Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Scrap Quilt 2016-2017: Block #4

Cutting Instructions

White fabric
  • 5 - 2 1/2" squares
  • 4 - 4 1/2" x 6 1/2" rectangles
  • 2 - 7 3/8" squares

Color fabric
  • 16 - 2 1/2" squares
  • 2 - 7 3/8" squares: You can piece these squares together from smaller scraps. Randomly sew together pieces to make large squares, then trim them down to measure an even 7 3/8" on all sides.


*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 HSTs. Lay a 7 3/8" white fabric square on a 7 3/8" color fabric square right sides together. Mark a diagonal line along the squares, then sew 1/4" away from both sides of the line. Refer to the next 3 photos.

Cut along the line, then press open and trim to measure 6 1/2" square. Repeat this with the remaining pair of 7 3/8" squares to make a total of 4 HSTs. See the next 3 photos.

Step 2: Make the nine patch block. Referring to the next 4 photos, sew together 4 - 2 1/2" color fabric squares and 5 - 2 1/2" white fabric squares.

Step 3: Make the center block borders. Sew together 3 - 2 1/2" color fabric squares to make each border. Make a total of 4 borders. See next 3 photos.

Step 4: Sew the border pieces onto the 4 - 4 1/2" x 6 1/2" rectangles. See the next 2 photos. This makes 4 different pieces that all should measure 6 1/2" square.

Step 5: Assemble the block. Sew together the HSTs, 6 1/2" border piece squares, and the nine patch block. Refer to the next 3 photos. Press to the HSTs.


  1. Very clever block. Nicely done.

  2. This looks like a fun block. I'm going to do it.

  3. Lovely block. I am so inspired! I do love scrappy things. Thanks for sharing. I shared it over on my Heartstrings Yahoo group.


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