Thursday, December 8, 2016

Scrap Quilt 2016-2017: Block #11

Cutting Instructions

White Fabric
  • 13 - 3 1/2" squares
  • 8 - 2 7/8" squares
  • 4 - 4 3/8" squares
Color Fabric
  • 10 - 3 1/2" squares
  • 8 - 2 7/8" squares
  • 4 - 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 large 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.

Press open and trim to measure 3 1/2" square.

Repeat to make a total of 8 - 3 1/2" HSTs.

Step 2: Repeat the previous sewing method using the 2 7/8" squares, trimming the HSTs to measure 2" square. Make a total of 16 HSTs.

Step 3: Using the 2" HSTs, make the pinwheels. Sew together 4 HSTs per pinwheel. Refer to the next 4 photos.

Step 4: Sew together the 4 pinwheels to make the center of the quilt block. See the next 3 photos.

Step 5: Assemble the block. Referring to the next 6 photos, sew together the 3 1/2" HSTs, the pinwheels, and the 3 1/2" squares.

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