Memory Lane
2009 Block of the Month

April 2009 - Installment #4 - Part 1

Quilt Block Name:  Girl's Favorite

Block Unfinished Size:  12-1/2"

Number of Blocks to Make:  One

Printing Choices:  Printer Friendly Webpage or PDF File.

Cutting Instructions:

Color

# to Cut

Size & Shape

Second Cut*

Color A (Green)

2

3-7/8" Squares

Color B (Cream)

4

3-1/2" Squares

 

Color B (Cream)

2

4-1/4" Squares

Color B (Cream)

2

3-7/8" Squares

Color C (Red)

2

4-1/4" Squares

Color D (Brown)

4

2-5/8" Squares

 

Color E (Tan)

2

4-1/4" Squares


* - Cut once diagonally.    - Cut twice diagonally.

Sewing Instructions:

(Note:  Sewing Instructions are for 1 block.)

Step 1:  Sew a Color C (red) 4-1/4" triangle and a Color E (tan) 4-1/4" triangle together as shown below.  Press the seam allowance toward the Color E (tan) fabric and trim points.  Make 4.  

Step 2:  Sew a Color E (tan) 4-1/4" triangle and a Color C (red) 4-1/4" triangle together as shown below.  Press the seam allowance toward the Color E (tan) fabric and trim points.  Make 4.

Step 3:  Sew two Color B (cream) 4-1/4" triangles to a Color D (brown) 2-5/8" square as shown below.  Press the seam allowances away from the Color D square and trim points.  Make 4.  

Step 4:  Sew a Step 1 and Step 2 unit to a Step 3 unit as shown below.  Press the seam allowances toward the Step 3 unit and trim points.  Make 4. (This unit should measure 3-1/2" x 6-1/2".)

Step 5:  Sew a Color A (green) 3-7/8" triangle and a Color B 3-7/8" triangle together as shown below.  Press the seam allowances toward the darker fabric and trim points.  Make 4. (This unit should measure 3-1/2" x 3-1/2".)

Step 6:  Arrange the Step 5 units as shown below.  Sew into 2 rows and press the seam allowances in opposite directions.  Sew the rows together to finish the unit.  Press the seam allowances to one side. (This unit should measure 6-1/2" x 6-1/2".)

Step 7:  Arrange the Step 4 units, Step 6 unit, and the four Color B (cream) 3-1/2 squares as shown below.  Sew together to form three rows.  Press the seam allowances for the top and bottom rows toward the Color B (cream) 3-1/2" squares.  Press the seam allowance for the middle row toward the Step 6 unit.  Next, sew the rows together to finish the block.  Press the seam allowances toward the center row. (Your block should measure 12-1/2" x 12-1/2".)

Part 2 - Four Nine Patch Blocks

Cutting Instructions:

Color

# to Cut

Size & Shape

Second Cut*

Color B (Cream)

20

1-1/2" Squares

 

Color C (Red)

16

1-1/2" Squares

 

Step 8: Arrange five Color B (cream) 1-1/2" squares and four Color C (red) 1-1/2" squares as shown below.  Sew together to form three rows.  Press the seam allowances toward the Color C (red) squares.  Next, sew the rows together to finish the Nine Patch block.  Press the seam allowance toward the center row.  Make 4.  (This unit will measure 3-1/2" x 3-1/2".)

Part 3- Eight Half-Square Triangles

Cutting Instructions:

Color

# to Cut

Size & Shape

Second Cut*

Color B (Cream)

4

3-7/8" Squares

Color D (Brown)

4

3-7/8" Squares

* - Cut once diagonally.    - Cut twice diagonally.

Step 9: Sew a Color B (cream) 3-7/8" triangle and a Color D (brown) 3-7/8" triangle together as shown below.  Press the seam allowances toward the darker fabric and trim points.  Make 8. (This unit will measure 3-1/2" x 3-1/2".)

That's all for this month!  Save the Part 2 and Part 3 units for later.  They will be used in the borders.


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