Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Block #4

I was inspired by The Quilt Index for this weeks block.

For this 9" block you will need -

Background (I chose dark beige) -

4 - 2+3/8" squares (for the half square triangles - HST)
4 - 2"x3½" rectangles
1 - 4+3/16" square - cut in quarters diagonally (see above photo)

Print A (mine is blue) -

4 - 2+3/8" squares (for the half square triangles - HST)
2 - 3+7/8" squares - cut in half diagonally (see above photo)

Print B (gold) -

4 - 2" squares

Print C (red) -

1 - 3½" square

Make 8 HST's with the 2+3/8" squares (4 background and 4 print A). Draw a diagonal line, sew ¼" on either side and cut on the line..... (hopefully you have done this enough so that I don't have to write HST instructions every time). Trim these squares to 2".

I have chosen to press the seams open for this block. Anita Grossman Solomon recommends this and I tried it with the Arrowhead block and was so pleased with how flat the block was. I can't say that I would open the seams every time - but I tried it for this one.

Make the center by sewing the 4 background triangles around the print C square.

I used one of the handy-dandy point trimmers to make lining up the triangles easier - but it is not necessary.

Sew the print A triangles around. This center square should be 6½".

Sew the HST on to the ends of the background rectangles - there will be 4 of these units. They should measure 2"x 6½".

Now you are ready to sew the block together -

Print B are the corner blocks.

Trim the block to 9½".

I made two blocks again.

Thanks for dropping by and have a great day!!


Kristie said...

Beautiful! I just finished cutting out my Block 2! I'm a little behind but I will eventually get there!

Yvette said...

I love this project. I may have to suck it up and go for it.

Needled Mom said...

Nice looking block!

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

Wonderful block. I still haven't started but hope to at least pick out fabrics today - lol!

Colleen said...

I am loving this quilt along!!! Ready for this block. As I made my first cuts for the alternate blocks I only had 1/2 yd of my black fabric. Thinking I might not even like it I just didnt worry about it. Wellll after falling totally in love with the way the blocks look I had to start a long and difficult FABRIC SEARCH --- yes I did find it at The Stitching Post!!! They are now my favorite online quilt store. I ordered 2 yards so I will have some extra for borders.

Scrappy quilter said...

Just finished two of these blocks. I really like this block.

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