Love in the Mist

Block of the Month 2021

January Block - Block 1

Copied with permission from persimmonquilts.com

Cutting Instructions:

If you are making your quilt scrappy, be sure to use a good mix of different fabrics.

Background:

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

(8) 2" x 3 1/2 " 

Light/medium:

(2) 4" squares

(1) 3 1/2" square

(8) 2" squares - draw a diagonal line on wrong side

Dark:

(8) 2" squares - draw a diagonal line on wrong side

Sewing Instructions:

Make Half Square Triangles (HST) by placing (1) 4" Background square on top of (1)  4" Light/Med Blue square, right sides together.  Sew 1/4" on each side of drawn line.  Cut apart on line, and press to Blue.    Square up to 3 1/2"

Make Flying Geese units by placing (1) 2" Light/Med Blue square on one end of (1) 2" x 3 1/2" Background, right sides together.  Sew on drawn line.  Cut 1/4" seam allowance, flip back and press to blue.      Repeat on remaining end of background rectangle.  Make 4.

Repeat above steps using (1) 2" Dark Blue and (1) 2" x 3 1/2" Background.      Make 4

Sew (1) Light/Med Blue Flying Geese unit to (1) Dark Blue Flying Geese unit, as shown:

Assemble your block:

Your block should measure 9 1/2" unfinished.

 

Check back February General Meeting for next block.

Optional Border Block:

Cutting Instructions:

Background:

(4) 3 1/2" squares.

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

Medium:

(1) 3 1/2" square

(2) 4" squares

Sewing Instructions:

Make Half Square Triangles (HST) by placing (1) 4" Background square on top of (1) 4" Medium Blue square, right sides together.  Sew 1/4" on each side of drawn line.  Cut apart on line, press to Blue.        Square up to 3 1/2".  Make 4.

Your block should measure 9 1/2" unfinished.

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