A few weeks ago my girlfriend today me to mark today on my calendar because it’s National Daiquiri Day and we were having a girls night! I thought I’d make a fun block to mark the occasion, the Cocktail Hour quilt block.
Cocktail Hour Quilt Block
The finished Cocktail Hour quilt block measures 12″ x 12″ finished.
Material & Tool Supply List:
- Assorted Scraps: Green, Orange, Gray & Background Prints
- Cutting mat/ Rotary cutter/ Quilt ruler
- Clearly Perfect Slotted Trimmers
- Heat erasing marking tool
- Spray starch
- Basic Sewing Supplies
The simple patchwork construction of this block requires some small pieces to create the shape. So, please take your time cutting and consider marking your pieces to ensure accuracy.
Unlike other blocks shared during the Blocks 2 Quilt series, the Cocktail Hour quilt block is only being shared in the 12″ finished size. To help cut my HST’s I used the Clearly Perfect Slotted Trimmers ruler from New Leaf Stitches. This ruler is my GO-TO tool for trimming HST’s. It really makes quick work of the process and keeps everything all squared up. Here is a quick video to show you what I mean.
I used to dread trimming my half square triangles but now, I breeze through them in a flash.
This week you can add the Cocktail Hour quilt block pattern to your library for free after that, it will be available for sale in the shop.
Pinnable Cocktail Quilt Block
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Thank you Heather! ( and your friend for the inspiration!)