Saturday, February 25, 2012

Sonoma Rose Block Tutorial

This is the Road to Triumph Ranch block that I showed in my post reviewing the Jennifer Chiaverini book Sonoma Rose.  I have had a couple of requests to do a tutorial on how I made these blocks.  





You will need either a jelly roll....



You can use any 2 1/2" wide strips.



You need an equilateral triangle or another way to measure a 60 degree triangle.


The center hexagon is 1".


Put 2 of the 2 1/2" strips together and cut a 4 1/2" section.


Sew together along the long side.



Place the center line of the ruler on the seam line and the 3 1/2" line along the bottom edge.



Sew the six sections together, and then sew a 1" hexagon over the center of the block.  I turn the blocks over and cut away the bulk where all of the seams come together in the center.


I'm auditioning a different setting fabric.





These blocks go together pretty quickly.  I'm not sure whether I'll make a small quilt or a table topper.

Hope you are doing some stitching this weekend.

Thanks for stopping by!  
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20 comments:

Janet O. said...

Wow, beautiful job, LuAnn! Did you figure this out all by yourself? I'm impressed. Such pretty little blocks!

Raewyn said...

What a great block - thanks for showing us how you made it - I can see some of these happening for me!

ritad said...

Love this LuAnn.. Wondering about your ruler..Do you remember where you got it? I couldn't see the brand. I'm looking for a small 60 degree ruler, I have the small equilateral triangle, but I like the other markings that is on yours.

Nancy said...

Clever girl. I love the blocks. Thanks for the instructions.

Pokey said...

It is lovely LuAnn! You share the most inspiring projects, I want to try everything you turn out. Thank you for posting with pictures.
:-}pokey

Charo said...

Thanks so much, LuAnn!!! It looked more difficult. You used such beautiful fabrics...!

carol fun said...

Very cool - I love this in Kaffe fabrics. Thanks for the tutorial!

Cardygirl said...

Fabulous...love it!

Mama Pea said...

These are really great. Very simple, but it doesn't look simple. I really love it!

Pat from Florida said...

Nice tutorial. I love both backgrounds.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

LuAnn thank you...great blocks...

Cyn ;-) said...

Nice blocks. Great tute! It's brilliant to stitch the two pieces together first and then cut... neat idea. Thank you. I've never worked w/Kaffe's fabrics... but wow the colors sure grab me.

Kathryn D. Duke said...

oh WOW..LuAnn great tutorial and lovely colors...

Dawn said...

Fabulous Fun!! They do look fast and I enjoy seeing your fabric choices.
Well done.

Sue said...

Very yummy LuAnn. Very good tutorial Thank you. Can't wait to see the end result.

jillyヅ said...

Wow!!!!!!!! That is some beautiful colors you have in your blocks. I really like the polka dots as a background. Really looking forward to seeing more.

blessings, jilly

Pat from Florida said...

LuAnn, what a wonderful tutorial. Love that polka dot background. Reminds me of Kaffe F. for sure.

Aunt 'Reen said...

Thank you for this fabulous tutorial! You've really simplified this block - such a time saver!
I love the cheerful Kaffe prints - you're blocks are gorgeous!

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

wow it looks fabolus, thanks for this great tutorial, I´ll try it some day..
First of all, I´ll sign in as a follower to your blog.
Bente
You are very velcome to visit my blog too.

Jantine said...

I think when I started this quilt I never would be able to stop ;-), it is great!

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