Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Happy Go Lucky week Three!

Hope everyone is enjoying this little quilt's the first time I have sponsored one, so if you have any suggestions that would make it better or easier or more fun...let me know.

This week is a pretty simple block....the 9 patch block and the Cross block.  They are a classic block and can be used in quilts in many ways, as well as just on their own.  The bonus block is Rolling Stone.  Just like the 9 patch and the cross block, the block changes with color placement.  I suggest you play with the can use just two, or step it up with three or four.  This will finish out as a 9 1/2" block.

Rolling Stone

Cutting: From the blue cut four 2" x 3 1/2" rectangles
                From the green, cut four 2" squares.  Draw a line on the                  diagonal.
               From the pink, cut five 3 1/2" squares
                                        Cut four 2" x 3 1/2" rectangles
                From the light, cut twelve 2" squares, draw a line on the                   diagonal. 


Place a 2" green square on one corner of four of the pink 3 1/2" squares.  Sew on the diagonal line. Flip and trim, leaving a 1/4" seam.
Sew a 2" light square on the opposite corner, flip and trim.
Then sew to the remaining corners, flip and trim. 
The finished unit should measure 3 1/2".

Sew a pink 2" x 3 1/2" rectangle to a blue 2" by 3 1/2" rectangle.
Repeat until you have four squares as shown above.
These will also measure 3 1/2".
Assemble the block as shown below.....just like a 9 patch.

And we have a winner from our first week!
Shelly, AKA Happy has won a pattern from the talented Sherry Shish at  www.poweredbyquilting.  Sherry is one of my fellow Island Batik Ambassadors.  You really need to visit her lovely website and have a look around.  Also be sure to check out her patterns...they are very fun!

Be sure to post pictures of your progress on the following know you want to win a prize! And remember, at the end is a gift certificate from the Fat Quarter Shop! 

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