The block for September 2005 is the
Select tone-on-tone or looks-like-solid-from-a-distance prints in black, gray and red and a white tone-on-tone for the background.
1. From the gray fabric, cut one 3 1/2-inch
2. From the white background fabric, cut four 3 1/2-inch sqaures.
3. Also from the background fabric, cut one 4 1/2-inch squares. Cut
the square twice from one corner to the opposite corner to make four triangles.
4. From the red fabric, cut one 4 1/2-inch squares. Cut
the square twice from one corner to the opposite corner
to make four triangles.
5. From the black fabric, cut two 3 7/8-inch squares. Cut both squares from
one corner to the opposite corner to make four triangles.
6. With right sides together and using a
1/4-inch seam allowance, sew one of the red triangles to one
the white triangles. Watch that the red triangle is to the right
of the white one and that you are sewing the short ends of the
triangles together. (Refer to graphic 6) Press
to the darker side. Repeat with one other triangle pair.
7. For the other two red/white triangle pairs, sew them together so that the red triangle is to the left of the white one. (Refer to graphic 7) Press to the darker side. Repeat with remaining triangle pair.
8. With right sides together and using a
1/4-inch seam allowance, sew each of the red/white triangles
the larger black triangles. (Refer to graphic 8) Press
to the black side. Repeat with the other three triangle pairs.
5. Referring to the layout in graphic 9, piece the units together into a finished block. Sew pieces into rows first, then combine the rows to finish the block Pin at the intersection to ensure precise points.
Your completed unfinished block will measure 9 ½ inches.