Block 3 — here we go!
Are you staying caught up?
This block will take a little longer, because we’re gonna be working with the smaller units.
For Block 3, you’ll need:
- 8 units from your 2″ Finished baggie that are print with white
- 16 units from your 1 1/2″ Finished baggie that are print with white
- 1 strip from background fabric, 2 1/2″ x 6 1/2″
- 1 strip from background fabric, 2 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
- 1 square 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
First, we’ll work with the 16 small half-square triangle units. Lay them out as shown:
Sew them together in pairs, making sure you keep them turned correctly. Press the seams toward the darker fabric.
Sew the pairs together into units of four, as shown. Press seams to one side.
Sew these into pairs, pressing seams in opposite directions:
Sew these together to complete the section:
Now lay this section out with the remaining units for the block, as shown:
Sew the 6 1/2″ strip to the top of the completed section, pressing the seam toward the strip:
Sew the 8 1/2″ strip to the side of this section, pressing the seam toward the strip:
Sew the four 2″ units at the top together, making sure you keep them turned correctly, and pressing seams toward the darker fabric. Then sew the 2 1/2″ square to the end of this section.
Sew the four 2″ units on the side together, making sure you keep them turned correctly, and again pressing seams toward the darker fabric.
Sew this section to the side of the block. Press the seam toward the background strip.
Sew the longer section to the top of the block. Press the seam toward the background strip. You’re all finished!
Now you have to repeat all this to make a second block like it. For my second block, I used two different colors for my main section, like this:
And here’s my second block:
Here are my two finished blocks together:
The next block comes out on Monday, so that gives you an extra day to get caught up over the weekend if you’re running a bit behind — no worries, right?