Monday, June 11, 2012

Ric Rac Ridge with Amanda...ohhh you gonna love this ...

Ready to make another block?  "Ric Rac Ridge" is 8-1/2'' and is especially good for solids and can be arranged in a variety of ways to produce different effects.


For this tutorial, I'll call the specific fabrics by their color names in the illustrations - but it could, of course, be sewn in a wide variety of color schemes.

You will need to cut:
  • 1 (1-1/2") square red fabric
  • 2 (1'' x 1-1/2'') rectangles, 2 (1'' x 2-1/2'') rectangles, and 6 (1-1/2'') squares white fabric
  • 2 (2-1/2'' x 4-1/2'') rectangles, 6 (2-1/2'') squares, and 10 (1-1/2'') squares aqua fabric
  • 4 (1-1/2'') squares blue fabric


Join the (1'' x 1-1/2'') white rectangles to the sides of the red square.  Join the (1'' x 2-1/2'') rectangles to the top and bottom of this unit.
Next use (1-1/2'') squares to make these 4-patch units...


And combine the white and aqua 4-square units with 4 (2-1/2'') aqua squares and your red square unit to make these...


Combine the blue and aqua 4-aquare units with 2 (2-1/2'') aqua squares and 2 (2-1/2'' x 4-1/2'') rectangles to make these...


Arrange like this...

And join!

You can make this...

Or this...

Or this...

Or this!


If you plan to make multiple blocks, make sure to strip pieces the units to save time!

And if you get a chance, stop by my blog for a sneak peek of what I have been working on lately!


Happy sewing!
Amanda

21 comments:

  1. Great quilting block! Love all the variations.

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  2. A whole lot of quilting love going on here...I just love this Amanda...it is fresh, clean red white and blue and 3 colours...my kind of quilt...the possibilities are just endless...

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  3. I love any quilt blocks that have many setting variations. This one is super.

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  4. Like the colors and like that that are so many variations!

    Thanks!

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  5. Nice, love how this changes so with setting choices!

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  6. Amanda, this is another winner! So many different "looks" from one block. Love it!

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  7. This looks like such a complicated quilt from all the variations shown at the bottom but it looks so easy too.

    FYI ~ That link (bottom of the post)to your site Amanda is missing the 'y' in your name so the link is a bad one.

    Thank you for showing how easy this would be to make.

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  8. Cool! What great quilts it makes.

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  9. I like this block Amanda - I can see some interesting combinations that would make it fun to stitch. Thanks for the tutorial! blessings, marlene

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  10. What a versatile block!! And I love that there are no triangles. Makes for low stress piecing.

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  11. And I love the new header, too. Keep up the great work, Madam Samm...

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  12. The header changed since this morning - this reminds me of the kite block - lots of movement for fun.

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  13. This is definitely a bookmarked block - I love that you showed us so many different varieties! Nice job!!

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  14. Great block!!! Lots of quilting possibilities!!!

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  15. Great idea, great block! Thank you for sharing!!!

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  16. Thanks, Amanda! I especially love the colorful version! I've always liked the Irish Chain type blocks because they come together magically. I really like your version of it.

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  17. Amanda, three colours, simple shapes to great effect. Then you shake them up...so imaginative where does this come from??? I couldn't make a quilt block pattern itself let alone it result in different quilt designs.
    Thank you.

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  18. Great block and color layout! Thanks Amanda.

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