Ready for Block 7 of our block of the month quilt-along?? This is a fun one that uses foundation paper piecing for precise results -- it's bold and graphic and so easy to make because ALL 3 BLOCKS ARE EXACTLY THE SAME! That's right, no figuring out how many of this color for this block vs. for that block. Nope, just make 3 identical blocks and admire your handiwork.
- Six pieces at 3.5 x 8 inches (that's six of Fabric A and six of Fabric B)
- Twelve pieces at 5 x 8.25 inches (that's twelve of Fabric A and twelve of Fabric B)
- The scraps you remove from the two side pieces (2 and 3 in the template) can be used for piece 4 in the template. You may also have some scraps left over from previous blocks that will work here too.
|Flip the paper over to sew on the line between pieces 1 and 2. Flip it back over and it looks like this.|
|I like the fold the paper back along my stitching line and trim the seam allowance to reduce bulk and any shadowing on the front side.|
|Flip piece 2 over the stitching line and press.|
|Place the next side piece along that trimmed piece 1 edge.|
|Flip the template over to stitch on the line. Flip it back and it looks like this.|
Press the side piece open like you did with the first one (I missed a photo of this!)
|Again, I like to fold back my next piece and trim to 1/4".|
|Put the small triangle for piece 4 in place. (If you want to trim some of the excess side pieces away, you can use them for this piece.|
|Stitch on the line, flip it over and it should look like this.|
|Flip and press|
|Trim to the outside line|
|Lay out the four blocks and sew together in pairs. Press the seams open for the flattest result. Then sew the two rows together.|