Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Scrap Quilt 2016-2017: Block #18



Cutting Instructions

Color Fabric
  • 10 - 3 1/2" squares
  • 4 - 4 3/8" squares

White Fabric
  • 10 - 3 1/2" squares
  • 4 - 4 3/8" squares
  • 4 - 3 1/2" x 6 1/2" rectangles
*Note: Always press to the color fabric unless otherwise noted.

**Note: Half squares triangles (HST) allow plenty of room for trimming. To make HSTs with some trimming space, reduce square size by 1/4". To make HSTs without trimming space, reduce square size by 1/2".

Step 1. Make the half square triangles (HST). Using the 4 3/8" squares, make a total of 8 HSTs. Lay a white 4 3/8" square on a color fabric 4 3/8" square right sides together. Mark a diagonal line along the squares, then sew 1/4" from both sides of the line.



Cut along the line, then press open and trim to measure 3 1/2" square.


Make a total of 8.


Step 2. Make the four patch blocks. Sew together 2 - 3 1/2" color fabric squares and 2 - 3 1/2" white fabric squares per four patch block. Refer to the next 3 photos. Make a total of 4 blocks.




Step 3. Referring to the next 3 photos, sew together 2 HSTs and 1 - 3 1/2" x 6 1/2" white fabric piece. Make 2 of these blocks. Pressing: Press to the dark fabric, then to the HSTs.





Step 4. Using the remaining HSTs and the remaining 3 1/2" x 6 1/2" pieces, make the blocks shown in the next photo. Use the previous sewing method. Sew together 2 HSTs and 1 - 3 1/2" x 6 1/2" white fabric piece per block. Make 2 of these blocks. Pressing: Press to the dark fabric, then to the white fabric pieces.


Step 5. Referring to the next 3 photos, assemble the block. Pressing: Press to the four patch blocks.




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