Memory Lane
2009 Block of the Month

June 2009 - Installment #6

Quilt Block Name:  Flying X

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)

4

3-7/8" Squares

Color C (Red)

4

3-1/2" Squares

 

Color D (Brown)

2

3-7/8" Squares


* - Cut once diagonally.    - Cut twice diagonally.

Sewing Instructions:

(Note:  Sewing Instructions are for 1 block.)

Step 1:  Sew a Color A (green) 3-7/8" triangle and a Color B (cream) 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 2:  Sew a Color D (brown) 3-7/8" triangle and a Color B (cream) 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 3:  Arrange the Step 1 units, the Step 2 units, the Color B (cream) 3-1/2" squares, and the Color C (red) squares as shown below.  Sew into rows and press the seam allowances for rows 1 and 3 to the right and press the seam allowances for rows 2 and 4 to the left.  Next, sew the rows together to finish the block.  Press the seam allowances to one side.  (Note: to reduce bulk in the middle of the pinwheel, you can press the seam open.)  Make 1.  (The block will measure 12-1/2" at this point.  It will measure 12" when it is sewn into the quilt.)

 

Part 2 - Forty Half-Square Triangles

Note:  This part of the pattern was corrected on June 8, 2008 at 5:00 pm Eastern Daylight Savings Time.  If you printed the pattern out before then, you'll need reprint or simply write in the changes that I've highlighted in yellow below.

Cutting Instructions:

Color

# to Cut

Size & Shape

Second Cut*

Color F (Dark Cream)

20

6-7/8" Squares

Color G (Dark Blue)

20

6-7/8" Squares

* - Cut once diagonally.

Step 4: Sew a Color G (dk blue) 6-7/8" triangle and a Color F (dk cream) 6-7/8" triangle together as shown below.  Press the seam allowances toward the darker fabric and trim points.  Make 40. (This unit should measure 6-1/2" x 6-1/2".)

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


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