To make this block you’ll need:
(note: Keep the colors the same but you can vary the prints within each color, for example my block has pink and white strips but each one is a different print).
1 piece 4 x 4 for center square
1 piece 2 1/4″ x 5″ of COLOR A
1 piece 2 1/4″ x 7″ of COLOR A
1 piece 2 1/4″ x 7″ of COLOR B
1 piece 2 1/4″ x 9″ of COLOR A
1 piece 2 1/4″ x 9″ of COLOR B
1 piece 2 1/4″ x 11″ of COLOR A
1 piece 2 1/4″ x 11″ of COLOR B
1 piece 2 1/4″ x 13″ of COLOR B
2 pieces 3″ x 16″ of COLOR A
2 pieces 3″ x 16″ of COLOR B
As I mentioned before, this is a “cheater” way of constructing a block that involves more trimming but less math. It’s also more forgiving if you cut one of your pieces too short. As you work note two things:
1- Don’t get over zealous with the trimming, just trim the piece even.
2- Press between each step.
3- Always stitch right sides together.
Okay, lets start.
Stitch one 2 1/4″ x 5″ strip to the top of your 4″ x 4″ square. Press seam to one side. Trim excess fabric off.
Stitch your 2 1/4″ x 7″ strip of fabric A to the left side of the 4″ x 4″ square. Press seam to one side and trim.
Stitch your 2 1/4″ x 7″ strip of fabric B to the bottom of the 4″ x 4″ square. Press seam to one side and trim.
Stitch your 2 1/4″ x 9″ strip of fabric B to the right side of the square. Press seam to one side. Trim.
Keep doing this going in a counter clockwise direction.
The last 4 strips you sew to the block will each be 3″ wide.
After you’ve sewn all of your strips to the block, trim the block to 15″ x 15″.
That’s it you’re done!
Just a quick reminder: This project along with ALL of the other projects on this blog are offered to you for free. The only thing that I ask is that you do not use them for any commercial purpose. If you have a shop, this is not meant to be a program for you to use in your store. It’s meant to help build the online community of people who all LOVE quilting. Please respect that so that I can go on sharing these projects for everyone. If you are playing along and have a blog of your own, PLEASE feel free to post the blocks on your blog, just link back here for the instructions. If you have a friend that wants to join in, send them the link to this page, please don’t print out the instructions and make a bunch of copies. Thanks!!!!