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.