BLOCK OF THE MONTH

Love Patchwork & Quilting - - CONTENTS - BY KAREN LEWIS

Play with sim­ple squares and Half-square Tri­an­gles for Karen Lewis’ Flut­terby block from the Court­house Steps Block of the Month

NOTES

Seam al­lowances are ¼in, un­less oth­er­wise noted.

Press seams open, un­less

oth­er­wise in­structed. Press all fab­rics well be­fore cut­ting.

HST = Half-square Tri­an­gle.

RST = right sides to­gether.

FAB­RICS USED

Print fab­rics are from the Blue­berry Park 3 col­lec­tion by Karen Lewis Tex­tiles for Robert Kauf­man.

White fab­ric is a Kona Cot­ton Solid, also by Robert Kauf­man.

CUT­TING OUT

1 From the print fab­ric cut:

One (1) 3in square.

One (1) 4½in square.

2 From the white fab­ric cut the fol­low­ing, as shown (Fig 1):

One (1) 3in square.

One (1) 4½in square.

Three (3) 2½in squares.

PIEC­ING THE BLOCK

3 Place the white and print 4½in squares RST and sew around all four sides with a ¼in seam al­lowance. Cut from cor­ner to cor­ner on both di­ag­o­nals to yield four HSTs. Trim each to 2½in square.

4 Draw a di­ag­o­nal line on the back of the white 3in square. Place the print 3in square on top, RST, and sew ¼in ei­ther side of the marked line. Cut along the line to yield two HSTs. Trim each to 2½in square.

5 Lay out your HST units and white 2½in squares in three rows of three, re­fer­ring to Fig 2 for place­ment and HST po­si­tion­ing. Sew the units into rows, then sew the rows to­gether as you would a nine-patch, to com­plete the Flut­terby block.

6 For the fin­ished quilt make a to­tal of seven Flut­terby blocks. Make three with dark blue fab­ric, two with green fab­ric, one with light blue fab­ric and one with pink fab­ric.

2 IN SQUARE 2 IN SQUARE 3IN SQUARE 2 IN SQUARE 4 IN SQUARE

Sew HST units in a sim­ple nine-patch ar­range­ment

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