A reminder . . the scrappy challenge blocks are posted on the 2nd of each month. At the end of January, I should have posted a link box for you to show your blocks but I didn’t so I posted it last night and will post that at the end of each month.
The block for February is Key Lime Pie and probably not a good selection with so many of us trying to eat healthier foods.
Again, you can make your blocks any size you wish. I’ll be making mine 9″ and the instructions below will be for 9″ blocks.
Each block needs:
(1) Four 4 patches. Each square is cut 2″ — 4 squares for each 4 patch for a total of 16 – 2″ squares needed for each block. The 4 patches will be 3-1/2″ unfinished.
(2) Each block will need four partial quarter square triangles that will be 3-1/2″ unfinished.
- For the larger triangles, for each block, cut 2 – 4″ squares. Cut them on the diagonal once to yield 4 triangles.
- For the smaller triangles, for each block, from the background fabric and from the darker fabric, cut 1 – 4-1/4″ square (from each fabric). Cut them each on the diagonal twice to yield 4 triangles per fabric (a total of 8 triangles)
- You should have just a tad extra fabric for squaring up to 3-1/2″. If you want more “wiggle room”, make your squares just a tiny bit larger.
(3) For each block, you will need 1 center square, cut 3-1/2″.
Assemble the block to have a completed block as shown above.
A whole top could be made from these blocks using a regular horizontal row setting.
Or, an on point setting with just 5 blocks and a little tweaking the fabrics around the outer edges of the blocks.
Have fun and hopefully it’s getting easier to use your scraps .. if you were having trouble. This block is a whole lot easier for me . . it seems.