Here is the final 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:
One medium 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ square
Two light 4 7/8″ x 4 7/8″ squares
Two medium 4 7/8″ x 4 7/8″ squares
One light 5 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ square
One dark 5 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ square
Here are my patches.
First, take two light and two medium 4 7/8″ squares. Lay the light squares on top of the medium ones.
Draw the diagonals on the top squares.
Sew one quarter of an inch along both sides of the lines.
Cut along the drawn lines.
Lay the on a table with the 4 1/2″ medium square in the centre.
Now take the light and dark 5 1/4″ squares and lay the light one on top of the dark one.
Draw both diagonals.
Sew one quarter of an inch along both sides of one diagonal.
Cut along both diagonals.
Open and press towards the dark fabric. Each pair of squares will give two smaller blocks like this.
Sew together taking care to butt the seams up against each other to give good points in the centre.
Lay with the rest of the squares on the table.
Sew three rows together taking care to alternate the way the seams are pressed on each row. I press seams away from the four-patch squares.
Sew the three rows together and press.