Here is the tenth 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:
Two white 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ squares
Two white 5 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ squares
Two medium 5 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ squares
Six white 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ squares
Six dark 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ squares
Here are my patches.
First make the four-patch blocks. Start with pairs of white and dark 2 1/2″ squares.
Chain sew them together.
Press the seams towards the dark fabric.
Arrange the pieces into the four-patch blocks. Chain sew all three of the four-patch blocks, taking care to butt the seams against each other to ensure a good match in the centre.
You should now have three four-patch squares.
Next, take the white and medium 5 1/4″ squares and lay the white ones on top of the medium ones.
Draw the two diagonals on each pair.
Sew one quarter of an inch away from both sides of one diagonal.
Cut along both diagonals.
Press the pieces open. Arrange them in pairs like this.
Make sure the seams butt up against each other and chain sew together. Open and press the squares. Arrange all of the pieces like this.
Sew three rows together taking care to alternate the way the seams are pressed on each row. Sew the three rows together and press.