Sunday, July 16, 2017

Scrap Quilt 2016 - 2017: Block #23

Cutting Instructions

Color Fabric
  • 32 - 2" squares
  • 2 - 4 3/8" squares

White Fabric
  • 8 - 3 1/2" squares
  • 4 - 3 1/2" x 6 1/2" rectangles OR 8 - 3 1/2" squares
  • 32 - 2" squares
  • 2 - 4 3/8" squares
*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). Use the 4 3/8" squares. 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.

Trim along the line, then press open and trim to measure 3 1/2" square. Make a total of 4 HSTs.

Step 2: Make the four patch squares. Referring to the next 2 photos, sew together 2 - 2" color fabric squares and 2 - 2" white fabric squares per four patch. Make a total of 16.

Step 3: Using the four patch squares and the 3 1/2" white fabric squares, make the two different blocks shown in the next 5 photos. Make 4 of each block.

Make 4.

Make 4.
Step 4: Sew together the HSTs to make the center pinwheel.

Step 5: Referring to the last 3 photos, sew together the previously made pieces to assemble the block.

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