Thursday, January 24, 2013

Rancher's Daughter Quilt Along Block Tutorial (Block 3)

Happy Thursday everyone!
Hope you're having a wonderful week!

Here's the latest block in our Quilt Along 

(First of all I must apologize for the picture quality. I finally realize it isn't my lighting, I need a new camera!)
So it's on the list!

This was a really fun block to make.
But beware....if you don't want to do a lot of ripping out (like I did!)
make sure your pieces are always lined up and pointing in the direction they are supposed to be!

Here's the cutting directions:
 A Cut (8) 1 1/2" squares (red/white polka dot) 
B Cut (8) 1 1/2" squares (yellow print)
C Cut (4) 1 1/2" X 2 1/2" rectangles (red/white polka dot)
D Cut (4) 1 1/2" squares (red print) 
E Cut (4) 1 1/2" squares (yellow print)
F Cut (4) 1 1/2" X 2 1/2" rectangles (red print)
G Cut (4) 1 1/2" squares (yellow print)
H Cut (4) 1 1/2" squares  (red print)
 First of all I lay out all of the pieces to keep it straight:

For A/B units put one of each right sides together, 
draw a line diagonally down the center of one
and then sew together on that dotted line. Trim up to 1/4" past seam and press open.

Do the same with E/D squares but then put the four together to form center pinwheel unit.

 Position into pinwheel and stitch together using 1/4" seam:

Turn these pieces over and unstitch the few stitches at center
and it will help to make your pinwheel to lay flat:
  Now your center piece is done.

Take C and F rectangles and sew together lengthwise:
   Make sure all units are lined out and all points are positioned correctly:
 Sew A/B Units to corner G units.
Sew A/B units to inside H squares.

 Stitch these together:
 Sew these units to the center C/F unit creating top and bottom rows:
 Stitch center pinwheel unit to two side C/F units to create center row.
Sew all rows together:
 Hope you enjoyed ladies! 
There's a lot of pieces to this block but I think you will really
be pleased with the final result!

Oh yes...
and here's a new pic of baby Kash (Tory's little boy)
 I feel like this is all of you ladies grandbaby,
seeing so many of you invested time in praying for this child of mine in her hard times!

God is good!! So good!!

Love to all....
  P.S. I have a professional working on a blog button for me, so hopefully I will be posting that at the first of the week, plus more refined details for this Quilt Along!
So hang in there with me gals!! 

I'm hanging out over at Heidie's Friday Night Sew In...
tomorrow night. So come on over and sew with us all...

 Click Here to Check it Out!


  1. Very detailed, helpful instructions. But I think I spotted an "oops". When you are sewing the C and F rectangles together, did you really mean to say sew them together diagonally?
    I didn't realize you had posted 2 other blocks. I thought this was the second. Where have I been? : )

  2. what a cutie kash is! i could not quilt if someone held a gun to my head. my brain just does not work that way. i wish it did!

  3. Kash is adorable and I know you love him so much!
    I adore the idea of a Rancher's Daughter quilt. I am going to join you! I am looking to see what fabrics I have for mine.

  4. That is so cute, but I have so much on my sewing plate right now I can't justify a new project. I'm going to have to same this one for later.
    As for the GRAND! he is adorable! and I know you know it!

  5. ooohhh, i like this block..i have 508 hst left over from bonnie hunters "easy street" and been looking for something to do with them to incorporate into the! Kash certainly has a lot of hair!!such a cutie! (nancy in nashville)

  6. Thank you for the wonderful tutorial. Your fabrics are gorgeous - I love the roses :) and baby Kash couldn't be sweeter!!

  7. The block is pretty. Thank you for the wonderful instructions and pictures.


  9. I would love to see the other blocks can someone send me a link on them. These are just great.