Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Winner and the block

The winner of the book chosen at random is - Duff who commented on June 29th at 3:48. Congratulations!

Everyone liked the red and white block so much - I thought I'd share the directions for making the block. My original was a 15" finished square which would be great for a pillow. I'm also including a 12" finished block which is probably a better size for a quilt.

Cutting: (measurements in ( ) are for 15" finished block)
RED:
A - 1 square 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" (3" x 3")
E - 4 squares 2" x 2" (2 3/8" x 2 3/8")
F - 4 rectangles 2" x 3 1/2" (2 3/8" x 4 1/4")
I - 2 rectangles 2" x 9 1/2" (2 3/8" x 11 3/4")
J - 2 rectangles 2" x 12 1/2" (2 3/8" x 15 1/2")
WHITE:
B - 2 rectangles 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" (1 3/4" x 3")
C - 2 rectangles 1 1/2" x 4 1/2" (1 3/4" x 5 1/2")
D - 4 rectangles 1 1/2" x 2" (1 3/4" x 2 3/8")
G - 2 rectangles 1 1/2" x 7 1/2" (1 3/4" x 9 1/4")
H - 2 rectangles 1 1/2" x 9 1/2" (1 3/4" x 11 3/4")


You'll sew the pieces in alphabetical order! Piece A is in the center. Sew the B's to opposite sides and repeat with the C's. You can press the seams any way since none of the seams meet. I pressed toward the dark.

Next, sew piece D between 2 E's (make 2). Repeat with piece D between 2 F's. Sew these units to opposite sides of the block center.

In the same manner sew pieces G, then H to the block.

Now you know how to finish - sew the I and J pieces to the block.

Ta da! Easy, right? This block needs a name other than "the block". Any ideas? If you make it into anything - a pillow, a quilt, a table runner... send me a picture or link to your blog if you post it... cindy@hyacinthquiltdesigns.com

6 comments:

  1. I love the block! Thanks for the tutorial. The only name I can think of is "Square in a square" which I am sure has been used before.

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  2. i love LOVE L.O.V.E. this block....the shear simplicity of it is so appealing!

    i followed your tute and blogged about it:
    http://piecefulkwilter.blogspot.com/2010/07/testing-testing.html

    thank you for sharing....
    shannon

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  3. The block is beautiful. Do you have the cutting measurements for the 12" block?

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  4. First thing I thought of when I saw it was a room divider I've seen in a Japanese restaurant.

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  5. Gorgeous block and just what I need for a baby quilt. When you say 15" finished, does that mean 15 and a seam allowance?

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  6. Love the colors and simple Ness of this block

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Thanks so much for taking time to comment!