Sunday, April 3, 2011

Block of the Month - March (Block 3)

We know everyone has been on the edge of their seats waiting for the third March block.  Well your wait has ended.  If you missed the first two blocks for March click here.

#1 Odds and Ends

C 2- 2 ¾ squares
DD 1-3 1/8 square
B 2-10 x 1 5/8 strips

A 2-7 ½ x 1 5/8 strips
DD 1-3 1/8 square

A 2-7 ½ x 1 5/8 strips
B 2-10 ½ x 1 5/8 strips

Make 2 half square triangles using Blue and Background ‘DD’ units. Press to blue. Layout with ‘C’ squares to form center of the block.

Make 4 side strip sets using Green and Background ‘B’ pieces. Sew two sets along the 10 ½ side. Press to Green. Sub-cut into four 5 inch segments. Side strips made.

Corner Four-Patch units use Blue and Green ‘A’ pieces. Sew two sets along the 7 ½ side. Press to the darkest fabric. Sub-cut eight 1 5/8 inch segments. Flip one segment over, onto another segment, nesting center seams and sew. Press. Make four 4-Patch units.

Lay all units out to form the Block using the picture as a diagram. Sew rows together. Block should measure 9 ½ inches.

Our sample blocks will be added later on once we get them finished.  As always if you have any questions or problems please feel free to contact us.  Good luck!

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