Time for another patchwork block!
You will need
Fabric A: 1 ¾ inch wide strips
Fabric B: 1 ¾ inch wide strips
Seam allowance: ¼ inch
Finished block: 12 inches x 12 inches
Pair up a strip from Fabric A and Fabric B and stitch them together length-ways using your ¼ inch seam
Iron out your seams and then cut your sewn strips into little blocks 3 ½ inches long, like this:
Keep doing this until you have 16 of these little squares. You can arrange them however you like, I went for this zig-zag kind of pattern
We’re going to sew this block a row at a time. Stitch the squares into pairs, and then sew those pairs together
When you iron out these rows, you want to iron the seams of one row in the opposite direction to the row next to it, like this:
For those of you who made the 16 Square Block, you will know what I’m about to harp on about here. For those that didn’t (SHAME!) ironing out your seams this way will make sure that you end up with a really accurate finish.
Lay a pair of your rows right sides together, and line ‘em up. Push those opposite lying seams into each other, and they should match up perfectly!
Pin your rows together, starting out by placing a pin on either side of your seams, and then pinning the bits in-between so that you feel comfortable with it.
Then go ahead and stitch your rows together, and repeat until you have a full block.
Just like last time, you can use this block for whatever you like, in whatever size you like. There are no real rules here, just guidelines, so go and follow your creative bliss!
Wow, that really changed into a cheesy greetings card right at the end there, let’s move on shall we? Happy making, friends!