Welcome to my date in the Blogger Block of the Month organized by Dhia Peach Patch Quilts! I'll be sharing a tutorial for a block of my own design, which I call Through the Window.
2 @ 1½" x 4"
2 @ 1½" x 6"
1 @ 1½" x 9"
1 @ 1½" x 9½"
Fabric B (yellow in example):
2 @ 2" x 6"
2 @ 2" x 9"
Fabric C (blue floral in example):
1 @ 4" x 4"
Note: seam allowances are ¼".
1. Starting with the 4" x 4" square, stitch one 1½" x 4" strip to the top and bottom. Press toward the darker fabric.
2. Attach a 1½" x 6" strip to opposite sides. Press toward the darker fabric.
3. Attach the 2" x 6" strips to the sides of the unit with the two seams (so not the same side where you added the last strip). Press toward the strips you just added.
4. Attach the 2" x 9" strips to the opposite side. Press toward strips you just added.
5. You've just made a simple log cabin block. Press it well and square it up to 9" if you want.
6. Slice the log cabin in half down the centre.
7. Insert the 1½" x 9" strip by stitching each half of the block to either side of the strip. Press toward the strip.
8. Slice the block in half again, perpendicular to the strip you just added. Insert the 1½" x 9½" strip by stitching each half of the unit to either side. Press.
10. You're done!
This block can be made with a lot of different fabric combos. When I used it in my Madrona Road challenge quilt, I used the same fabric for B and C, and I tried to achieve high contrast between the A and B/C fabrics:
Here it is on point, using lovely fabrics that Dhia sent along, and in a scrappier layout with two different fabrics for the A and B pieces. I will be donating this block to Margaret's Hope Chest:
Be sure to visit the other bloggers participating in the Blogger BOM:
Thank you, Dhia, for inviting me to participate in this BOM series!