Love in the Mist

Block of the Month 2021

May Block - Block 5

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Cutting Instructions: Use a good mix of background fabrics for a pleasing look. 

 

NOTE:  Pattern refers to Blue fabrics (Light and Dark) however this could be any colour based on your choice.

Background:

(2) 4" squares - draw a diagonal line on wrong side

(8) 1 1/2" x 3 1/2"

(4) 1 1/2" squares 

Medium and/or Light Blue

(4) 1 1/2" x 3 1/2"

(4) 1 1/2" squares

Dark Blue

(2) 4" squares

(1) 1 1/2" square

Sewing Instructions:

Make a 9-patch using (4) 1 1/2" Med/Light Blue squares and (1) 1 1/2" Dark Blue square.  Place the Dark Blue square in the center.  Make 1.  Your block should measure 3 1/2" square

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Make Half Square Triangles (HST) by placing (1) 4" Background square on top of (1) 4" Dark Blue square.  Sew 1/4" on each side of line.  Cut apart on line and press to Dark Blue.  

Make 4.  Square up to 3 1/2".

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Sew (1) 1 1/2" x 3 1/2" Med/Light Blue strip between (2) 1 1/2" x 3 1/2" Background strips, lengthwise as shown.  Make 4

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Assemble your block as shown:

Your block should measure 9 1/2" unfinished.  Check back in June for next block.

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Optional Border Star Block #4 - You will need 4 of these blocks:

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Cutting Instructions:

Background:

(20) 3 1/2" squares.

(4)  4 1/2" squares - draw diagonal line on wrong side (see note in instructions)

Light Blue:

(8) 4 1/2" squares - draw diagonal line on wrong side

 

Dark Blue:

(4) 4 1/2" squares

Sewing Instructions:

Make HST by placing (1) 4 1/2" Background on top of (1) 4 1/2" Dark Blue square, right sides together.  Sew 1/4" on each side of drawn line.  Cut apart on line and press to Blue.  No need to square up yet.  Make 8.

Make HST by placing (1) 4 1/2" Light Blue square on top of (1) 4 1/2" Light Blue square right sides together.  Sew 1/4" on each side of drawn line.  Cup apart on line and press.  No need to square up yet.  Make 8.

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Cut each HST in half diagonally, opposite the seam line.

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Match up the following units and sew together to make a QST.  Square up to 3 1/2".  Make 8 of each.  Note the different spin of your blocks.  When making the Border Star #5 blocks, be sure to match units that "spin" the same direction in the same block.

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Assemble your block as shown.  Make 2 of each.  Note the "spin" that the Dark Blue unit makes.  Your blocks should measure 9 1/2".

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