Today we constructed our fourth block in the mystery. Everyone is having so much fun. It is even better seeing all the different fabrics used by the gals. I wanted to share this block with those of you wanting to follow along.
As I was writing up this lesson I really did not know the true name of this block. By this time you can probably notice my color theme. I have never had much aqua in my stash and a recent fabric purchase allowed me to choose several. I see in this block I actually have a plaid fabric! I am sure we all have worn some plaid in our days, even the young folk wear plaids-country singers influence I guess.
I really like this block as it goes together like a log cabin block and by turning it in different directions there are so many possibilities a very cool quilt.
You will need the following:
Fabric B: (24) 2” x 3.5” rectangles
Fabric C: (24) 2” x 5” rectangles
Fabric D: (12) 2” squares and (12) 3.5” squares
Fabric E: (12) 2” squares
Let’s begin with laying out all our pieces in the block.
Take the larger square and sew it to the multicolored strip.
Press to square
The take the top multicolored strip and sew to red block.
Press to square
Sew the light rectangle to the completed square you just made.
Press to the square
Take the other light rectangle and sew to other smaller square.
Press to smaller square
See below picture
Above block should measure 6.5” unfinished.
We will make 12 blocks for the mystery quilt.
This month’s Bonus Block
For bonus blocks pick any fabric
Fabric A: (1) 2.5” x 6.5”
Fabric B: (1) 2.5” x 6.5”
Fabric C: (1) 2.5” x 6.5”
Sunflower quilter’s blocks
I did not get everyone’s block. We had about 6 gals in class today and a few that just stopped by to do just one block.
After laying things out everyone was able to sew the block without issues.
Next month will be two blocks, March we will do the center block and assembly of quilt will be revealed!
Quilters will have the remainder of month to put blocks together prior to our business meeting for the group reveal. I want to get outdoor pictures of everyone’s creation.
Mirana Quilt design by Linda Holzhueter prepared for Sunflower Quilters Members 2017-2018.