The block for October 2005 is the
Select two tone-on-tone or looks-like-solid-from-a-distance prints in fall reds, oranges, browns, greens or golds and an unbleached muslin for the background.
1. From the darker fabric, cut five 2 1/2-inch
2. From the lighter fall fabric, cut four 2 1/2-inch x 6 1/2-inch rectangles
3. From the muslin, cut four 2 1/2-inch x 6 1/2 rectangles
4. Also from the muslin, cut four
2 1/2-inch squares.
from step 5. Watch that the dark square is on the bottom left of the finished unit.
7. Do the same with the remaining 2 muslin rectangles and pairs from step 5. But make sure these two
units have the dark square on the bottom right of the finished unit.
8. Referring to graphic 8, attach the smaller
rectangles from the lighter, fall-colored fabric to the outside of each
of the four units from steps 6 & 7. Watch that the rectangles
touch the muslin squares, not just the rectangle. Two of the
rectangles will be sewn to the left of the unit, and two will be sewn
to the right depending on the position of the dark square. Press
to the dark side. Finally, sew the larger, matching, fall-colored
rectangles to the top of these new units. Press.
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 14 ½ inches.