Tuesday, March 6, 2018

9 inch Block #6

Cutting Instructions

Red Fabric
  • 4 - 1 5/8" x 5" strips
  • 2 - 3" squares, cut diagonally into right triangles

Blue Fabric
  • 2 - 3 5/8" squares

White Fabric
  • 4 - 1 5/8" x 5" strips
  • 2 - 3 5/8" squares
  • 1 - 3 5/8" square
*Note: Always press to the color fabric unless otherwise noted.

**Note: Half squares triangles (HST) allow plenty of room for trimming. To make HSTs with some trimming space, reduce square size by 1/4". To make HSTs without trimming space, reduce square size by 1/2".

Step 1.  Make the half square triangles (HST). Use the 3 5/8" squares. Lay a white 3 5/8" square on a color fabric 3 5/8" square right sides together. Mark a diagonal line along the squares, then sew 1/4" from both sides of the line.

Cut along the line, then press open and trim to measure 2 3/4" square.

Make a total of 4 blue HSTs.

Step 2. Sew together the 1 5/8" x 5" fabric strips in pairs, one red and one white per pair.

Press open. Make a total of 4 pairs of strips.

Step 3.  Make the center square. Sew the 3" right triangles onto the sides of the 3 5/8" white fabric square. See the next 5 photos.

Step 4. Assemble the block. Refer to the next 4 photos. Press to the center block and the HSTs.

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