Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Block Instructions

A couple of you were interested in the pattern for these blocks - so I thought I would share with you!!


To make 2 blocks you need 3 - 2.5 by 44 inch strips


Stack 2 strips on top of each other - these you will use to cut the inner and outer round.
The single strip you will use to cut the middle ( second round)


So - the inner and outer round stack -
*the first cut is 4 inches, the second cut is 8, then another 8 , then 10 1/2, and the last cut is another 10 1/2 inches.


* the single strip - that is the inner round - you will cut enough pieces for two inner rounds. 
cut 4 - 4 inch pieces, and 4 - 6 1/2 inch pieces







Your block should finish at 10 1/2 by 12 inches. We figured that we needed to set them 5 x 5 -which would be 50 x 60 ish, and add a 5 inch border all the way around....
What do you think - is that as clear as mud? They are really fun and easy ...  I stacked enough strips to do 4 blocks at a time and chain sewed them.


Here  is the one I made out of bright colors!!

10 comments:

Pat said...

thanks for sharing!

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

Excellent!

....Now to only resist for a bit to finish up some other projects :)

Thank you for whipping up a quick tutorial Alycia. You rock!

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

Yup! It's going to be hard to resist! I just checked: I have a jelly roll of Moda's Flag Day; it would be PERFECT for this pattern!

Oh....oh.....oh........I'm having that familiar itch.....

:D

Judy said...

Thanks for doing this tutorial. I sketched this out yesterday but your notes are so much better. I see these blocks coming right up.

Judy said...

Thanks for doing this tutorial. I sketched this out yesterday but your notes are so much better. I see these blocks coming right up.

Needles, Fabric, Chisels, and Wood…Life is GOOD! said...

I AM SEWING TODAY!!! I AM SEWING TODAY!!! I AM SEWING TODAY!!! I have not done any for several months and I am going to do it and leave all this unpacking and organizing to wait on me. Thanks for something simple to inspire me!

Nancy said...

Like Judy, I saved yesterday's post and sketched it out, but this post will be saved, too.

Thanks for sharing ideas and quilting inspiration.

Melanie said...

Thanks for the tutorial! Always looking for easy yet striking blocks!

marilyn said...

simple blocks to use up some of the strips I have cut and waiting for an easy project. Thanks. Do you know of anyone collecting quilts for the fire victims in Colorado? I thought I had someone, but she's actually in Utah. They need quilts too, but I'd like to send some to Colorado since my family is there.

Tina Reed said...

Thank you!