Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Block of the Month #4


Block of the Month #4

This is the Modern Movement Block by Letty at Happy Dance Quilting
Presented by Shelley N


12.5" unfinished block
1/4" seam allowance 

Instructions

Step 1
Cut 4 background squares 5.5"
Cut 4 print/colored fabric squares 5.5"



Step 2
Layer each print/colored square with a background square and pin together.




Step 3
Sew a 1/4" seam all the way around each unit.



Step 4
Cut each unit into 4 pieces by making two diagonal cuts corner to corner.



Step 5
Press the seams open creating 4 half-square triangle units from each print/background combination.
Trim each HST unit to 3.5" square.



Step 6
Arrange the HST units like this.




Step 7
Sew the 4 HST units together. This block should measure 6.5" square.




Step 8
Cut and sew the remaining 3 color/background units in the same manner. Sew the four blocks together in this layout to make your 12.5" (unfinished) block.

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