Friday, January 15, 2010

Free Block

Today, as promised, I have a free block for you.  It is quite simple and can be varied in many ways-my favourite.  It is also another way to use up some of those strips left over from sashing and borders.
This is a 12 1/2" block so you will need a number of 2 1/2" strips. Strips should be no less than 8" in length.  Half should be medium colours and half dark.
Sew the medium strips together.  Trim to 7"
Repeat with the darker strips.
Cut both these blocks in half diagonally.
Cut  Two 7" blocks from  cream or beige fabric. Cut in half diagonally.
Sew cream triangles to strip triangles joining long edges.  Press.
Sew blocks together to make a pinwheel (see photo) or  before sewing triangles, put pieces on a design wall and move them around until you have made a pleasing design.
Enjoy your weekend. Please pray for those in Haiti who are in such desperate circumstances and those who are working so hard to help them.

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