Block # 1 is a nine patch using 8 sets of HST's (two fabrics only) and one centre square of the contrast fabric. I did a test block to work out my seam allowance. I have the original seam guide for the Singer so I'm using that - it just means that I have to pin with the pin head on my left and the point of the pin just touching the outside edge of the fabric. I'm sewing with a scant 1/4" seam and my block has finished spot on! exactly 15-1/2" pieced and then I've added the 1-1/2" sashing to the bottom.
I used Crisp ironing spray when I was prepping my fabric and I do not use steam until I have all of the blocks sewn into a flimsy top. I have pressed all of the seams open in this first block.
This will be a fun quilt-along. I'm looking forward to sewing on my Singer every few days, it's such a delight to use. One thing I like about the Singer 201K knee shift is that she sews nice and slow if you want her to. I've got it worked out how I stop sewing with the needle down just about every time now. I have found where I can get a 1/4" foot for her so I'll pick that up this week, even though I will continue with using the seam guide for the scant 1/4".
FABRICS USED IN THIS BLOCK:-
GREEN - "FUNKY FLOWERS" BY LINDA LUM DEBONO FOR HENRY GLASS FABRICS
ORANGE - RAINFOREST COLLECTION BY CORAL TREE FABRICS
BROWN CONTRAST FABRIC - "MONOCHROMATIX" BY PATRICK LOSE FOR ROBERT KAUFMAN