OH, MY STARS! BLOCK 7 FOUR X QUILT AND BONUS BLOCK 8 AIR CASTLE

Hello and Welcome back!

I have been running a little behind on my sewing lately but am finally catching up.  As a thank you for your patience, I am giving a Bonus Block.  Remember, all blocks are 6.5 inches squared.  I looked at quilters.cache and their version of Air Castle uses 3 colors and is 12.5 inches.  They don’t have Four X listed but it might be under a different name.

The first block is called Four X Quilt and uses 2 colors, dark and a light.  I’m using 10 inch squares from my stash and these are the colors that I have chosen, a deep green and a floral print.

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Cutting Instructions:  From the dark you will need the following:

1. One 2.5 inch square

2. Two 3 ¼ inch square cut into quarters diagonally to give 8 triangles.

3. Two 2 7/8 inch squares cut in half to give four triangles.

From the light you will need the following:

1. Two 3 ¼ inch squares cut into quarters diagonally to give 8 triangles.

2. Two 2 7/8 inch squares cut in half to give four triangles.

Here is a picture of what you need:

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Putting the block together is easy if you know how to make half square triangles and the simple four X block or as I call it, an hourglass.  Then, just sew it together as a 9-patch and you’re done.

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Here is a picture of the block before it is sewn together:

And my finished block:

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Block #8 is called Air Castle and you will need to colors for this block also.  As you can see from my choices, I went with a fabric that has some character to it and calmed it down it with a lighter print.  Just having some fun with my odd pieces of fabric.  Again, I am saving the leftovers so I can mix and match for more blocks later on.

Here are the colors that I chose:

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Cutting Instructions:  From the light you will need the following:

  1. 1.  Four 2 7/8 inch squares cut in half diagonally to give 8 triangles.

  2. 2.  One 3 ¼ inch square cut into quarters to give 4 triangles.

  3. 3.  One 1 7/8 inch square for the center block.

Form the dark you will need the following:

  1. 1.  Two 2 7/8 inch squares cut in half diagonally to give 4 triangles.

  2. 2.  One 3 ¼ inch square cut into quarters diagonally to give 4 triangles.

3. Two 1 7.8 inch squares cut into half diagonally to give 4 triangles.

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Here is a picture of what you need above:

Putting the block together is easy if you know how to make half square triangles, the simple four X block or as I call it, an hourglass.  You will also need to make diamond in the square blocks.  Then, just sew it together as a 9-patch and you’re done.

Here is a picture of the block before it is sewn together:

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And my finished block:  Sorry, my camera battery died on me so I will post a picture after it recharges but the picture above shows how it should go together.

 

Thank you for playing along!  The next block will be up next Saturday morning!  Have fun!

About cozyquilts

Hello and welcome to my website. My name is Donna. My hubby is retired and I am still working from home. I have twin daughters and am blessed with 4 grandchildren. We are owned by 4 cats that love to supervise and are very nosy. I have been quilting since 1996. In addition to making quilts for my family and friends, I also make charity quilts for Marjoree Mason Center and Valley Children's Hospital. Marjoree Mason Center is a local organization here that helps and supports battered and abused women and children get out of abusive relationships. Every Christmas I make several baby quilts for the women, along with a small stuffed animal. Valley Children's Hospital is a new venture for me that just started this year. Every month or so I drop off a couple of quilts along with a small toy, for the children. I use a lot of bright, fun fabrics to help cheer them up. I do special order quilts but please be advised in advance as I work full-time in addition to quilting, I only do a few during the year. Also, it may take up to 6 months to a year to completely finish a quilt as my sewing time is limited. I only do applique or patchwork and will incorporate machine embroidery into my patterns, when requested. Thank you for visiting and I hope to see you and friends again soon.
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