Memory Lane
2009 Block of the Month

July 2009 - Installment #7

Quilt Block Name:  Swamp Angel

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)

1

4-1/2" Square

 

Color B (Cream)

2

4-7/8" Squares

Color C (Red)

2

4-7/8" Squares

Color D (Brown)

2

5-1/4" Squares

Color E (Tan)

2

5-1/4" Squares


* - Cut once diagonally.    - Cut twice diagonally.

Sewing Instructions:

(Note:  Sewing Instructions are for 1 block.)

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

Step 2:  Sew a Color E (tan) 5-1/4" triangle and a Color D (brown) 5-1/4" triangle together as shown below.  Press the seam allowances toward the darker fabric and trim point.  Make 8.

Step 3:  Sew two Step 2 units together as shown below.  Press the seam allowances to one side and trim points.  Make 4.  (This unit should measure 4-1/2" x 4-1/2".)

Step 4:  Arrange the Step 1 units, the Step 3 units, and the Color A (green) square as shown below.  Sew into rows and press the seam allowances away from the Step 3 units.  Next, sew the rows together to finish the block.  Press the seam allowances away from the center.  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 - Four Nine-Patch Blocks

Cutting Instructions:

Color

# to Cut

Size & Shape

Second Cut*

Color A (Green)

16

2-1/2" Squares

 

Color B (Cream)

20

2-1/2" Squares

 

* - Cut once diagonally.

Step 5: Arrange four Color A (green) 2-1/2" squares and five Color B (cream) 2-1/2" squares, as shown below.  Sew into rows and press seam allowances toward the darker squares.  Next, sew the rows together to finish the nine-patch unit.  Press the seam allowances toward the center row.  Make 4.  (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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