Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Block #19

This weeks block is a combination of Cross 4 and Shoo Fly from EQ7 (9").

Pretty simple block. I chose to use 5 different fabrics (some are small scraps) plus the background, but you could use 3 different fabrics plus the background.

You will need -

Background -

2 - 3+7/8" squares for the half square triangles (HST) in the corners

Print A (mine is brown print) -

2 - 3+7/8" squares for the half square triangles (HST) in the corners

Print B (mine is red) -

8 - 1½" x 3½" rectangles ( I used 4 - 7" long strips, because I like strip piecing and that is how much fabric I had - you will need a 28" long strip that is 1½" wide total, if you are strip piecing)

Print C (mine is beige/brown print) -

4 - 1½" x 3½" rectangles (I used 2 - 7" long strips - you will need a 14" long strip)

Print D (mine is brown print - you could use print C) -

5 - 1½" squares for the center 9-patch

Print E (mine is brown - you could use print B) -

4- 1½" squares for the center 9-patch

Make the HST with the 3+7/8" background and print A squares (trace a diagonal line, sew ¼" on either side, cut on the line, press to the dark), trim the four HST to 3½" squares.

Piece the print B and print C rectangles together.

Trim the four units to 3½" squares.

Make the center nine-patch with the nine 1½" squares.

Trim this unit to a 3½" square.

Now all the units are ready to be sewn together in the regular nine-patch method.

Trim the block to 9½" square (9" finished).

I made the second one the same way.

Next Wednesday is the last block! I can't believe it!!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!!
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