Sew Along With June-Block 7

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Block 7

Colonial Flower

  Sorry Guys…. I slipped up and didn’t get the block in when I was supposed to. So busy trying get our house ready to sell, the time just slipped away on me.
    Here we are with block seven. We are over halfway through our quilt along and I sure hope you are enjoying these blocks as much as I am!
  This week’s block is called Colonial Flower. I personally love this block. It can be done is just 2 colours or 3 colours or a whole array of colours, the choice, once again, is yours.
Let’s Start.

Fabric required

One charm trimmed to 4 1/2" for the centre.

(4) 2 1/2" squares of colour fabric

(12) 4 1/2" x 2 1/2"  rectangles of various colours (or all the same colour if you want)

(28) 2 1/2" squares of background colour…. I am using white again.


To Make the Four Corner Units

 Make (4) 2 1/2" half triangle squares using the 4 colour and 4 of the background 2 1/2" squares (as in the picture below).

Select (4) of the 4 1/2 x 2 1/2" colour rectangles for the corner units. Mark a diagonal line on (4) background 2 1/2" squares. Place one background square on each of the 4 rectangles and sew on the diagonal line.  Make sure of the orientation of the background square is correct. There should be two of each direction. See pictures below.

Make a corner unit using one 2 1/2" background square, one half square triangle and one of the 4 1/2" x  2 1/2" unit you just made. Be careful of the orientation again.  There should be 2 of one direction and 2 of the opposite direction. See the pictures.

Make 3 more for a total of 4 corner units.



Make 4 Center Side Units

Each centre unit uses two 4.5 x 2.5 colour rectangles and (4) 2.5-inch background blocks marked on the diagonal. Place a background square on each end of the rectangle with the diagonal going the same way. Sew. The next rectangle you will have to have the diagonal going the opposite direction. See the diagram for confirmation. Kind of confusing…but you can do it.  If you press your seams toward the centre for one section and to the background for the next section, they will lock together beautifully. Sew together and press seam open.

Repeat three more times.

Lay out all the units as shown in the picture and sew together.

Block 7 complete!
I realize this was a bit of a confusing block with all the orientations, but I am sure you did wonderfully.  Well done.
 I will do my best to be on time for our next instalment.

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