Wasn’t Block 1 easy?
None of these blocks will be very difficult, and they’ll all go really fast with all our units already made!
I forgot to mention in the last post that all the blocks will finish at 10″, so when you’re done making them, they should measure 10 1/2″ unfinished. And don’t forget, you need to make TWO of each block to have enough for the quilt.
I also forgot to tell you to label the blocks with your labels (Block 1), so you can find them again when it’s time for the setting.
Are you ready for Block 2?
For Block 2, you’ll need:
- 4 units from your 3″ Finished baggie that are print with print
- 2 strips from background fabric, 2 1/2″ x 6 1/2″
- 2 strips from background fabric, 2 1/2″ x 10 1/2″
Lay the units out as shown:
Sew the half-square triangle units together into pairs. Press the seams in opposite directions.
Sew the pairs together, pressing the seam to one side.
Sew the 6 1/2″ background strips to the sides of the half-square triangle unit. Press seams toward the background strips.
Sew the 10 1/2″ background strips to the top and bottom. Press seams toward the background strips. And that completes your block!
This block also has options, so you can make your second block look different from your first for more variety in your quilt. (Or you can make them alike — the choice is yours.)
For my second block, I laid mine out like this:
Or you could use this layout:
Or you can play around with your units and make up a new layout of your own!
Here are my two finished blocks; again, the same but different:
Label these two blocks with your Block 2 label, and I’ll see you on Friday for Block 3!