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Sunday, March 4, 2012

Redbud 2012 Block of the Month ~ March


This is the March Block of the Month
for the Redbud Quilt Guild.  Each month
I will show how I made my block.  This
month's block was presented by Irene S.

This makes a 12 1/2" unfinished block.

Fabric Requirements:

Fabric A: Cream
16 - 2 1/2" squares - Mark
a diagonal line on back.
2 - 5 1/4" squares - Mark
a diagonal line on back.
2 - 3 1/4" squares - cut
on diagonal.

Fabric B - Floral print
1 - 3 3/8" square

Fabric C: Medium green
4 - 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangles
2 - 5 1/4" squares - Mark
a diagonal line on back.

Fabric D: Medium maroon
4 - 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangles

Make Half Square Triangles:

Pair Fabric A and Fabric C 5 1/4"
squares with right sides together.
Sew 1/4" away from each side of
drawn line, cut on drawn line and
press seam to the Fabric C. 
Square to 4 1/2".

Make Center Diamond in a Square Unit:

Place Fabric A triangles right with
sides together with Fabric B square.  The
 edges of the triangles should hang
over the edge as shown and stitch. 
 Press seams toward the triangles. 

Trim and repeat to the other 2 edges.
Square to 4 1/2".

Make Flying Geese Units:

Place 2 1/2" Fabric A square on the left
side of rectangle.  Sew a thread width above
the drawn line and press to the corner.

Trim back 2 layers of fabric to 1/4".

Repeat one the right side as shown.
Square to 4 1/2' x 2 1/2".

You will make 4 green units and 4
maroon units.

Layout units as shown and sew
together, press seam to the top.
Square to 4 1/2".

Assemble Block:

Layout units as shown as sew together
in 3 rows.  Press seams in rows 1 & 3
to the outside and seams in row 2 to
the inside.

Sew rows together and press final
seams open to reduce bulk.
Square to 12 1/2".

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