Wednesday, June 2, 2010

June Blocks

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.



  1. wow- like you I have drooled over this one. Haven't had a chance to make it yet so look forward to it.

  2. Leanne - some methods for making half square triangle squares end up making two squares from each - did you want us to sew two half-square triangle squares from each square and then send back one of them sewn together, or just sew one and then send back the triangles without sewing them up?

    (Did that make sense? I mean do you want us to send back the cut triangles or sewn-together squares?)