March 6, 2014

Saturday Sampler 2014 - Sew and Tell - Block #2

Welcome to Block #2:  Corner Coffee Shop, from our Saturday Sampler 2014, Sew and Tell Series.

Our block patterns will be posted on the 2nd Saturday of each month, so check back through the year to make all twelve sampler blocks with us.

What to cut:

A/B:  Moda Bleached White:  
A: (4) 2 3/8” x 2 3/8”, cut in half diagonally
B: (1) 3 1/2” x 3 1/2”

C/D:  Tulip Purple:   
C: (4) 2 5/8” x 2 5/8”
D: (4) 2” x 2”

E:  Papaya:   
E: (8) 2” x 3 1/2”

F/G:  Red:  
F: (4) 3 1/2” x 3 1/2”
G: (1) 4 3/16” x 4 3/16”, cut in quarters diagonally

H:  Cerise:  
H: (2) 4 3/16” x 4 3/16”, cut in quarters diagonally

To cut the squares in half diagonally, position your ruler from corner to corner of the square.  The ruler shown below is the Quick Trim ruler by Creative Grids. If your ruler has a 45 degree marking (the black line on the ruler in the photo) you can align the 45 degree marking with the edge of your square.  This will help ensure a perfect 45 cut across your square.

To cut a square in quarters diagonally, you'll follow the same method.  First cut the square in half diagonally.  Leave the pieces in place and cut in the opposite diagonal direction.

Create the center block units by arranging the triangles as shown.  The purple square is the 2 5/8" square.

There are several different ways that you can go about joining the units for this block.

One method is to join triangles and squares as shown below. (You can also join the units together in diagonal rows if you prefer).  In this arrangement, we pressed towards the Cerise colored triangles.

Continue to join the units together.

Add the white triangles to the unit.

Trim up the unit, removing the excess "rabbit ear" points.  The unit should measure 3 1/2" x 5" at this point.

To make the corner units, arrange pieces as shown.  The red square is 3 1/2".  The purple square is 2".

Join units as shown, pressing towards the red and purple.

Join units together.  Unit should measure 3 1/2" x 3 1/2".

Arrange block units into 3 rows of 3 units each.

Sew block units into rows.

Join rows together.

Block should measure 12 1/2" x 12 1/2".

Check back April 12th for Block #3.

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