’ll want to sign up for our e-mail list so you never miss a thing.
Each video in the series is guaranteed to be less than 15 minutes. That’s how long it takes for quilting celebrity Eleanor Burns to make the featured block of the week easy to understand. You’ll love Eleanor’s cheerful disposition and how easily she makes you understand even tricky shape combinations.
By the end of this 12-week series, you’ll have your own sampler quilt using the GO! Qube 9-inch block and your favorite GO! Cutter.
Block of the Week in Person
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