4 pieces each 4″ x 4″ of background fabric
2 pieces each 4″ x 4″ of color #1 fabric (I cut each from a different print, but you can use the same print for both)
2 pieces each 4″ x 4″ of color #2 fabric
4 pieces each 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ of background fabric
2 pieces each 2″ x 12 1/2″ of background fabric
2 pieces each 2″ x 15 1/2″ of background fabric
1 piece 6 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ for center square
Begin by making 8 HST using the 4″ x 4″ background and colored pieces of fabric. If you need to know how to make a HST (Half Square triangle) refer to last months block.
Trim all HSTs to 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
Arrange the HSTs around the center 6 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ square. Pick a color/pattern arrangement that you like. I alternated colors going around the block.
Stitch the two HSTs on the sides of the block together. Press. Stitch each to the center block. Press seams towards center.
Stitch one 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ background piece to each side of the HSTs on the top and bottom of the block (refer to above photo). Press seams towards outside edges.
Stitch the sewn rows to the top and bottom of the block. Press.
Stitch the two 2″ x 12 1/2″ pieces to the two sides of the block. Press.
Stitch the two 2″ x 15 1/2″ pieces to the top and bottom of the block. Press.
Trim finished block to a 15″ square (if all of your measurements/seams were prefect the block will be 15 1/2″ before trimming. Mine is never perfect and the odds are your block is a hair smaller than a 15 1/2″ square, so I’ve added a bit of “wiggle room” for you in the block.)
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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!!!!