The Details: There are a lot of various methods for building a Rob Peter to Pay Paul block online. Many of them use templates or paper piecing. We don’t want templates used for this block. We want a very organic and natural and even funky curve on the blocks. It does not need to look exactly like a RPTPP block, in fact, we encourage you to THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX. The colors and pattern we’ve given you for your block are to ensure that it fits in an area of the quilt that we have pre-designed.
Finished size: Trim to 9.5 please.
DUE: Please bring to the October Meeting or contact Denise von Minden for her address in order to mail it to her.
We are only using the colors from the Kona line listed here:
We cannot provide you with more fabric than what we gave you. Feel free to purchase more if you need it, but please use the Kona colors—the other brands don’t have the same tones. Also, on the white pieces (if your blocks have them) feel free to use a white on white design instead of straight white (think Carolyn Friedlander).
The best method that I used in constructing my blocks was Stephanie’s curves tutorial found on her blog.
This made it easy to sew along the curves without having to pin and stretch the fabric.
So here goes:
Start with your 10 in. block. This will be in whatever your center color is. With a washable pen mark a curve along your first side. Use this line as a guide to cut out the first curve. Leave a ¼ seam. Along this seam cut along the curves with small v’s. Do not clip into your seam line. I used pinking shears. Iron the cut line towards the wrong side of your fabric making sure to keep your fold sharply pressed. Using glue in a fine line, glue this piece onto your 5 in. strip. Trimming any excess fabric away will make it easier to sew.
Next, you are going to sew along the fold line. Be careful and go slow making sure to not catch any of the fabric in your seam.
Press seams toward the darker color and don’t be afraid to starch.
Repeat the above for each side of your block. Use your color guide to know which strips to use for each side.
Remember that each side does not have to be a perfect curve like the RPTPP traditional block. Have fun with it!!