Well, here is our June block. I know that this block has been kicking around the Bees for a little bit and I hope you haven't all made one already. I fell in love with this block way back in September when I saw it on Red Pepper Quilts. I am not sure there is anything on that blog that I don't like, to be honest.
This block ends up being about 16.5" so it is a big one. Because of the size, you only have to make one. I have sent out white background fabric and at least 50 different coloured fabrics, giving you a little bit of choice in making the block.
The instructions for the block are relatively simple.
The block itself is made up of 2 smaller blocks
[image from Red Pepper Quilts]
The smaller blocks are made up of 3" blocks used to make 2.5" half square triangles that land up being 2" finished sqaures. They are then sewn together with either a white 2.5" block or a patterned 2.5" block, as you can see above.
In the end, these 4 patch blocks land up measuring 4.5" all together and they are arrange 4 across and 4 down just like the picture. It takes 8 of each of the 2 smaller blocks to make up the big 16.5" block.
I have provided enough fabric so that you do not repeat the fabric in the big block (I think). In other words, only use a fabric once. If you could send back the teeny tiny other hst to me, that would be great - I'll use them on the back.
Thanks so much for making the blocks - I hope you like them.
PS - there are a ton of hst tutorials out there but if you can't find any, let me know and I'll post some links.