Note to Self – Step 3

Time to make the blocks that create the corner design.  Here’s the whole quilt for reference.

Here’s the block for today.  It looks like there are so many steps but there aren’t.  The way the instructions are written, you won’t have to piece your black strips into a bunch of squares.  Just follow the steps and it’s really easy.

Try to use different color families for each block.  Make 4 blocks with dark black and 4 blocks with lighter black.  For the instructions, I’ll just say “black”.

Each block needs:

Dark Color:

1 – 2-1/2″ x 10-1/2″ rectangle
2 – 2-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ rectangles
1 – 2-1/2″ x 6-1/2″ rectangle
4 – 2-1/2″ squares

Light Color:

4 – 2-1/2″ squares

Black:

1 – 2-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ rectangle
1 – 2-1/2″ x 6-1/2″ rectangle

Sew together as follows:

1. Sew a 2-1/2″ light colored square to a 2-1/2″ dark colored square.  Sew a dark colored  2-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ rectangle to the bottom.  Sew a 2-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ black rectangle to the right side.

2.  Sew the black 2-1/2″ x 6-1/2″ black rectangle to the top.

3.  Sew colored 2-1/2″ squares together as shown.

4. Sew the dark/light/dark strip to the top of the unit from Step 2.

5.  Sew a 2-1/2″ x 6-1/2″ dark colored rectangle to the right side of the light/dark/light strip.

6.  Sew the Step 5 unit to the Step 3 unit.

7.  Add the colored 2-1/2″ x 10-1/2″ rectangle to the top to complete the block.

Also, for this week, make some of your sashing strips.

From background fabric, cut 24 – 2-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ rectangles.
From dark black, cut 8 – 2-1/2″ squares
From lighter black, cut 4 – 2-1/2″ squares.

Sew a background 2-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ rectangle to opposite sides of a black 2-1/2″ square.  Press the seam allowances towards the background fabric!

Make 8 with dark black:

Make 4 with lighter black: