Scrappy Quilt
Block of the Month - 10 1/2" block

This scrappy quilt block is very easy to put together, making it ideal to use with new quilters, children learning to quilt or when your group wants to make a very quick quilt that needs a lot of blocks.

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Based on the sixteen patch block this makes into a 10" x 10" block when finished in a quilt. Delve into your stash to make this one and have fun!

Choose four coordinating florals for the center square and a small print floral for the background.

1. Cut fabrics according to the chart below.

Number

Size

Shape

4

3" x 3"

Squares

2

5 1/2" x 3"

Rectangles

2

10 1/2" x 3"

Rectangles

2. With right sides together and using a 1/4" seam, sew the four 3" x 3" floral squares together. Press.

3. Sew the 5 1/2" x 3" rectangles to opposite sides of the block, one on the left side and the other on the right side. Press.

4. Sew the 10 1/2" x 3" rectangles onto the other opposite sides of the block, one on the top and the other on the bottom. Press

Make as many as you'd like - the more the merrier!

I recently came across an article regarding which side to press your seams to. It looks like this is open to a lot of debate. They mentioned that due to fabrics, threads and sewing machines today being superior to the ones that were used many many years ago, ironing all seams open was the way to go as there is was not the need to enhance the strength of your seams.

I don't have a preference for which way to press my seams. I take each project that I do and make the decision that I'm most comfortable with. Sometimes this means I will combine several ways - towards the dark fabric and open. For me there is no right or wrong way just personal choice.


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