June 2002’s block is a Roman Square.
Instructions: Use good quality, 100% cotton pre-washed fabrics.
Your completed unfinished block will measure 12 inches.
Choose a bright kid's fabric and 3 primary-colored fabrics. (kid's red, green, blue, or yellow). The block looks good if there is a dark, medium, and light shade. They can be solid, "looks like solid", or a print that coordinates well with the center fabric.
1. Cut one strip 16 inches long and 5 inches wide
from each of the three primary fabrics.
2. Cut one 4 1/2 inch square from the kid's print.
(see graphic 2)
3. Assemble the 3 colored strips into squares by sewing the long edges of the dark, medium, and light colored strips together in that order using a 1/4 inch seam allowance. Press to the darker sides and trim the blocks to a 4 1/2 inch square. You will end up with eight striped squares. (see graphic 3)
4. Assemble block together refering to graphic 4. Sew
the three rows together first and then sew the rows together into a block.
Pin well where corners meet before sewing to ensure those "perfect" intersections.
Your completed unfinished block will measure 12 ½ inches.