I think the reason this block is called Newport Beach Block is that the fabric they used in the book has sailboats on it. I however do not have sailboat fabric, so I will carry on with the Folktale fabric I have been using all along.
This is what you will need for this block
(2) 2 1/2" background squares
(1) 2 1/2" print square
(2) 2 1/2" x 6 1/2" rectangles of background fabric
(2) 4" squares of background fabric
(2) 4" squares of print fabric
(4) 6 1/2" x 3 1/2" print fabric -This last 6 1/2" x 3 1/2" print fabric I had to change as I didn’t have anything that size with my charm pack and jelly roll. I had to improvise. I cut a 2 1/2" strip in half and sewed a 2" strip between the two halves. Voila I had my 6 1/2" x 3 1/2" strip. Then I made three more!
Corner Half Triangle Square Unit
Draw a diagonal line on the two print 4" squares
Place a print 4" square right sides together with a background 4" square. Sew ¼" either side of the diagonal line. Cut on the diagonal line. Press and square to 3 1/2".
Sew a 2 1/2" background square to each side of the print 2 1/2" square. Press.
Sew a 2 1/2" x 6 1/2" background strip to top and bottom of this unit. Press.
Lay out all the units as in the picture and sew together.
There you have it…... Newport Beach Block!
If you don’t have exactly what you need, improvise OR go to Threads That Bind and buy what you need. It's actually fun to improvise. The whole reason this happened was because I was trying to save money. A charm pack was cheaper than a layer cake. Sometimes you have to pay the price and save yourself the aggravation. And let’s face it… all those leftovers will certainly come into use.
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