First Blush Block 2

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This morning I finished trimming up block two from the First Blush book by Its Sew Emma Pattern.

First Blush Block 2

My plan was to do 2 blocks a month just like the book does but…..I did block one last month and didn’t get another one done. January should be cold and snowy so I should have NO problem getting 2 blocks then…..we’ll see.  Note to self: Month Two is January!

The Fat Quarter Shop sent me the book which features the Creative Grids Starburst 30 degree triangle ruler. First Blush Block of the Month has full-color diagrams of each block and step.

First Blush cutting block 2

Please note that you will need the ruler that is used in the book for the blocks.

Cutting the pieces

There are 24 different blocks and I’ll be using all kinds of beautiful batiks in it!

My goal is to grab 2 different fat quarters from my batik stash for each block.

This will be a colorful quilt! In just minutes I had all the pieces cut. Everything goes together easy peasy until this crucial step……sewing that final seam allowance.

First Blush block 2 center seam

I usually take the time to carefully pin and sew the center where all those pieces come together. Sometimes many times I rip the stitches out and do it again….and again. I am not a perfectionist but I try to get it halfway right.

Sewing the center seam

Your blocks start out large and then you trim them down to size. That makes for perfect blocks! There are a lot of points in the middle and I tried to line it up as carefully as I could. Like I said before……I’m not a perfectionist and it works for me.

First Blush Block of the Month book has wonderful photos to help you with each step. You must have the Creative Grids Starburst 30 degree triangle ruler to complete the blocks in the book.

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  1. Pretty! And so tempting to add another tool to my stash of rulers and templates!

  2. Carol Hydeman says:

    Great block but it will be challenging to get that perfect center with the bulk from those points. I can certainly see why the ruler is crucial.

  3. Lori Smanski says:

    these are so pretty

  4. Those are neat blocks! I just hate having to buy more rulers.