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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Chock-A-Block Wednesday

Hovering Hawks


Hovering Hawks is an interesting
block that is easy due to half square
triangles.  Make a few and play around
with placement, there are many options.
 

Fabric A: Cream Print
3 - 3 1/4" squares - Mark
a diagonal line on back.

Fabric B: Dark Green
4 - 2 1/2" squares

Fabric C: Red
2 - 2 1/2" squares

Fabric D: Gold
2 - 3 1/4" squares

Fabric E: Green and White
2 - 3 1/4" squares

Fabric F: White and Gold
2 - 3 1/4" squares - Mark
a diagonal line on back.

Fabric G: Gold print
1 - 3 1/4" squares


Make Half Square Triangles:
Pair 3 1/4" squares, right sides together,
in the following combinations:

2 - A/D     2 - E/F     1 - A/G

Sew 1/4" away from each side of drawn
line, cut on drawn line and press to the
darker fabric.  Square to 2 1/2".


Make Unit #1:
Layout units as shown and sew
together in 2 rows.  Press seam
in row 1 to the right and seam
in row 2 to the left.


Sew rows together and
press seam to the top.
 Square to 4 1/2".  Make 2.


Make Unit #2:
Layout units as shown and sew together
in 2 rows.  Press seam in row 1 to the left
and seam in row 2 to the right.


Sew rows together and
press seam to the bottom.
Square to 4 1/2".  Make 2.


Assemble Block:
Layout units as shown and sew
together in 2 rows.  Press seam
in row 1 to the left and seam in
row 2 to the right.


Sew rows together and press final
seam open to reduce bulk.
Square to 8 1/2".

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