I knew I wouldn’t have time to make a real pattern with yardage requirements and everything…so this will have to do for now! This is a fun quilt to make…chain piece everything and you can whip up a stack of blocks quick-ish. 😉
This tutorial makes a 9″ finished block (9 1/2″ unfinished).
1 – 3 1/2″ square (the blue fabric)
2 – 3 7/8″ squares print fabric (orange fabric)
2 – 3 7/8″ squares white fabric
1 – 2″ x 15″ strip of print fabric
1 – 2″ x 15″ strip of white fabric
1. Draw a diagonal pencil line from corner to corner on each white square. Place the white squares and print squares right sides together, sew a scant 1/4″ on each side of the pencil line, cut down the pencil line, and press towards the print fabric. That was a mouthful…here’s a better look at making half square triangles if your brand new to it.
When your done you should have four half square triangles that measure 3 1/2″ each.
2. Sew the 2″ strips together, press towards the print fabric. Here’s a look at your pieces so far:
3. Cut the strip until into four squares 3 1/2″ each.
4. Layout your pieces into the block. Sew the pieces into 3 rows. Press top and bottom row seams towards the center unit, and the center row seams towards the outer units.
5. Press the block well, it should measure 9 1/2″.
Happy Churn Dashing! A better look at my whole quilt top can be found here.