2018 Red, Black & White: Block 1

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Block 1 – Red, Black & White

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Cutting instructions:

From the white fabric, cut:
(1) 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ square
(2) 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ rectangles
(2) 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ squares
(4) 1″ x 1″ squares

From the red fabric, cut:
(2) 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ rectangles
(2) 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ squares

From the black fabric, cut:
(4) 1 5/8″ x 1 5/8″ squares
(1) 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ square

 

Star Unit

Mark four black 1 5/8″ squares in half diagonally once. Lay two black marked squares over a white 2 1/2″ square in diagonally opposite corners. Sew a quarter inch from the marked line on both sides. Cut apart and press.

Lay a black square over the corner of the white triangle. Sew a quarter inch from the marked line on both sides. Cut apart and press. Repeat with the other white triangle.

Trim the Flying Geese to 1″ x 1 1/2″ rectangle. Make 4 Flying Geese.

Need help with Flying Geese? Watch this tutorial.

Using the four Flying Geese, four 1″ squares, and a black 1 1/2″ square, layout the Star unit in three rows. Sew each row. Sew the rows together to complete the Star unit.

Block Assembly

Using the remaining pieces along with the Star unit, layout the block in three rows. Sew each row. Sew the rows together to complete the block.

Block measures 4 1/2″ square unfinished.

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Be sure to check back tomorrow for the next block.

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