Swing in the Center Quilt Block

Swing in the Center
Size:  12"

Free Quilt Block Pattern from BlockCentral.com

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Cutting Instructions:

Fabric:

Size & Shape:

# to Cut:

A (Blue)

4-1/2" Square

5

B (Cream)

2-1/2" Square

24

B (Cream)

2-1/2" x 4-1/2" Rectangle

4

C (Red)

2-1/2" Square

8

C (Red)

2-1/2" x 4-1/2" Rectangle

4

 

Sewing Instructions:

Step 1:  Using a pencil and a ruler, draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of all Color B (cream) 2-1/2" squares, and all Color C (red) 2-1/2" squares.  

Step 2:    Place a Color B (cream) 2-1/2" square in the upper right corner of a Color A (blue) 4-1/2" square, wrong sides together.  Sew along the diagonal line that your drew in Step 1.  Trim away the fabric 1/4" above the seam and press the seam allowance toward the Color B (cream) fabric.  Trim point. Repeat in each of the three remaining corners, as shown below.  Make 1.  (This unit should measure 4-1/2" square.)

Step 3:   Place a Color B (cream) 2-1/2" square in the upper right corner of a Color A (blue) 4-1/2" square, wrong sides together.  Sew along the diagonal line that your drew in Step 1.  Trim away the fabric 1/4" above the seam and press the seam allowance toward the Color B (cream) fabric.  Trim point. Repeat in two more corners, as shown below.  Make 4.  (This unit should measure 4-1/2" square.)

Step 4:   Place a Color B (cream) 2-1/2" square on the right end of a Color C (red) 2-1/2" x 4-1/2" rectangle, wrong sides together.  Sew along the diagonal line that your drew in Step 1.  Trim away the fabric 1/4" above the seam and press the seam allowance toward the Color B (cream) fabric.  Trim point. Repeat on the left end, as shown below.  Make 4.  (This unit should measure 2-1/2" x 4-1/2")

Step 5:  Place a Color C (red) 2-1/2" square on the right end of a Color B (cream) 2-1/2" x 4-1/2" rectangle, wrong sides together.  Sew along the diagonal line that your drew in Step 1.  Trim away the fabric 1/4" above the seam and press the seam allowance toward the Color C (red) fabric.  Trim point. Repeat on the left end, as shown below.  Make 4.  (This unit should measure 2-1/2" x 4-1/2")

Step 6:   Sew a Step 4 unit and a Step 5 unit together, as shown below.  Press the seam allowance toward the Step 4 unit.  Make 4.  (This unit should measure 4-1/2" square.)

Step 7:  Arrange the Step 2 unit, the Step 3 units, and the Step 6 units as shown below.  Sew into rows and press the seam allowances toward the Step 6 units.

Step 8:  Sew the rows together to finish the block.  Press the seam allowances away from the middle row.  

Your block should measure 12-1/2" at this point.  It will measure 12" when it is sewn into a  quilt.

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