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Memory Lane
2009 Block of the Month

September 2009 - Installment #9 - Part 1

Quilt Block Name:  Capital T

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 B (Cream)

2

5-1/4" Squares

Color C (Red)

8

2-7/8" Squares

Color D (Brown)

2

4-7/8" Squares


* - Cut once diagonally.    - Cut twice diagonally.

Sewing Instructions:

(Note:  Sewing Instructions are for 1 block.)

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

Step 2:  Sew a Color C (red) 2-7/8" triangle to the right side of a Color B (cream) 5-1/4" triangle as shown below.  Press the seam allowances toward the darker fabric and trim points.  Repeat on the left side.  Make 8. (This unit will measure 2-1/2" x 4-1/2".)

Step 3:  Arrange two Step 2 units as shown below.  Sew together and press the seam allowance towards the top Step 2 unit.  Make 4.  (This unit will measure 4-1/2" x 4-1/2".)

Step 4:  Arrange the Step 1 units, the Step 3 units, and the Color A (green) 4-1/2" square, as shown below.  Sew together to form three rows.  Press the seam allowances away from the Step 3 units.  Next, sew the rows together to finish the block.  Press the seam allowances open. (Your block should measure 12-1/2" x 12-1/2".)

 

Part 2- Twenty-Five Nine Patch Blocks

Cutting Instructions:

Color

# to Cut

Size & Shape

Second Cut*

Color B (Cream)

125

1-1/2" Squares

 

Color G (Dark Blue)

100

1-1/2" Squares

 

* - Cut once diagonally.    - Cut twice diagonally.

Step 5: Arrange five Color B (cream) 1-1/2" squares and four Color G (dk blue) 1-1/2" squares as shown below.  Sew together to form three rows.  Press the seam allowances toward the Color G (dk blue) squares.  Next, sew the rows together to finish the Nine Patch block.  Press the seam allowance toward the center row.  Make 25.  (This block 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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