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:

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

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

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  3. 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.

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

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  5. 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

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

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

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

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  9. Nice tutorial. I love both backgrounds.

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  10. 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.

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

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

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

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  14. 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

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

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  16. 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!

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  17. 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.

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

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