Thursday, March 30, 2017

APRIL BLOCK OF THE MONTH

SHOO FLY ENCORE




Here is a simple variation on the 9 patch block.  I did it in two colors – blue and white - mostly because of the rhyme April Showers bring May Flowers.

The color suggestion for this block is white and one other contrasting color.


Step 1:  Make 4 half square triangles measuring 4”



Step 2:  Cut 4 white triangles and one blue triangle measuring 4”

Step 3:  For first row of blocks assemble as follows:  1  half square triangle; 1 plain white square and 1 half square triangle (see below)



Step 4:  For second row of blocks, assemble as follows:  1 plain white square; 1 blue square and 1 plain white square



Step 5:  For third row of blocks, assemble as follows:  1 half square triangle; 1 plain white square and 1 half square triangle


The final block will look like the one below – press block and trim to 10-1/2” by 10-1/2”








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