Block 2

Block 2

Prior to making the following cuts, trim your selvage from the ends of your fabric strips as shown in the previous posts.

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TIP: A handy tool to have before starting this block is the Marti Michelle Perfect Patchwork Corner Trimmer ($5.00). It can be purchased at almost any quilt shop. I do not know if Joann’s or Hancock’s carry them but I know that the Quilt Asylum in McKinney does. If you want to order it online go to FromMarti.com. This will reduce bulk in your seams.

Table Topper: make 4

  • From 4 1⁄2” strips of Fabric 1 (background): cut twelve 4 1⁄2” squares
  • From 4 1⁄2” strips of Fabric 2 (background): cut four 4 1⁄2” squares
  • From 5 1⁄4” strips of Fabric 1 (background): cut eight 5 1⁄4” squares
  • From 5 1⁄4” strips of Fabric 3 (star points): cut eight 5 1⁄4” squares
    o Sub-cut 5 1⁄4” squares in half diagonally, and then cut the triangles made by that cut in half again (see photo below)

Table Runner: make 2

  • From 4 1⁄2” strips of Fabric 1 (background) cut eight 4 1⁄2” squares
  • From 4 1⁄2” strips of Fabric 2 (background) cut two 4 1⁄2” squares
  • From 5 1⁄4” strips of Fabric 1 (background) cut four 5 1⁄4” squares
  • From 5 1⁄4” strips of Fabric 3 (star points) cut four 5 1⁄4” squares
    o Sub-cut 5 1⁄4” squares in half diagonally, and then cut the triangles made by that cut in half again (see photo below)

TIP: Prior to making sub-cuts, lay your 5 1⁄4” squares on a small cutting board that can be turned to make the sub-cuts easier.

Photo 28: From 4 1⁄2” strips cut 4 1⁄2” squaresFrom 5 1⁄4” strips cut 5 1⁄4” squares Photo 28
Photo 29: Sub-cut 5 1⁄4” squares diagonally to make half square triangles. Photo 29
Photo 30: Turn the cutting board your square is laying on and sub-cut half square triangles in half again to make quarter square triangle Photo 30
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Photo 32: If you have the Marti Michelle corner trimmer, trim the corners of your quarter square triangles. Photo 32
Construct your block: Photo 33: Note: Remember to use a 1⁄4” seam to construct your block.Lay out your triangles as shown: Photo 33
Photo 34: Place a quarter square triangle of Fabric 1 and a quarter square triangle of Fabric 3, right sides together and place a pin along the side to be stitched. Stitch using a 1⁄4” seam.Press toward the dark fabric as shown in Photos 17 & 18 of Part 2. Photo 34
Photo 35: Place two of your previously constructed triangles together, right sides together, matching the seam lines and stitch and press. Photo 35
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Photo 37: Your constructed square should measure 4 1⁄2” by 4 1⁄2”. Photo 37
Photo 38: Lay out your block as shown and stitch together as shown in the Block 1 instructions.Press seams so that they lay in the opposite direction from the seams of Block 1 so the seams will lay together nicely.Your finished block should measure 12 1⁄2”. Photo 38

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Happy Sewing!

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