Here is the second block from a series of 12. The finished size when the block is sewn into the quilt top is 12 inches square. Enjoy!
You will need:
Four medium 4 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ rectangles
Four light 4 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ rectangles
Two light 4 7/8″ squares
Two medium 4 7/8″ squares
One light 4 1/2″ square
Here are my patches. You also need to add the light 4 1/2″ square to these. I omitted it in the photo!
Start with the four pairs of rectangles.
Chain sew the pairs together.
Press the seams towards the darkest fabric. You should now have these.
Now make the half square triangle blocks. Use the 4 7/8″ squares for these.
Place a light 4 7/8″ square on top of a medium square.
Draw a line across the diagonal.
Sew one quarter of an inch away from both sides of the line.
Cut along the line.
Open and press the seam towards the darkest fabric.
You need to make another pair of half square triangles from the other two 4 7/8″ squares. Lay the pieces on the table taking care to place the colours in the correct positions. A light 4 1/2″ square is also needed for the centre.
Sew the top three pieces together to make a row. Repeat until you have three rows
Finally, sew the three rows together. Remember to press seams as you go and give a final press of the entire block when completed. If the block isn’t quite perfectly square at the stage, don’t panic….it can be squared up later when all of the other blocks are finished. Here is mine.
Look out for Part 4 showing the construction of the next block. Happy stitching!