Makes a 12 ½ inch block
Uses 2 ½ inch strips
Color Fabric: Cut
2 – 2 ½ by 6 ¾ inch pieces
6 – 2 ½ by 4 ¾ inch pieces
2 – 2 ½ by 2 ½ inch pieces
1 – 2 ½ by 6 ¾ inch piece
2 – 2 ½ x 2 ½ inch pieces
16 – 2 ½ x 3 inch pieces
Lay out your block. Because I cut mine all scrappy, I have been laying each block out individually so I can sort of match up the color scheme – remember everything is 2 ½ inch in width. The numbers on the photo are the length that you cut.
I pieced each row together – then pressed towards the dark .
|folded in half, and finger pressed on the center|
My Grandma taught me a trick a few years ago when she was teaching me to sew garments. To make uneven seams you just do a little finger pressing.
|Matching the pressed parts|
I took each strip, folded it in half, and finger pressed the middle. Then when you sew each strip to each other you match the pressed part and voila!
This is what your block should look like now:
I have a 12 ½ inch ruler. It has these ¼ inch marks on it – so I place the ¼ mark right on the edge of the green and cut out my square.
I know that looking at it you all could probably figure out how to use half squares , but each time I tried that I came up short. Just an FYI
And Ta- Da ! A finished Album Block
I also wrote this as a pdf file and it is available in my Craftsy Store ( for Free)
If you make a quilt, or block, or have a quilt similar - I would love to see it - leave me your link in the comments or email me. I really love all these old timey quilts!