Wednesday, December 9, 2009

J-8

I've been unsuccessfully chasing the sun.
This morning I decided I had to get some photos. Please excuse the quality.
It was really dark and all the photos turned out blurry.  I tried my best to make them look acceptable.

Print or trace the block diagram onto foundation paper.
You have to mirror this diagram.
Cut out and number the small log cabin sections as in the photo.

Foundation piece the sections and trim the seam allowances to 1/4".
Out of main block fabric, cut a square 2 1/4" x 2 1/4"
Out of background fabric, cut a square 2 1/4" by 2 1/4" and draw a diagonal line corner to corner on the wrong side of the fabric.

Place the main fabric square and background fabric square right sides together.
Sew a seam 1/4" away from the drawn line on both sides and cut on the drawn line.
Press open the two resulting half square triangles.

Referring to the block diagram, assemble the center section of the block.
Be sure to double check. It is easy to assemble this incorrectly.

Out of background fabric, cut two rectangles 1 3/8" x 3 1/4".
Sew a rectangle to the top and bottom of the center block section. Once again, be sure to check the block diagram for accurate placement.


Out of background fabric, cut two rectangles 1 3/8" x 5".
Sew these to the sides of the block.
Press.


Applique the four melons onto the block using main block fabric.
I prefer the "freezer paper inside" method for these.
J-8

2 comments:

Penny said...

Hi, thank you for posting the block even tho the light wasn't good over with you. We are having very hot and humid weather here on the east coast of Australia. Merry Christmas.

nicolette said...

Such a great block! Thanks! The photos turned out pretty good!