Hello and Welcome Back!
The third block in our series is called Double Quartet that uses a pinwheel in the center. If you want, you can go to http://www.quilterscache.com/D/DoubleQuartetBlock.html and find it there as an 8 inch block. Remember, ours are all 6.5 inches, so you will need to adjust it.
Here are my fabric choices: I went with a blue, an off white and a light print, all selected from my bin full of 10 inch squares. Amazing, no matter how much you use of a fabric, even if you thought you used all of it, it still comes back in some form or another!
Now for the instructions:
From the blue you will need to cut four 2 inch squares.
From the white, you will need to cut four 2 inch squares, and four 2 3/8 inch squares cut in half diagonally to give 8 triangles.
From the print, you will need four 2 3/8 inch squares cut in half diagonally to give 8 triangles.
The easiest way to put this together is to do it as different blocks and then build on them. I found that making half square triangles and four patches were fairly easy to do and made it go together fairly simply.
Here is the block laid out before sewing:
Here it is with the center before sewing:
And the block finished:
Have fun sewing!
Since it is my birthday today, I’m going to give a gift of the fourth block in advance!
The fourth block in our series is called Free Trade. I looked at quitlerscache.com but their block is different and also 16 inches, so we will be using this pattern instead. Here is the block laid out. I forgot to get a picture of the color choices but you can see that from the picture I used only 2 colors, a lavender and a print that matched. This block is all half square triangles with some squares thrown in.
The instructions are fairly simple for this block but be careful on the layout, that can be a little confusing if you don’t keep an eye on it.
From the background fabric, you will need six 2 inch squares plus five 2 3/8 inch squares cut into triangles to give 10 triangles.
From the print, you will need five 2 3/8 inch squares to give 10 triangles. If you make half square triangles and four patches, it goes together fairly easy.
Sewing your half triangles together will give you 10 half squares.
I also forgot to get a picture of the center but you can see from the picture above, the placement.
Here is my finished block:
I will have the fifth block ready on March 22.
Have fun sewing.