Good Morning, Quilters!
Some of you wanted to join me in my Late Night Quilting…Read more HERE as I work on a quick and easy Red and White (with a little blue) quilt. I hope to have this finished by the Fourth of July….(though I didn’t specify what year!)
This is an EASY quilt block!
First you have to “see” the block–that’s not so easy!
It is difficult to see because the sashing between the blocks is a repeated element from inside the quilt block.
The block itself is a variation on The Shoo Fly block–a nine patch block.
(Does anyone know if this block has a name??)
The block is just four Half Square Triangles, with a center square and divided rectangles in between.
Easy cutting! Easy Stitching!
For each block: Cut two 5 inch solid red squares. ( I used charm squares from Boundless, America the Brave Collection-35% OFF!!!-see my affiliate link HERE)
PS…Craftsy has a huge sale right now–pick up some Aurifil thread, too–it’s rare to find it at this price!!
In addition, Cut two 5 inch squares from print fabric. (Try to find fabric that has a white background for best contrast.)
Cut Four rectangles 2 x 2-1/2 inches from a large print.
Cut Four rectangles 2-2/12 inches from another large graphic print.
NOTE-If all the rectangles will be of the same fabric–stitch 2-1/2 inch strips of each fabric together, press and then cut 2 inch sub cuts. (Thanks, Judy!)
Cut one blue square: 2 x 2 inches.
MAKE THE HALF SQUARE TRIANGLES
With right sides together, layer the print squares on top of the solid red squares.
To mark the Half Square Triangles (HST)–use a ruler to mark the stitching lines…
Or mark the cutting line and use it to line up your presser foot for stitching. (This is the method I usually use.)
Stitch. Cut apart. Press.
The HST will be slightly larger than what we need–trim to 4-1/2 inches.
For the most accuracy–I like this method the best–making the squares slightly larger, then trimming.
Lay out the pieces…
Stitch the blocks…
Trim the blocks to 10 inches
Add sashing (same measurements) between the blocks to create the quilt!
I have not included every step…there is some work in between…
My quilt is a 9 patch–Nine blocks with sashing in between. I’m going to add a solid red border so I can add Shining Star Quilting from last week’s tutorial.
Any Red and White Quilts in YOUR future?
We’d LOVE to hear!
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