Love in the Mist

Block of the Month 2021

April Block - Block 4

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Copied with permission from persimmonquilts.com

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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:

(20) 2" squares - draw a diagonal line on wrong side

(1) 3 1/2" square 

Light Blue

(4) 3 1/2" squares

Dark Blue

(4) 3 1/2" square

Sewing Instructions:

Place (1) 2" background square on one corner of (1) 3 1/2" Light Blue square, right sides together, as shown.  Sew on drawn line.  Cut 1/4" seam allowance, flip, and press to Background.  Repeat in 2 more corners, as shown, being careful of colour placement.

Square up to 3 1/2", if needed.  Make 4.

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Repeat above process using (2) 2" Background squares and (1) 3 1/2" Dark Blue square.

Square up to 3 1/2", if needed.

Make 4.

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Assemble your block as shown:

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

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Optional Border Star Block #4:

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Cutting Instructions:

Background:

(4) 3 1/2" squares.

(3)  4 1/4" squares - draw diagonal line on wrong side (see note in instructions)

 

Medium/Dark Blue:

(3) 4 1/4" squares (see note in instructions).

Sewing Instructions:

Make Quarter Square Triangles (QST) by placing (1) 4 1/4" Background square on top of (1) 4 1/4" Med/Dark Blue square, right sides together.  Sew 1/4" on each side of link.  Cut apart on line and press to Blue.  No need to square up yet.  Next, place one HST on top of another HST, right sides together and seams in opposite directions.  Sew 1/4" on each side of drawn line.  Cut apart on line and press to Blue.

Square up to 3 1/2".

Make 5.

Note:  You will have 1 left over.  This can be used to make other Star Block #4 blocks needed in border project.

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Assemble your block as shown.  Make 4.  Your block should measure 9 1/2" unfinished.

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