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 colors...you can use just two, or step it up with three or four. This will finish out as a 9 1/2" block.
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 linky....you know you want to win a prize! And remember, at the end is a gift certificate from the Fat Quarter Shop!