Tuesday, February 9, 2016

February Block of the Month

Our block this month is called SQUARE DANCE. The pattern is from "Block - Idea Book" (vol. 2 issue 6) a publication by Missouri Star Quilt Co. www.missouriquiltco.com 

Missouri Star Quilt Co. is known for easy to follow directions and their on-line tutorials.

SQUARE DANCE - 10 1/2" finished

I have cut fabric for 20 blocks - you can get a kit at the February meeting. Sew pieces together in alphabetical order with a 1/4" seam (or slightly less). Refer to above diagram as you sew. Remember Carol's great program on pressing as you sew and what a difference it makes. For this block press each seam AWAY from the center block.

Here are the cut sizes (from the book) in case you want to make your own quilt.

A = 1-1/2" x 5"
B = 1-1/2" x 7"
C = 2-1/2" x 7"
D = 2-1/2" x 11"

This simple block would make a really great scrap quilt - and depending on the fabrics it could have a traditional or a very contemporary look.

I'm always on the look-out for blocks that do NOT have points around the outer edges, as they are best for blocks that have been made by a group and therefore may have some size variance. I welcome your block suggestions.

Hope you enjoy this block, knowing the quilt will be made for a veteran!

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