The Beginnings Quilt Along Block 6 - Sally's Sheep

Friday, May 11, 2018
Hi Everyone,

I am so excited that my best friend will be here on Tuesday, that I had to make the Sheep quilt block in celebration, she loves sheep! Sally and I are driving to Quilt Market in Portland. I can't wait it will be such a fun road trip!

If you are using your Cricut Maker to cut the blocks here is the file for the sheep block.

The Video for this block can be found here:

Please note that you will need the written instructions to go along with the video. Here is a printable PDF. And the instructions are also below.

The Beginnings QAL (Printable PDF)
Beginner Quilt Along

Block 6 Sally's Sheep (8" Finished)

 For one block (what you need for the quilt)


From Background Fabric
1 - 1 ½” by 8 ½” Rectangle (mark as piece A)
4 – 1 ½” squares (mark as piece B)
2 – 2 ½” by 3” rectangles (mark as piece E)
1 – 2 ½” square (mark as piece G)

From Sheep Body Fabric
2 – 1 ½” by 8 ½” rectangles (mark as piece H)
3 – 1 ½” by 2 ½” rectangles (mark as piece C)
2 – 2 ½” by 3 ½” rectangles (mark as piece D)

From Sheep Face/Ears Fabric
1 – 2 ½” square (mark as piece G)
2 – 1” by 2 ½” rectangles (mark as piece F)
2 – 1 ½” squares (mark as piece I)

** all seams are ¼”
Instructions: (don't forget to view the video above)

1. Using this diagram lay out your pieces in rows. I like to do this on my large square ruler so that I can move the block around without getting the pieces out of order.

 2.  Mark a diagonal line on the back of the 1 ½” background squares (pieces B)

 3. Place the background B pieces RST (right sides together) with the H sheep body pieces so that the angles are mirrored on each side of the H piece. (View the pictures) Sew on the marked line and trim away the corners. Press toward the H pieces. 

4.  Sew the CICIC Row together. Press toward the I pieces.
5.  Sew the DGD row together. Press toward the G piece.

 6.  Sew the EFGFE row together. Press toward the F pieces.

7. Review the techniques we have already covered in the last blocks. Pin the center of the top two rows and then pin the ends. Sew the seam.

8.  Repeat step 7 for the bottom two rows.

9. To sew the center two rows together: Match the face piece with the center piece between the ears and nest the seams so that when you sew them together you have nice corners. Sew the seam.

10.  Sew the top two row sections to the second and third row section. Then matching the seam between the legs to the face piece so that they are lined up sew the bottom section to the middle section.

 11.  Your block should be 8 ½” (unfinished)

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