Monday 6 May 2019

May Rivervalley Block of the Month

This months block is brought to us by Paulette.  First up is a traditionally pieced block.  Scroll down for a few modern interpretations.

I was sent lovely images of the process, but unfortunately they wouldn't work on the blogger platform.  So you get written instructions only.

Cut a 10 1/2" piece of background fabric.  From the hashtag fabric cut two 2" x 10 1/2" pieces and two 2" x 12 1/2" pieces.

Cut the background fabric into three pieces 3 1/2" x 10 1/2".

Sew the shorter hashtag pieces between the background rectangles.  Turn and cut into 3 1/2" x 12 1/2" pieces.

Sew the remaining hashtag strips between the rectangles.  Throughout the block press the seams towards the hashtag fabric.

Now for a few more blocks from Paulette.

The process for these blocks was explained at the meeting.

For my version I started with a 10" block.  I cut it into 3 1/2" strips on the outer edges and a 3" strip in the centre.  I added 2" x 10" hashtag fabric strips between the rectangles.

I turned the block and then slashed at an angle as shown.  The second cut is the same angle, 3" away.

I sewed the hashtag fabric cut into 2' x 12" strips between the pieces.  I then squared it up to 10 1/2" and added a 1 1/2" sashing around the block to bring it up to 12 1/2".