Hello, Hello My Fairfield Friends!
Heather here from The Sewing Loft back again to share this months new block in the Starry Night Quilt Sampler. Today’s block is a cool snowflake block that measures 9″ when finished.
Remember, I’ll be stopping by to share a new block each month and a few extra tips to help you create this lap size quilt that finishes 45″ x 54″. PDF for Printing
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Today’s block is a cool snowflake block that measures 9″ when finished. While it has simple straight lines, seam placement will be key. Let’s take a look and get started.
- Cut 1 Charcoal Net 3 3/4″ square
- Cut 1 Ocean Polka Dot 5 3/4″ square *sub cut into 4 triangles
- Cut 2 Charcoal Dress Stripe 5 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ *cut on bias
- Cut 2 Turquoise Dress Stripe 5 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ *cut on bias
-Stripe blocks have been cut on bias for print direction only. Feel free to adjust back to straight grain based on your fabric.
-Sub cut large polka dot square into 4 triangles.
- Following color key, place a triangle right sides together to the rectangle and stitch using 1/4″ seam allowance. Press open and repeat to the other side.
- Repeat step 1 to create 2 finished units.
- With remaining pieces, stitch center square right sides together with 1/4″ seam allowance to the rectangle. Press and repeat to opposite side.
- Using 1/4″ seam allowance, join each unit together to create the finished block. Press seams and trim block to a 9 1/2″ square. This will leave you 1/4′ seam allowance all around for joining to other blocks at the end.
Remember, you will need 1 finished Snowflake block to complete the Starry Night Quilt Sampler.
For those of you that are seasoned quilters this block will be a breeze but if this is your first block of the month series have no fear, I’m here to help you through it. To help you achieve success with each block, I’ve put together a few of my favorite sewing tips here.
Well, that’s it for now. Don’t forget that I’ll be back next month with a next block in the Starry Night Quilt Block of the Month series. In the meantime, be sure to come find me on social media and share a few pictures of your finished block using #StarryNightQuilt as a tag, I want to see how your blocks are coming along!