Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Red, White and Blue
This is the second month we've been bringing these blocks to our quilt group. It's going to be so fun to see how these are going to look once we each assemble our collection- scrappy red, white, and blue.
A few of you have asked for the directions to this block, so here you go:
(If you're making these to donate to American Hero Quilts, make sure there are NO metalics, sparkles, or anything that could flake off of the fabrics.)
These directions will make TWO blocks
1) Cut ONE red square, 8 7/8 inches. Cut diagonally.
2) Cut TWO white or cream squares, 5 inches. Cut diagonally.
3) Cut TWO blue squares, 4 1/2 inches.
To make blocks:
1) Sew 2 white triangles to a blue square, making larger triangle. Press.
2) Sew 1 red triangle to blue & white triangle along the diagonal edge. Press.
3) Check block measurement: the block should now measure 8 1/2 inches square.
If you'd like to contribute your blocks to our group's project, let me know and I'll email you my mailing address! You can make a difference!!
Here are a couple more "Red, White, and Blue" from our recent quilt group meeting.
Remember Marsha's circle quilt for her grandson who is due very soon? She brought it to sew on the binding while we visited.
Let me know if you need any more information about the American Hero blocks. Some in our group are making them larger and then trimming them down to the 8 1/2 inch size. It really makes assembly much easier when the blocks are the same size... but we can make ANY blocks you'd like to donate work! Even a different block- stars or whatever!!