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Memory Lane
2009 Block of the Month

May 2009 - Installment #5 - Part 1

Quilt Block Name:  Clay's Choice

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)

4

3-1/2" Squares

 

Color B (Cream)

4

3-1/2" Squares

 

Color B (Cream)

2

3-7/8" Squares

Color C (Red)

2

3-7/8" Squares

Color E (Tan)

4

3-7/8" Squares


* - Cut once diagonally.    - Cut twice diagonally.

Sewing Instructions:

(Note:  Sewing Instructions are for 1 block.)

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

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

Step 3:  Arrange the Step 1 units, the Step 2 units, the four Color A(green) 3-1/2" squares, and the four Color B (cream) 3-1/2 squares as shown below.  Sew together to form four rows.  Press the seam allowances for the first and third rows to the left and press the seam allowances for the second and fourth rows toward the right. Next, sew the rows together to finish the block.  Press the seam allowances toward the top and bottom rows and press the seam allowance for the second and third rows open. (Your block should measure 12-1/2" x 12-1/2".)

 

Part 2- Thirty-Six Half-Square Triangles

Cutting Instructions:

Color

# to Cut

Size & Shape

Second Cut*

Color B (Cream)

18

3-7/8" Squares

Color G (Dark Blue)

18

3-7/8" Squares

* - Cut once diagonally.    - Cut twice diagonally.

Step 4: Sew a Color B (cream) 3-7/8" triangle and a Color G (dk blue) 3-7/8" triangle together as shown below.  Press the seam allowances toward the darker fabric and trim points.  Make 36. (This unit will measure 3-1/2" x 3-1/2".)

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

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