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HST Challenge - Block Seven - Castles In Spain

Posted by Liz K. on 3/27/2015
Hey quilters! Block #7 in the HST Challenge is here!

Here's the board: Castles In Spain Pinterest Board

For those who may be joining us tardy (don't worry, easy to catch up!):

Castles In Spain

Another classic block (with a name!) this week! 

First, as always, you're going to need to make your 16 HSTs (see tutorial link above). Here's the layout of the block:

Here are your two-HST components:

Make 4

Make 4

And here's the block, made up of those two components, that will comprise all 4 quadrants of your block:

Make 4 of this block

Now lay out your 4 blocks into the Castles In Spain layout:

You'll have a white diamond in the center, and one corner triangle in your main fabric will be pointing into each corner!

Now join them together into your finished block!

And here're my 7 blocks so far on my "design wall"!

If you don't have a design wall, but you do have a 60" x 72" space on your wall, this thing (it's a Fons & Porter felt design wall that just hangs on any wall) is totally awesome! My blocks have been "stuck" on the design wall for weeks now! No budging. 

Teresa's version!

Sue C's version!

Annette's version!

Cindy's version!

Sarah's version!

Roslyn's version and all 7 so far!

Barb's version!

Michele's version!

Deborah S's version!

Ann's 7 so far!

Fran C's version!

Sharlene's version!

Connie's version!

Bonnie's versions!

Kathy G's version!

Katie's versions and all 7 so far!

Margie's 7 so far!

Joan P's version!

Linda M's versions!

Deb V's version!

Shelley's version!

Dianne's 7 so far!

Douglas's version!

Anna's version!

Linda R's version!

I just love this week's blocks so much!

Don't forget to send pictures - and if you haven't checked the other blocks in a while, check them out again! I've been adding new pictures as they've been coming in. [email protected]
Article Comments
Pam Date 3/28/2015
You're up early this morning, Liz! Can't wait to get started on this block!
Karen Date 3/28/2015
Good Morning! Was there somewhere in the information that mentioned what size the blocks should square up at? Thanks!
Kathy Date 3/28/2015
Just finished sewing and cutting my strips and anxious to get this one together. Love it!!
Liz K. Date 3/28/2015
Hi Karen! They end up a bit over 9.5" (9.81 to be exact, if your strips are a perfect 2.5" and you sew perfect 1/4" seams!)
Sharlene Clemens Date 3/28/2015
Rolled out of bed this A M at 7:00, checked for the new block, knocked my IPad off the table, it was dark. Notnings broken and my block is done.See you next week.
Jan Meyer Date 3/28/2015
I am really enjoying this. Can't wait til Saturday mornings. Iam doing mine in red, black, and white. Thank you!
Fran Date 3/28/2015
Liz, the foster child for whom I am making the purple HST Challenge quilt, came over and looked at the blocks I have made so far. She loves them and is so excited about the quilt. Thank you for putting such beautiful fabric in the purple Jellyroll.
Nancy Date 3/30/2015
Love this block!! Look forward to Saturday morning to make the new one...
Sharlene C. Date 3/30/2015
Liz I just recieved my Fons and Porter. Have my blocks hung and it's perfect. I didn't have a wall,so hung it in the entrance hall way. I don't know how I ever got along without one. Thanks again.
Liz K. Date 3/30/2015
You ladies are just lovely!!
Sylvia Date 4/1/2015
Just love all of the blocks and how easy they are to assemble. It's totally awesome to see how the different fabrics can change the look of the block. I also like the tips from your followers. Thank you all!
Kim montgomery Date 4/12/2015
if I buy the bundle rolls and get 3 white and two colored, what color will the smashing be between the blocks.
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