Week 4: RBD Block Challenge

Posted by Gerri Robinson on

Welcome to Week 4 of the RBD Block Challenge!

As a friendly reminder, the LAST week of EACH month there is NO block allowing you to catch up.  Yep - last week was CATCH UP week!

Did you get caught up?  No worries! There will be time the last week of March to do so!

Block 4, the Stella block, was designed by Sandy Gervais of Pieces From My Heart (below). 

Want to see what it looks like in Riley Blakes NEW Confetti Cotton colors?  Check it out below!

I LOVE both designs equally well!  Such a GREAT block to really play and experiment with color AND contrast!  You really can't go wrong with this design.

Staying true to using the Gem Stones Bright Palette, my Stella block isn't showing a lot of contrast but I still think its a beauty in all its springtime colors and who isn't ready for Spring?!

I used the lighter tones of Banana Mania for my background, Lagoon Blue for the Half Square Triangles, Spring Green for the Triangle-in-a-Square Blocks and Coral Serenade representing the Shoofly Block in the center!

Did you "eye spy" my Triangle-in-a-Square tool?  Although its NOT needed to make this block it sure makes cutting the pieces a whole lot easier!

AND we have a VIDEO to show you how to use and make a Triangle-in-a-Square block here

The demo for the Triangle-in-a-Square block begins at the 14:38 time marker. Simply drag the play bar (across the bottom of the picture) to the 14:38 time stamp and hit play.

In the video I make a 4-1/2" (unfinished block) and the Stella block requires a 2-1/2" (unfinished block) so simply cut your strips 2-1/2".  That's the ONLY difference - the construction is all the same!

Excited for Block 4 and to try (maybe for the first time) making a Triangle-in-a-Square block?  I hope so!

Here are all the quick links:

Stella Block here

Triangle-in-a-Square Ruler here

Gem Stone Brights Fabric here

We've been sharing our blocks with you but we would LOVE to see your blocks too!  

Snap some pics and upload them for all of us to see on #RBDblockchallenge/2021 Facebook page here!

I can't wait to share Block 5 with you next week!  See you back here NEXT Friday for my reveal!

Happy Sewing!




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