Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Scraptastic Sampler 2016 - Block 4 Summer Winds

This block, Summer Winds, is based on a 6 x 6 grid, that means it can be divided into six equal parts across each row and down each column. 

This is a 12" finished quilt block (unfinished 12 1/2") so each small square/HST measures 2" finished (unfinished 2 1/2").  There are also rectangles and flying geese units measuring 4" x 2" (unfinished 4 1/2" x 2 1/2" ) and one large central square which is 4" (unfinished 4 1/2" square)

Cutting requirements for one block

Twelve 2 1/2" squares - 8 white and 4 pink squares
Twelve 3" squares - six purple and six grey squares
One 4 1/2" purple square
Eight 4 1/2" x 2 1/2" rectangles - four grey and four turquoise

Making all the corner units

For HSTs - made with twelve 3" squares: six purple and six grey squares.
Pair each purple with one of the grey squares and make HSTs using your favourite method.  Each pair of squares will yield two HSTs.
Trim each HST to 2 1/2" square.

Take 8 HSTs units and pair them to make four double HST units.

Take the remaining 4 HST units and join to the left of a 2 1/2" pink square. 

Tip : Make things easier for yourself and don't use a directional fabric!  I had to make mirrored corner units because I wanted those stripes on my fabric to go the same way.

Take one double HST unit and join with the HST/square unit as above.

 Repeat three more times.

Make middle units

For Flying Geese Unit - four 4 1/2" x 2 1/2" rectangles in turquoise and four in grey, eight 2 1/2" white squares.  

Draw a horizontal line from corner to corner on all the white squares. 

Line up one white square on the lefthand side of the turquoise rectangle as in photo, with the diagonal line starting at the top middle of the rectangle, going down to the lefthand bottom of the rectangle.  

Stitch along the line and trim 1/4" from your stitching line.  Press the seam open.   

Repeat with another white square in the other corner - see photo - with the diagonal line starting at the top middle of the rectangle, going down to the righthand bottom of the rectangle.  Stitch, trim and press as before. 

Repeat for the other three Flying Geese units.

Add a grey rectangle to each Flying Geese unit, see photo above


Arrange units as in block diagram below, with the purple 4 1/2" square in the middle.

Stitch together in horizontal rows ...

Press seams within the row in alternate directions - row 1 to the left, row 2 to the right etc.

To join rows, nest the seams together, pinning if necessary and stitch. When completed press.

Make three more blocks.

Here is one of mine....

In case you have chosen a different colourway here is a blank version of the whole quilt for you to download and play with your own colours.  

1 comment:

  1. Great block. You did so well with those striped fabrics!


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