Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Sampler Sew-A-Long Block #6

Step #1:  Cutting Instructions
               For the center of the block you will need an assortment of 16, 1 1/2" squares.  You can make strips and subcut or sew them individually.  (I chose to make two 3 1/2" x 1 1/2" strips of different fabrics and subcut to make my center, which repeats each strip once.)
               Cut two 2 7/8" squares from a dark fabric for HST's
               Cut two 2 7/8" squares from a medium to med. light fabric for HST's
               Cut four 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangles from the med. to med. light fabric used for the HST's.

Step #2:  Make the half square triangles.  Lay the two med. and dark fabrics right side together and mark for sewing.  Sew together 1/4" on either side of the center cutting line and then cut apart.  Trim the bunny ears.

These are the components you should have for making the block.

Step #3:  Sew the half square triangles to the ends of two of the 2 1/2 x4 1/2" rectangles.  See below.

Step #4:  Sew the remaining two rectangles to the sides of the 16 patch center.  See below

Step #5:  Sew the rows of the block together as shown below making sure your seams line up.

Enjoy!  Please send pictures of your completed blocks.  They can be emailed to me.  Would so love to see your progress.


  1. LOVE the colors of this block, Dee! So rich and saturated in beautiful color! Makes me do the happy dance!