Are you ready for the weekend? I thought this week just flew by!
And we’re up to Block 9 already! This quilt-along is flying by — I hope you’re keeping up.
For Block 9, you’ll need:
- 4 units from your 2 1/2″ Finished baggie that are print with print
- 1 unit from your 3″ Finished baggie that is print with print
- 1 unit from your 2″ Finished baggie that is print with print
- 2 rectangles 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ from background fabric
- 2 squares 5 1/2″ from background fabric
Lay all these pieces and units out together as shown:
We’ll begin by piecing the lower left section. Join the units together into pairs, pressing seams in opposite directions.
Join the two pairs together to complete the section, pressing the seam to one side.
Now we’ll do the upper right section. Sew the background pieces to the half-square triangle units as shown, pressing seams toward the background fabric.
Sew these two units together to complete the upper right section, pressing the seam to one side.
Now, sew the background squares to the sections, as shown here, to make the two halves of the block. Press seams toward the background fabric.
Join the two halves together, pressing the seam to one side, and you’re all finished!
For your second block, you can play around with the arrangement or orientation of your half-square triangle units, if you want to. I decided to keep mine the same, but using different prints. Here’s my second block:
And here they both are together:
Label these with your Block 9 label, and have a great weekend! We’ll continue on with Block 10 next Monday.