Friday, September 2, 2011
Block of the Month: September
The following are for two 6 1/2 squares. Do not connect the two squares together.
Background B 8 – 2 3/8 squares (cut diagonally once)
Color #1 A 4 – 3 1/2 squares
Color #2 C 4 2 5/8 squares
Find the centers of C and the long edges of B. Sew together. Press towards background. Now sew the opposite edge. Press. Continue with the two remaining edges. This ‘square in a square’ should measure 3 1/2 inches. Make a total of four of these. Now lay them out, match with an A square. Assemble two blocks like you would make a 4-patch. Blocks should measure 6 1/2 inches.
#17 Nine Patch (Make two)
Background 3 – 2 1/2 x 8 rectangles
Color 3 – 2 1/2 x 8 rectangles
Sew 2 sets of strips together following this order: Color-Background-Color and Background-Color-Background. Press towards color on both strip sets. Now sub-cut into three 2 1/2 sections from both strip sets. Place opposite rows together and sew until you have connected all rows. Press all seams in the same direction. Block should measure 6 1/2 x 12 1/2.
These are paper pieced. Piece together two blocks. The blocks should measure 6 inches square. Sew them together side by side. Block should measure 6 x 12 inches.