QUBE QAL: Block 4 Clay’s Choice

The block this week is a simple one using only half square triangles and squares. However, for those who have the Corners Companion Qube, you might want to substitute the chisel die for a half square triangle and square.

Here are pictures of the original block and the one that is adapted using the chisel. I did not write instructions for the chisel die as that is a challenge for you. Hint: If you use the chisel, your construction will be in three rows as you will have to make the center as a pinwheel with the chisel units on either side.

Block 4 Clay’s Choice
Alternate Block 4 Clay’s Choice using the Chisel die from the Corners Companion Qube.

For those who prefer to press their seams to one side, here’s a video that will be helpful to you in matching the center of the pinwheel points. Pay special attention as this will make a huge difference in your quilting.

15 Replies to “QUBE QAL: Block 4 Clay’s Choice”

  1. Mondays are so fun! I’m always excited to see the new block. I think I will try the chisel block since I rarely use my corner companion set. I hope your day is blessed. Thank you so much!

    1. Hi Jo, I am so glad you are enjoying this. The chisel is one of my favorite shapes. Hope you enjoy using it. Just FYI – it makes a great border too – sort of like a picket fence with medium and dark chisels side by side.

  2. Thank you for this wonderful video. I am relatively new to quilting and having problems sewing “Y” seams. Do you have a video explaining this?

  3. Marjorie, this video is great! Will definitely apply it to this week’s block. Thank you

  4. Thank you so much for the tip on the chisel. I hope to get to sew my block this afternoon. I’ve been working on connector blocks. The new barn quilt you designed is adorable!!

  5. I watched the video. Learned a lot! Do you recommend this method ONLY if pressing seams to one side? Or also when pressing seams open?
    Thanks
    Kim

    1. Hi Kim, this is for pressing to one side. However, if you watch the video carefully, she has one example where there are seams pressed open and seams pressed to one side in one of the blocks.

  6. Thanks Marjorie. Yes, I did watch the video carefully. I think that’s what prompted my clarification question. I have learned SO MUCH from you! Thank you, thank you, thank you. ??

  7. Thanks Marjorie. Yes, I did watch the video carefully. I think that’s what prompted my clarification question. I have learned SO MUCH from you! Thank you, thank you, thank you. ??

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