Thursday, April 30, 2009

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

April Block of the Month

This month's block is called Maple Leaf. It is very easy to construct. Here is how you do it:

1.) Cut 2 background squares and 3 squares from a print fabric 4 1/2" each.

2.) Cut 2 background squares and 2 squares from the print fabric 4 7/8" each.

3.) Cut a strip of your print fabric 1" x 7" for the stem.

4.) Make half-square triangle blocks out of the 2 background and 2 prints measuring 4 7/8", constructing a total of 4 blocks to make the leaf tips.

5.) To make the stem square, cut one of the 4 1/2" background squares in half, diagonally. Then sew the 1" x 7" strip to one of the triangles, on the largest side:

6.) Press open:

7.) Sew the other triangle to the opposite side of the print strip:

8.) Press open and you have your stem square:

9.) Layout your squares and finish your block.